OJ Simpson Joins Twitter

OJ Simpson

OJ Simpson Joins Twitter

Former National Football League (NFL) running back OJ Simpson chose to join Twitter on Saturday, which marked the 25th anniversary of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson's, death.

The 71-year-old retired National Football League star and actor posted his first tweet on Friday night, two days after the 25th anniversary of the double murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. To the frustration of some, the account, which Simpson was sure to plug as the only "real" O.J. -despite the lack of blue-check- already has 134,000 followers.

Simpson's appearance on Twitter angered some users and-in keeping with Twitter tradition-spawned a flood of memes and parodies.

A smiling and relaxed-looking Simpson promises in the video that soon "you'll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything". So this one, @TheRealOJ32 is the only official one. In his video, he said he had some "getting even to do".

But the account has not been verified, leaving in doubt whether Simpson is actually behind it. "So God bless. Take care".

If the account truly belongs to Simpson, its launch is oddly timely: June 12 marked the 25th anniversary of the murders of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.

However, on the week of the 25th anniversary of his wife's murder, Simpson decided now was the right time for a comeback - in the news cycle that is.

Simpson was acquitted by a jury in 1995 and has continued to declare his innocence.

He was released from prison on October 1.

His televised Trial Of The Century lasted almost a year and became a national obsession.

As you can imagine, the responses to his decision to enter the Twitter world were something else.

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