Kardashian, 40, has been praised for her comedy chops on the NBC sketch present, which noticed her take shots at her own family members in her opening monologue. Whereas her jokes about Kanye West, Caitlyn Jenner and her mom’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble, fueled headlines, so did her feedback about Simpson, who was acquitted of two counts of homicide within the 1994 deadly stabbings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.
The Kardashian-Jenner household has lengthy been linked to Simpson’s case as a consequence of Kardashian’s father, the late Robert Kardashian, being a protection lawyer in Simpson’s trial. In the meantime, Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, was considered one of Nicole’s shut buddies.
Talking to TMZ after Saturday’s episode aired, Nicole’s sister Tanya Brown revealed she discovered Kardashian’s feedback about Simpson’s case “past inappropriate and insensitive.”
“My father was and nonetheless is such an affect and inspiration to him. I credit score him for actually opening up my eyes to racial injustice. It is due to him that I met my first Black particular person. Wish to take a stab at midnight at who it was? I do know it is form of bizarre to recollect the primary Black particular person you met however O.J. does depart a mark, or a number of, or none in any respect. I nonetheless do not know,” Kardashian mentioned throughout her monologue.
Kardashian put her household – and Simpson – on trial but once more in the course of the episode throughout a parody courtroom actuality sequence titled “People’s Kourt.” The sketch concluded with Kardashian roasting her household’s first declare to fame by having Keenan Thompson play Simpson, asking her why they don’t communicate.
General, Tanya referred to as Kardashian’s skits in “poor style” whether or not or not they had been written by “SNL” producers. TMZ additionally stories that Tanya is now reconsidering how a lot the well-known household cared about her late sister.
Tanya additionally was upset by the laughter that broke out by the viewers when Simpson was referenced by Kardashian. She additionally claimed that she feels Kardashian may have nixed the references about her sister’s demise from her sketch earlier than going stay. The truth is, Tanya claims she did that herself when she beforehand left an look on “The Meredith Veira Present.” When Tanya discovered “on the final second” that jurors from the homicide trial would even be included on the present, she instructed the outlet she left and did not fulfill her scheduled duties.
Representatives for Kardashian didn’t instantly return Fox Information’ request for remark and Tanya couldn’t instantly be reached.
After the episode, Kardashian was praised for her “SNL” gig by her household, together with mother Kris.
“I’m so so happy with my wonderful daughter Kim!!! She completely crushed one of many hardest get up gigs on the earth!!!! She is an absolute ROCKSTAR and I’m so happy with this accomplishment!!!” Kris wrote on social media.
The momager added: “Not solely was she stunning, humorous, outrageous and didn’t take herself too critically, however she took this on with such significance and focus. She was calm, form, good, humorous, hilarious and weak. She confirmed that she is at all times in on the joke and actually is aware of how you can be stunningly fabulous and is aware of how you can make enjoyable of herself on the identical time.
Kris concluded: “She did her monologue with the perfect mixture of LOVE, vulnerability, self depreciation, humor, magnificence, intelligence and kindness. Her work ethic is second to none. All the time a workforce participant and at all times together with her household in every thing she does. Wow. Kim, you nailed it!!!!! I’m exploding with satisfaction and pleasure for essentially the most wonderful week.”
Khloe, in the meantime, took to the feedback of her mother’s publish to additional congratulate the SKIMS founder.
“Each single phrase you mentioned is totally spot on! I’m beaming with satisfaction! What a present this was!” the 37-year-old wrote. “What an outstanding present that we had been blessed and lucky sufficient to make a cameo on! Positively one thing I’ll always remember for the remainder of my life! Kimberly I’m so extremely happy with you!”
Kourtney Kardashian, who Kim did an unflattering impression of in the course of the “People’s Kourt” section, took to her Instagram Story on Sunday to disclose that her overwhelming emotion upon viewing the episode was satisfaction.
“Ahhhhh! That is every thing!” she captioned a video of herself watching the sketch.
Fox Information’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.