Over time, we’ve seen many people dominate headlines. People like Michael Jackson, Kanye West, or Lebron James usually comes to mind when talking about media darlings, for lack of better words, in my time. But no one has dominated headlines more than one O.J. Simpson. From a football star to actor then to his famous trial in 1994, no one causes a stir like the juice.
Simpson has kept a low profile since his release from prison in 2017 for robbery and kidnapping over an attempt to steal back some of his sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room. It looked like O.J. was about to fade away out of our lives for good. Well, I was wrong.
The Juice is loose (on Twitter).
The 71-year-old joined twitter a few days after the silver anniversary of the killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. As well all know, O.J. famously went to trial and was acquitted of all charges.
O.J. definitely had some things to say about launching his twitter. “I got some gettin’ even to do,” Simpson said, which is never something you want to hear from the controversial figure.
Coming Soon!!! pic.twitter.com/R1tXOuuLgO
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 15, 2019
In the only other tweet he posted, he said he gets to challenge a lot of people who have said things about him with no accountability.
Thanks to all my new followers. Love learning how to use Twitter. pic.twitter.com/J4JnN59yKl
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 16, 2019
It seems like O.J. is going to take to Twitter to dish out some hot takes on football, politicals, and probably everything in between, all while challenging the people who challenge his character.
Naturally, Twitter has lost its ever-loving mind.
Live shot of OJ Simpson gaining followers pic.twitter.com/rRxukO4Bv7
— Karen Howell (@karenehowell) June 15, 2019
OJ Simpson: “I got a lot of getting even to do.”
— Josh | HOVAH (@itshovah) June 15, 2019
“OJ Simpson liked your tweet”
— Joey Langone (@JoeyLangone) June 15, 2019
“OJ Simpson and 3 others followed you”
— KFC Radio (@KFCradio) June 15, 2019
While most people have made jokes and memes about O.J. joining Twitter, many others were skeptical and questioned why anyone would follow him.
Really disturbing to see that people are actually following OJ Simpson… why?
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) June 15, 2019
is it okay to follow OJ to keep up or should i mind my own business…
— Jacob Chaffins (@biffyszn) June 16, 2019
to all the ppl asking “how could you follow a monster like oj simpson?!?” I can only answer this: an unquenchable thirst for content
— Pants Consultant (@KrangTNelson) June 16, 2019
So, I ask you, will you follow O.J. on twitter? What do you think of it? I have a feeling his PR person might be sweating bullets.
If he doesn’t twit, you must acquit. @BrentW_KSR