The People v. O.J. Throws Shade on Young Kardashians
February 17, 2016 – Hindsight is 20/20 and it can also be pointed too. FX’s hit series “American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson” allows the creators a long lens with which to view history including the birth of the Kardashian name to household prominence. David Schwimmer plays Simpson’s lawyer friend, Robert Kardashian, while Selma Blair plays his then already ex-wife Kris. Robert Kardashian indeed had a prominent role during the actual Simpson saga, but the attention “The People V. O.J.” gives to Kris and their children is drawing questions. If you haven’t sketched out the family tree, the children are Kim, Kourtney, Chloe and Robert Kardashian.
In a prominent scene this week, the just becoming famous Robert Kardashian, attempts to get a table for himself and the kids at a busy Brentwood restaurant on Father’s Day. Impossible of course until the Chin Chin hostess recognizes him from television. Although the server gets his name wrong, the family is given a table ahead of everyone else. While Scwhimmer’s Kardashian is clearly alarmed by the treatment, the kids are clearly relishing the attention and salivating at the recognition. Schwimmer admonishes them with a heavy-handed forecast of their futures:
“We are Kardashians. And in this family, being a good person and a loyal friend is more important than being famous. Fame is fleeting. It’s hollow. It means nothing without a virtuous heart.”
Well that wisdom was certainly lost on the Kardashian tots before the egg rolls arrived, with little Kim growing up to gain fame and fortune after a leaked sex tape launched her and eventually her siblings into the internet stratosphere.
Understandably, the real Kardashian kids don’t love how they’ve been portrayed in the series – “so tacky” is the phrase that keeps surfacing, although mom Kris is supposedly more supportive of the show and even consulted in the process. Apparently the kids aren’t that upset as they plan to film themselves watching the series to air later on their own show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” What was father Schwimmer’s advice on fame again? Oh forget it. Pass the platinum chopsticks.
You make the call. Is the hindsight treatment of the Kardashian clan in The People V. O.J. FUNNY or OFFENSIVE? VOTE and COMMENT now…