Kim Kardashian West has been criticised for making “distasteful” jokes about O.J. Simpson on “Saturday Night Live” by Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister.
The 40-year-old actuality star was a success when she visitor hosted the sketch present over the weekend however one one that wasn’t impressed was Tanya Brown, the sister of O.J.’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, who the previous footballer was charged with fatally stabbing in 1994.
Kim – whose late father, Robert Kardashian, had efficiently defended O.J. in his trial – had stated in her monologue: “Now, you realize, my father was and nonetheless is such an affect and inspiration to me, and I credit score him with actually opening up my eyes to racial injustice.
“It’s due to him that I met my first Black individual. Want to take a stab in the dead of night at who it was?
“I do know it’s form of bizarre to recollect the primary Black individual you met however O.J. does go away a mark — or a number of. Or none in any respect. I nonetheless don’t know.”
Kim Kardashian West’s Monologue! pic.twitter.com/t60b6ZC6cl
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) October 10, 2021
Tanya advised TMZ she and her household discovered the monologue “past inappropriate and insensitive,” and insisted it was in “poor style” to make jokes at her late sister’s expense.
O.J. was additionally referenced in one other sketch on the present, when Kenan Thompson dressed up as the previous “Naked Gun” actor – who was deemed to be not responsible of the murders of Nicole and her pal Ron Goldman following an 11-month trial, however later ordered to pay $33.5 million damages following a wrongful demise lawsuit – throughout a “People’s Kourt” sketch wherein he puzzled why the well-known household now not saved in contact with him.
The former “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star – who has 4 youngsters with estranged husband Kanye West – beforehand insisted she does not like speaking about the O.J. trial out of “respect” for his household.
She stated: “I simply respect his youngsters. So if I have been to say one thing that might damage somebody’s emotions publicly — until they’re coming for me and I’ve to defend myself or a member of the family — then I’m conscious.”