Kim Kardashian has landed in hot water after she weighed in on the controversial Trayvon Martin murder case verdict. Like the slew of people on Twitter that are outraged by the not guilty verdict, Kardashian tweeted: “no justice” as a hash tag.
However in many people’s eyes the big difference between Kardashian and the rest of the world is that Kim Kardashian’s father helped O.J. Simpson get acquitted in his criminal case in 1994 for his double murder charge. While Simpson got away, a great deal of people believed he should have been found guilty.
The two cases draw parallels even though they’re decades a part, and Simpson was famous for being a retired NFL star. George Zimmerman was found not guilty as was O.J. Simpson, and both cases were widely followed by 24-hour media coverage when the incident happened, up until the verdict of the trial.
Unbeknownst to the parallels Kim Kardashian’s tweet for Trayvon read: “My heart goes out to Trayvon Martin’s family & loved ones. Thought & prayers being sent their way. #nojustice.”
The backlash for Kardashian was almost immediate. Kim, whose later father Robert Kardashian was part of the defense team for the O.J. Simpson trial with many angry people.
I find Kim Kardashian’s tweet completely contradictory due to the fact that her father helped someone get away with an ACTUAL murder
— Sarah John (@coreysnow3) July 15, 2013
Kim Kardashian’s father was a defense attorney on the OJ Simpson murder trail. So what can she say about controversial trails? #ironic
— John Hagan (@SwedishHagan) July 14, 2013
I didn’t realize Kim Kardashian ‘s father was OJ lawyer. I sincerely dislike her on her own merit. #NoJustice
— maia bird (@MaiaBirds) July 14, 2013
Another user tweeted: “Kim Kardashian tweeted earlier “#nojustice” about the Trayvon case, but her dad was one of the attorneys that got OJ acquitted of murder.”
Although Robert Kardashian was a part of O.J.’s defense team, in his later years he did question the outcome. Robert once said to ABC News: “I have doubts. The blood evidence is the biggest thorn in my side.”
Trayvon Martin wasn’t the only thing on Kim Kardashian’s mind. The reality star tweeted about Glee actor Cory Monteith’s death over the weekend:
Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words cant describe what they must be feeling
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) July 14, 2013
Do you think Kim Kardashian is an easy target, or does she deserve to be ridiculed because of what her father was most famous for? Tell us what you think.