Kim Kardashian was one of many celebs who decided to weigh in on the Trayvon Martin case after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder, but some of her Twitter followers decided that the reality show star had no right to express an opinion about the ruling.
Kim tweeted this about the case: "My heart goes out to Trayvon Martin's family & loved ones. Thought & prayers being sent their way. #nojustice." Some of her followers were quick to point out that Kim's late father, Robert Kardashian, was on the legal team that helped O.J. Simpson score an acquittal for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. A lot of people also believe that justice wasn't served in that case.
According to the Mirror, one of the tweets aimed at Kim read as follows: "Kim Kardashian tweets in support of Trayvon when her own father helped get OJ Simpson acquitted. This country is full of so many idiots."
This isn't the first time that Kim has been called out for offering her opinion about a high-profile case. Twitter users were also quick to point out her father's connection to the controversial Simpson ruling when the reality show star decided to tweet about the 2011 Casey Anthony trial verdict. According to The Daily Caller, Kim responded to the ruling by writing, "WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!" One of her followers responded by tweeting that her outrage was "Like #Hitler being mad at Mel Gibson for portrayal of Jews in The Passion."
Kim hasn't responded to critics of her tweets about the Martin case yet, but this is how she responded to those who were angry about her opinion about the Anthony verdict: "Reading the comments here &its nuts people think just bc I was close to the OJ trial I can't have my own opinion on the Casey Anthony case?"
This also isn't the first time that Kim's name has been linked to the George Zimmerman trial. In a "Saturday Night Live" sketch that aired last year, Nasim Pedrad played the Kardashian and Jay Pharaoh portrayed Kanye West. According to Entertainmentwise, Kanye pointed out that it took cops took cops 46 days to arrest Zimmerman, and Kim replied by saying, "I know. 46 days, that's like half a marriage."
Quite a few other celebs joined Kim in using Twitter to offer their opinions about the Zimmerman verdict. Rihanna called it the "saddest news ever," and rapper Nicki Minaj sent this message to Barack Obama: "What are your thoughts? @BarackObama We're allowed to disregard 911 operators, pursue and kill ppl now? But send lauryn hill to jail 4 TAXES." Beyonce also held a moment of silence in memory of Trayvon Martin during one of her concerts.
So do you think that Kim deserved to be criticized for weighing in?
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