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Oh dear… OJ

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All this talk about worrying over the state of England is shadowed into insignificance when you read about one ridiculous thing that is currently happening in the US. OJ simpson is publishing a book! What is going on when a man who was acquitted of a crime through (to be honest a lack of evidence) then writes a book called “If I did it” a “hypothetical” description of how he could have killed his ex-wife and her friend. WHAT????

I feel incited that anyone should be making money out of this creepy (almost certainly morally wrong) project, especially OJ himself. Is there no way of stopping him making a profit from this? Should we be boycotting bookstores like Borders who will be stocking it?

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Written by sanchezdemarcos

November 21, 2006 at 6:14 am

Posted in outrageous, rants

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  1. That is hysterical! Unbelievable! Frankly tho I dont care…doesn’t get me as riled as if Gary Glitter or Abu Hamza started cashing in by writing a book.
    Bit unfair on Nicole’s kids though…

    igotlife

    November 21, 2006 at 9:52 am

  2. How can you say that doesnt affect you it is ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It shouldnt be allowed – it was murder after all.

    unique forms

    November 21, 2006 at 10:46 am

  3. of some yankee socialite…
    Would you be blubbing if Nicole Richie got murdered? I wouldn’t give a shit.

    igotlife

    November 21, 2006 at 10:54 am

  4. mate… you siding with OJ Simpson? Playing devils advocate i think! secretly you do give a shit.

    unique forms

    November 21, 2006 at 10:55 am

  5. fuck OJ. Just completely indifferent to US celebrity nonsense. The yank here agrees that no-one cares over there either…

    igotlife

    November 21, 2006 at 10:59 am

  6. I just think it is weird that how he committed a murder is then turned into a money spinning thing. it is basically reality, not just celebrity shit.

    unique forms

    November 21, 2006 at 11:02 am

  7. I agree with unique form. It isn’t just some celebrity tabliod story. A woman and a man were brutally murdered.

    But inside of that realm, it is simply a story, and his hypothetical is just an extenssion of it.

    So much for the much touted “new morality” that chairman and igotlife always spout about this world. I see no evidence of it. Just a lot of hypocrasy.

    Poxinfinite

    November 21, 2006 at 11:31 am

  8. apparently its been banned now anyway…so its a moot point.

    igotlife

    November 21, 2006 at 11:32 am

  9. No, O.J., no. It was a sequel few had asked for or dared conceive, a television and book project with Simpson describing how he would have killed his ex-wife. Any fascination with Simpson’s shocking return to public life was overcome by revulsion and disbelief.

    Even Rupert Murdoch, a media king with a famous taste for scandal, couldn’t stand it anymore. On Monday, he canceled the whole thing, less than a week after it was announced.

    “I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project,” said Murdoch, whose News Corp. owns both Fox Broadcasting and publisher HarperCollins. “We are sorry for any pain that this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.”

    Poxinfinite

    November 21, 2006 at 12:56 pm

  10. It’s sick, but I think he should be allowed to publish it. In fact allow and publish are two words that I find it very hard to put in the same sentence.

    I very much doubt anyone would have bought it though. Colour me cynical, but I’m guessing the only reason Murdoch pulled it was because he knew that the negative publicity meant no profit.

    And I am an ardent Fox News watcher.

    Gipperfan

    November 21, 2006 at 3:42 pm

  11. I agree that he should be allowed to publish (if only to put the final nail in his coffin) but are there NO things you should ban?
    What about an incognito child-abuser who publishes a book (online?) about his ‘conquests’. If we could shouldn’t we ban it?

    igotlife

    November 21, 2006 at 7:57 pm

  12. Sadly there is no way of stopping him from publishing it as he was never found guilty. And I reckon loads of people will buy it, from the plain old sick to those with the basic human morbid curiousity.

    unique forms

    November 22, 2006 at 1:08 am

  13. IGOTLIFE, do you object solely to the distribution of abhorrent material or the potential for a profit to be made?

    Gipperfan

    November 22, 2006 at 3:29 pm

  14. Not sure? What do you think?

    igotlife

    November 22, 2006 at 4:37 pm

  15. Dunno either.
    The easy answer is, yes ban it – but I can’t see how and unenforceable laws do nothing except salve our collective conscience.

    Gipperfan

    November 22, 2006 at 4:56 pm


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