O.J. Simpson has been making waves across the Twitterverse by joining the popular social media site. But in a sharp contrast to Simpson’s series of casual posts, sent from golf courses and sunny backyards, it’s Kim Goldman that’s gaining traction on the internet.
Writer Yashar Ali noticed that Kim Goldman, the sister of Ron Goldman, didn’t have nearly as many followers as Simpson. Ron, a waiter and friend of Nicole Brown Simpson, was brutally murdered alongside her in 1994.
“I see that the unrepentant murderer just joined Twitter. Can everyone do me a big favor? Please follow Ron Goldman’s sister, @KimEGoldman. She should have more followers than that monster,” wrote Ali.
I see that the unrepentant murderer just joined Twitter.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 15, 2019
Can everyone do me a big favor?
Please follow Ron Goldman’s sister, @KimEGoldman
She should have more followers than that monster.
Please RT pic.twitter.com/5TzcLkNcP4
As a result, Kim Goldman started gaining followers with rapid speed. On Saturday, she had around 7300. Later that day, she hit 10,000. Ali kept campaigning for more people to follow Goldman in a series of tweets.
4. As the man who murdered her brother heads towards 300,000 followers, can we please get @KimEGoldman to 20,000 followers?— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 15, 2019
6. Wow! I just checked and the wonderful @KimEGoldman just passed 30,000 followers!— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 16, 2019
Goldman, who appears as the host of a new podcast titled “Confronting O.J. Simpson,” is up to 36,000 followers as of Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Simpson who was acquitted of murdering Ron Goldman and former wife Nicole Brown Simpson in "The Trial of the Century," has taken to Twitter’s chatty style immediately. His first post on his account, a 22-second video that was viewed almost 2 million times in eight hours, is a video of him smiling as he declares that he has “a little getting even to do.”
“Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly. Now, coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything,” says Simpson in the video, which looks like it’s taken from a golf course. “Now, there’s a lot of fake OJ accounts out there. So this one, @TheRealOJ32 is the only official one. So, this should be a lot of fun. I’ve got a little getting even to do. So God bless. Take care.”
In his follow-up video, Simpson shared how excited he was to be able to contribute his own point of view on social media.
“Hey Twitter world! You know, for years, people have been able to say whatever they want about me, with no accountability! Now, I get to challenge a lot of that BS and set the record straight,” he told the camera.
Thanks to all my new followers. Love learning how to use Twitter. pic.twitter.com/J4JnN59yKl— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 16, 2019
Simpson has over 509,000 followers on Twitter.
In a 1997 civil suit, he was found liable for thee wrongful deaths of Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. In October of 2017, he was released from prison after serving nine years of a 33-year jail term for armed robbery.
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