NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — After Howard Stern intimated that O.J. Simpson should be removed from Twitter, Simpson struck back on the platform, tweeting a minute-long video in which he assails Stern’s hypocrisy.
The former football star was aquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, but was later found liable in a wrongful death suit filed by Goldman’s family.
Goldman’s sister Kim appeared on an episode of Howard Stern’s show that first aired on Wednesday, where she said it bothered her to see Simpson on Twitter.
Stern agreed, saying Simpson should be barred from the platform.
Simpson explained that he found it strange that a person, presumably Stern, who he declines to mention by name, who fought so hard for first amendment rights would be speaking against someone else’s right to be heard.
“Person A stated that he thought person B should not have a right to public expression,” Simpson said. “What’s interesting about that is that Person B, years ago, fought for Person A’s right for freedom of expression.”
Simpson preceded the comments by saying, “I know I’ve been away for a while, but I don’t know what’s going on with America.”