Twitter Erupts With Ruthless Barrage Of Memes In Response To The Death Of OJ Simpson

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So much for resting in peace.

There’s no doubt that OJ Simpson, who passed away yesterday at the age of 76, had a complicated legacy. He was a standout running back in college and in the NFL, and was able to spin his success in the sports world into numerous sponsorships and even movie roles (most notably The Naked Gun franchise).

All that is great, but then you have his possible involvement in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and former friend Ron Goldman in 1994. OJ was then a part of the “trial of the century,” which captivated basically everyone on the planet, and eventually cleared his name (the glove didn’t fit).

However, he was later found guilty in a civil case surrounding the deaths and was ordered to pay over $30 million to the families affected. Simpson was also charged with armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008 when he tried to steal back sports memorabilia that he argued was his.

With all that being said, there was a reason the comments were turned off on this post that was shared by his family on his social media account:

“On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.”

Notice that the family asked for “privacy and grace.”

I don’t know if you’ve been on social media since the announcement of OJ Simpson’s death, but the X world (formerly Twitter world) that OJ always used to address is not being too kind to the now deceased public figure.

Social media, as it often is, has been ruthless with Simpson’s passing, as you can see below in the flurry of jokes and memes that have hit the internet platform:

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A beer bottle on a dock