As the clock ticked closer to midnight in Las Vegas on June 14th, 2019, a certain former Heisman Trophy winner, who would later attract the attention of the entire nation for entirely different reasons, created a Twitter account. Yes, O.J. Simpson is now on Twitter and in less than 72 hours, he has produced plenty of content and created mass hysteria among the website’s users.
Simpson burst onto the national scene in 1968, winning the Heisman Trophy as a running back at USC. In 1973, Simpson won the MVP Award as he racked up over 2,000 rushing yards for the Bills. He retired after the 1979 season and pursued acting for nearly two decades. Yet, one of America’s most beloved figures soon became one of it’s most infamous. On June 17, 1994, Simpson was sought in connection to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman took part in a low-speed chase in the famous 1993 white Ford Bronco owned by Al Cowlings. In one of the wildest trials in history, Simpson was acquitted of the murders. Yet, in 2007, Simpson found his way into serving nine years in prison following his involvement in a robbery in Las Vegas. In 2017, the Juice was let loose and he had stayed out of the spotlight until the launch of his Twitter account.
All three of his tweets, so far, have been first-person videos. His first tweet announced that the handle @TheRealOJ32 was officially himself. In the video, he mentioned that he has “a little gettin’ even to do.” His second tweet consisted of a video of OJ wishing everyone a Happy Father’s Day and announcing that he will challenge some of the BS he finds on Twitter and engage in discussions about fantasy football and politics. In his third tweet, he denied ever having any romantic interest in Kris Jenner. Additionally, the owner of a parody O.J. Simpson account shared a DM encounter with the real Simpson, who first told the parody account to deactivate the account and then sent along with a knife emoji.
There have been thousands of tweets, so far, that have either ripped O.J. and the people who follow him. Here are ten of the best reaction tweets to “The Juice” joining Twitter.
It’s not even that they appeared out of nowhere, it’s that OJ Simpson appeared and said he has a little getting even to do and Bill Cosby came in with “it’s America’s dad,” like we’re in some kind of Twilight Zone funhouse mirror hallway
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) June 17, 2019
Really disturbing to see that people are actually following OJ Simpson… why?
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) June 15, 2019
I rarely judge, but I absolutely am judging if you saw OJ Simpson on Twitter and hit follow.
— Bev Gooden (@bevtgooden) June 17, 2019
Live shot of OJ Simpson gaining followers pic.twitter.com/rRxukO4Bv7
— Karen Howell (@karenehowell) June 15, 2019
OJ Simpson joins Twitter three days after the 25th anniversary of the brutal "unsolved" (really heavy air quotes here) Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman murders. In his very 1st tweet he says he's got some getting even to do.
That's enough Twitter for today
See you Sunday pic.twitter.com/H2FisjyBRb
— Paul Maximilian Banks (@PaulMBanks) June 15, 2019
When you tweet at OJ Simpson and he replies: pic.twitter.com/DwaazqpW3F
— Joel Schoenbach (@Joelenbach) June 15, 2019
**OJ Simpson has followed you** pic.twitter.com/uxGLZj3ipu
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 16, 2019