Howard Stern Slams OJ Simpson, Says He Should Be Banned from Twitter
Howard Stern describes OJ Simpson's Twitter presence as "madness" as he sits down with Kim Goldman, the sister of the man Simpson allegedly murdered along with his wife 25 years ago.
Since OJ Simpson decided to join Twitter to "set the record straight", he’s had to deal with a lot of backlash for his comments. It now appears he also got the attention of Howard Stern who recently rallied to have him ousted from the social media platform.
ON SIMPSON FLAUNTING THE "GOOD LIFE" ON TWITTER
On his SiriusXM radio show, Stern expressed his concerns during an interview with Kim Goldman, the sister of Ron Goldman who along with Simpson’s wife, Nicole Simpson was brutally murdered back in 1994. Simpson went on trial as the lead suspect for their murders but was acquitted.
During their chat, Goldman expressed her dismay over Simpson’s presence on Twitter.
“I stomach it. It’s not something that feels great. I can’t really avoid it because it keeps coming up,” she revealed. Goldman especially despised Simpson flaunting his “good life” in light of his past and what he was accused of.
Stern asked Goldman if she thought the former athlete should be thrown off the social media site. Before Goldman could reply, the outspoken host shared his own thoughts. "I say yes," he volunteered.
Stern seemed to agree with the grieving sister’s comments and injected,
“When somebody kills your brother, and they’re on the golf course, and they’re sitting there in their golf cart, living a life that, I mean, most people don’t get to live — it’s a pretty good life. It’s got to be maddening. It’s insane.”
Thanks to all my new followers. Love learning how to use Twitter. pic.twitter.com/J4JnN59yKl— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 16, 2019
To this, Goldman replied,
“I think when he, you know, the ‘yours truly’ and the laughing and the chuckling about everything, I just — that part is really hard to stomach, because I look at him and think rage, murderer, domestic violence abuser, it’s just hard for me to see him just enjoying the ‘good life’ like he likes to refer to it.”
Stern added that it’s even more unfair because Simpson’s wife and Goldman’s brother were so young when they were murdered. “I mean these are people who didn’t get to live their lives,” he said.
"You know, today, I was told, that this individual, let’s call him Person A, stated that he thought Person B should not have a right to public expression. What’s interesting about that is Person B years ago helped fight for person A’s right for freedom of expression.”
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Happy Birthday to my big brother. You would have turned 51 today - just insane to think about all of the years lost, absolutely breaks my heart. The what-if's torture my spirit, so instead I will focus on your smile, your zest for life, your kindness, the memories of us growing up, our talks, our laughs, our tears ... I will focus on the tremendous adoration and respect I have for you and I will hold on dearly to the memory of what your hugs felt like, cuz I sure could use one. All the love in the world, xo Squirt #RonGoldman #Hero
WHY STERN BELIEVES SIMPSON SHOULD BE BANNED FROM THE PLATFORM
It was then that their discussion turned to the possibility of Simpson being banned from Twitter. Stern asked Goldman if she thought the former athlete should be thrown off the social media site. Before Goldman could reply, the outspoken host shared his own thoughts. "I say yes," he volunteered. Goldman asked, "Why do you say yes?"
"I say yes because...just to save you the grief of seeing him out there." He also suggests Simpson should just "lay low."
SIMPSON TWEETS CRYPTIC MESSAGE IN RETALIATION
Simpson, who launched his Twitter account in June, admitted in his introductory video tweet that he joined the platform because “I got a little getting even to do.” In response to Stern’s recent remarks, the former NFL star tweeted the following cryptic message.
“Hey, Twitter world, it’s me, yours truly. You know, I know I’ve been away for a while, but I don’t know what’s going on with America. You know, today, I was told, that this individual, let’s call him Person A, stated that he thought Person B should not have a right to public expression. What’s interesting about that is Person B years ago helped fight for person A’s right for freedom of expression.”
Whats happening in America!!! pic.twitter.com/ZokpXe8rsv— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) July 17, 2019
Simpson’s reps did not comment on this latest controversy though we expect Stern to counter knowing how outspoken the radio host is. In the meantime, Simpson’s latest tweet speaks of his “wounded ego” though he doesn’t seem to refer to Stern’s comments as the reason.