OJ Simpson has joined Twitter and users aren’t sure what to think.
On Saturday, just days after the 25th anniversary of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman — for which OJ went on trial and was ultimately acquitted in 1995 — the former football player took to the social media platform to announce his arrival.
“Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly,” OJ, 71, said in a clip on the platform on Friday. “Now, coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything… It should be a lot of fun. I got a little getting even to do.”
The following day, he posted another clip of himself standing in a luxurious backyard where which he stated: “Hey Twitter world, you know, for years people have been able to say whatever they wanna say about me with no accountability. But now I get to challenge a lot of that BS and set the record straight. More importantly, I’ll be able to talk about everything especially sports, fantasy football, and even politics. But, for now, let me just say to my fellow fathers out there Happy Father’s Day. God bless.”
OJ is the father is four adult children, two of which he shared with Nicole. He shares his other two kids with his first wife, Marguerite Whitley. OJ and Marguerite’s third child, daughter Aaren Simpson, died at age 2 in a tragic accident in 1979.
Soon after OJ posted his clips, Twitter exploded with memes and comments reacting to the polarizing figure’s arrival. Comedian Chelsea Handler soon wrote: “Let’s all take a moment to be happy OJ Simpson joined Twitter and not Trump’s cabinet. It’s the little things these days.”
“Oj simpson joining twitter the week of the 25th anniversary of nicole brown’s murder sure is, uh, something,” another user wrote. “Really disturbing to see that people are actually following OJ Simpson… why?” yet another chimed in.
One individual seemed to try and offer a response to this question: “To all the [people] asking ‘how could you follow a monster like oj simpson?!?’ I can only answer this: an unquenchable thirst for content.”
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It didn’t take Simpson long before he posted his first video where he wanted to “set straight is this story. Pardo (who was not my manger) is talking about all over the media regarding me & Kris Jenner.”
“Bob Kardashian was like a brother to me” he starts the two-minute clip. “Never, in any shape way or form have I ever had any interest in Kris romantically or sexually,” calling the stories about the rumoured romance between the two of them “bogus”.
“I’ve had one manager my entire life,” he adds and asks people not to believe the stories the other people claiming to have represented him tell.
“I don’t really get an opportunity to really talk to people, interview people that I find interesting,” he admitted. “The podcast has turned out to be a great form to do just that.”
Phil went on to add: “There are people I want to talk to before they die. I wanna talk to O.J. [Simpson] before he dies. I wanna know. I’ve worked very closely with the Goldman family. I respect them so much. I respect them so greatly. I wanna talk to him because he can’t lie to me.”
The TV host explained that he’s convinced OJ has lots of reasons to open up to him, should the opportunity to talk arrive.
“If he’s telling the truth, then going through the interrogation that I would give him, it would be obvious to everyone in America, to everyone in the world that he is innocent,” Dr. Phil insisted. “And if he’s not, it would be obvious to everyone in the world that he’s not, and he should unburden before he goes to his grave.”