The sister of murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson blasted Kim Kardashian for making an “innaproprate” joke about O.J. Simpson during her stint as the host of “Saturday Night Live.”
Kardashian quipped that her father, late attorney Robert Kardashian Sr., was the reason she met the “first black person” she had ever encountered. Kardashian Sr. was one of O.J. Simpson’s defense attorneys during his trial for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole, and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994.
“Wanna take a stab in the dark at who it was?” Kardashian joked during her opening monologue. “It’s sort of weird to remember the first Black person you met, but O.J. does leave a mark. Or several. Or none at all. I still don’t know.”
Tanya Brown said making the joke during October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, was “beyond inappropriate” for victims.
“If she and her family loved Nicole so much as they claimed, this was done in very poor taste,” Brown commented. “I think the taste of writers at SNL was beyond inappropriate and insensitive as was the reaction in the audience.”
“Regarding Kim, I believe everyone has a choice to control what they speak on,” she continued. “She easily could have said, ‘This is inappropriate and disrespectful to everyone! Not only for Nicole and Ron, but for all victims of domestic violence who were murdered by their significant others.”
Brown said she only speaks about domestic violence for educational reasons, not “for laughter or comedy,” and never shares any private details, beyond what has already been made public, about her sister’s life.
The former NFL running back was not charged with his ex-wife or Goldman’s fatal stabbings, but was found liable for their deaths in a 1997 civil case.
“After 27 years, can’t we move past the murders and focus on domestic violence?” Brown added, noting that the statistics have skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic.
“Our loss, Browns and Goldmans, should not be portrayed as a comedy — family or non-family. Loss, tragedy, murder, crime should not be portrayed as comedy. Everyone has a choice!”