July 05, 2011 04:02 PM by Shayla Perry
The entire country waited with bated breath in anticipation of the jury’s decision in the Casey Anthony murder trial, which surprisingly resulted in a verdict of “Not Guilty.” Sixteen years ago, it was another trial that captivated the nation, and another verdict of “Not Guilty” that stunned (and divided) us all. For one reality TV family, the Casey Anthony trial brings back memories of the father who first made the Kardashian name famous when he served as a defense attorney for O.J. Simpson. Like many others, Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to express her shock over the trial, but some are calling “foul,” claiming that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is being hypocritical.
“WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!” Kim Kardashian tweeted following the breaking news that a jury found the 25-year-old not guilty of the first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony.
This was the reaction that most people throughout the country shared, but for some of the 8,153,475 people following the E! reality star on Twitter, her response was a little hypocritical, considering the fact that her father, Robert Kardashian, was one of the lawyers responsible for O.J. Simpson’s not guilty verdict in the 1995 double murder trial of Nicole Brown Simpson (who was a friend of Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner) and Ron Goldman.
Kim’s Twitter page was quickly filled with angry tweets ranging from: “u r an idiot…u r famous due to the OJ trial where a killer walked,” to “Why? Your Dad helped OJ walk. Even though he KNEW he was guilty. Somethings never change. Murders go free.”
Kardashian responded to the comments in another tweet, “Reading the comments here &its nuts people think just bc I was close to the OJ trial I can’t have my own opinion on the Casey Anthony case?”
So, what do you think RTVM– is the criticism of Kim Kardashian’s response to the Casey Anthony verdict fair or unfair? Sound off below!
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