O.J. Simpson was released from prison after serving for nine years on Oct. 1, 2017. Less than a week later on Oct. 7 on Saturday Night Live, the NBC late night comedy show ran the following skit.
Kenan Thompson played the recently released from jail O.J. Simpson, who was on a date with a European woman portrayed by Gal Gadot, the evening’s guest host. The skit itself is hilarious and at times seemed so impossible that if something like that ever did happen, it would be hard to believe.
Well, the impossible has happened.
According to the New York Daily News, O.J. has been sliding into the dating game and even been able to talk to some women without immediately having a drink tossed in his face.
As the NYDN points out, the convicted felon, alleged double murderer, and Heisman trophy winner was seen talking with multiple women in Las Vegas over the weekend.
One has to wonder thought if the women Simpson was mingling with were like the character Gadot portrayed and actually didn’t know who he was, or if they were just playing along for the hell of it.
If those women knew who he was, they seemed to be not bothered at all by his presence. The same can’t be said about other women in the bar who spoke to the NYDN.
“I think nothing good of him,” one woman, said. “I think he should have gone to jail for his wife’s murder.”
“He got what he deserved,” a second woman said. “He definitely killed (Nicole). And I think bad things will always happen to him.”
Simpson is still under parole, but can reportedly still drink as long as he doesn’t imbibe in large quantities. He is subject to testing from his parole officer to ensure he doesn’t drink too much.
But that’s not the real story here. Over the last year SNL has received a lot of critical acclaim for predicting or at least foreseeing certain situations that would unfold in the White House under Donald Trump. It’s pretty amazing then that SNL was able to do the same in the Simpson case.
Seeing as what Simpson went through and the kind of person he was before going to prison, it’s not surprising to see him venture to bars shortly after his release. On top of that, we live in a world where people often crave power and notoriety as well as access to celebrities. Seeing as O.J. once had power and is now a very unlikeable celebrity, it’s not surprising to see people engage with him despite his past.