Kardashian West had joked that it was because of her late father, lawyer Robert Kardashian, that she first met a black person. “Do you want to try in the dark to find out who it was?” She asked, referring to how Simpson was charged with the murder of Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994.
Robert Kardashian helped acquit the NFL star of those murder charges following a controversial and high-profile 11-month trial.
“OJ leaves a mark – or several, or none at all; I still don’t know, ”Kardashian West joked in the monologue.
Tanya Brown told TMZ this week the jokes were “beyond impropriety and callousness” and her sister’s death shouldn’t be described as a joke. It was also shocking and hurtful to hear the audience laughing at them, she said.
The two families were once closely related. Kardashian West’s mother Kris Jenner was a close friend of Nicole Brown for years.
Tanya Brown argued that Kardashian West should have backed down and refused to make the jokes, given the family history.