As you’ve no doubt heard by now, O.J. Simpson was released from prison last month after serving nine years on robbery charges.
Needless to say, some folks were less than thrilled with the thought of living in a world in which the Juice is permanently on the loose.
Obviously, there are the relatives of O.J.’s alleged murder victims, and the Brown and Goldman families are probably more than a little about reports that Simpson tried to hire a hitman and have them killed during his time behind bars.
But O.J. burned a lot of bridges during his first stint as a free man, so the Browns and Goldmans aren’t alone in their antipathy toward the former football great.
The members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, for example, are no big fans of number 32.
Kris Jenner’s husband, Robert Kardashian, was a close friend of Simpson’s and the late attorney played an instrumental role in assembling the defense team for his double murder trial.
Both Kris and former husband Caitlyn Jenner have been vocally critical of O.J., and there have been reports that Kris and Caitlyn are afraid for their lives in the wake of Simpson’s release.
TMZ caught up with Simpson in Las Vegas last night, and the topic of Caitlyn came up during a brief conversation.
O.J. attempted to keep the conversation lighthearted, but we’re guessing Jenner won’t be thrilled with what he had to say.
"I don’t know Caitlyn," Simpson told the paparazzo.
"I’ve never met Caitlyn, as far as Bruce is concerned, I really didn’t know him that well."
There’s reason to question the veracity of that remark, as O.J. vacationed with the Jenners several times during the late ’80s, but it’s what Simpson said next that’s really sparking controversy.
"If he wants to choose to live his life out as an old lady instead of an old man, hey, women live longer," Simpson joked.
"He may be on to something."
A groaner, to be sure, but it could’ve been far worse.
After all, this is O.J. we’re talking about.
If you survive your encounter with him, then it could’ve been far worse.