FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson has been a hot topic over the past several weeks, flooding social media timelines with reaction to the series that chronicles the days following the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson.
We have managed to consume ourselves with the story all over again, much like 1994 when Simpson became a suspect in the death of his ex-wife. And while many revisit where they were during the Bronco chase scene, or recall watching the tragic story unfold, others are questioning why the series continues to involve the Kardashian kids.
In case you don’t know, Kim Kardashian’s late father, Robert Kardashian, assisted in the acquittal of O.J, something that the now famous family has confirmed drew a wedge between Robert and the Kardashian matriarch, Kris Jenner.
HipHollywood caught up with Keesha Sharp, who plays the wife of Johnnie L Cochran on the series, to talk about the constant references to the most talked about family in the entertainment industry. “What I will say is he [Robert Kardashian] was a huge part of the case and his kids were part of his life,” she told us.
Sharp continued, “We just happen to know who they are now. If we had seen this now and we didn’t know who they are, we would’ve just thought, ‘oh, I didn’t realize they had so many kids.'”
“Because we do know who they are now, to see them as children we are like ‘well do they really have to put that in there.’ But it’s his children so it makes sense. I understand both sides.”
Earlier this week, sources confirmed to TMZ that a scene in the second episode showing the kids clapping in front of the television when their father was speaking at a press conference, was totally exaggerated and never happened.