Actor, football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson worries for America.
The Juice, who 25 years ago was arrested in connection with the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, posted video on his Twitter account in which he lashed out at SiriusXM host Howard Stern for suggesting Simpson shouldn’t be on social media.
“I know I’ve been away for a while, but I don’t know what’s going on with America,” said Simpson, dressed in all white golf clothes on a sunny day.
The 72-year-old ex-jock was found not guilty of those 1994 murders in a criminal court, but later held responsible for wrongful death in a civil suit filed by Goldman’s family. Simpson’s luck ran out in 2008 when he was convicted of armed robbery and spent nearly nine years in a Nevada prison.
The double-murder for which Simpson was acquitted was the topic of a Stern show first aired Wednesday, where Goldman’s sister Kim confessed she found it “maddening” to see Simpson enjoying himself on Twitter. Stern concurred, saying Simpson should be removed from social media platform to spare the Goldmans “the grief of seeing him out there.”
Simpson said he finds it ironic that Stern, whose blunt language on radio has sparked many First Amendment debates over the past 35 years, would suggest that the ex-football player should be censored.
“Person A stated that he thought person B should not have a right to public expression,” Simpson replied, not mentioning Stern by name. “What’s interesting about that is that Person B, years ago, fought for Person A’s right for freedom of expression.”
Moving on from that topic, Simpson took a stab at politics where he seemed to mock the Democratic party’s attempts to censure and impeach President Trump, while complimenting the Republican party for unifying behind their leader.