Kim Kardashian Tweets For Trayvon (Bad Idea)

Twitter tempts us to think aloud.

It’s as if we’re alone and don’t see that we’re on stage.

Somewhere in our heads, we know that others can hear us, but often we don’t think about that swiftly enough.

This may (or may not) have been the case with Kim Kardashian, as she donned her tweeting waders to offer a strong opinion about the “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman.

She tweeted: “My heart goes out to Trayvon Martin’s family & loved ones. Thought & prayers being sent their way #NoJustice.”

Where some saw genuine empathy in her words, many saw genuine hypocrisy.

Kimmy’s thoughts and prayers seemed tinged with, well, a mild edit of history. Or a large dollop of myopia.

Perhaps one of the more stark ripostes was offered by a tweeter with the handle @troypls: “You are famous because your dad made a murderer go free and you made a sex tape. You are why there’s no justice in the world @KimKardashian.”

He was referring to the uncomfortable detail that Kardashian’s father, Robert, was one of the lawyers who defended OJ Simpson in a manner that some found indefensible.

Oh, Kimmy.

Oh, Kimmy.

Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

The general idea these days is that he was guilty.

There is no reason, of course, that a daughter should be judged by the sleight of hand (and glove) of her father.

But a touch of sensitivity might not have gone amiss in such a tense public environment as surrounds the Zimmerman trial.

It’s not as if La Kard doesn’t have prior in this regard.

When Casey Anthony was — to many, unaccountably — found not guilty of murder, Kardashian offered: “What!!??!! CASEY ANTHONY NOT GUILTY!!!! I’m speechless!!!”

Many were speechless at her one-eyedness.

Yet if you’re an important person, as Kimmy surely is, you feel the need to make comment on the issues of the day.

Kim Kardashian is on TV all the time. No, it doesn’t just seem that way. She must believe she is important.

She must think that if she hadn’t commented on Trayvon Martin, people would have wondered why.

Or not.

Still, perhaps it might be an idea for her to address the OJ Simpson issue. Perhaps she might explain how she felt about it then and how she feels about it now.

It surely cannot hurt.

Otherwise, people might think she was a similar daughter to that of Don West’s little blonde Molly.

Should you have missed it, I mused about it over at Technically Incorrect.

Molly thought it would be fun to go on Instagram and post a picture of herself, her sister and her dad eating a happy ice cream.

The caption said so much: “We beat stupidity celebration cones … #zimmerman #defense #dadkilledit.”

Some would say Robert Kardashian killed it in the OJ trial. Many wish he hadn’t.

Just as many wish that his daughter had thought before tweeting.

Still, we’re all hypocrites at heart. Some just hide it better than others.

Should you be thinking that Kardashian must be aware of the slightly irony in her need to see Trayvon Martin’s family get justice, I bring you her very latest tweet: “Watching my mom now! Couldn’t be more proud!!! Tune into the Kris show now!”

There’s nothing like being proud of your parents, is there?

 

 

 

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