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There’s no denying that The People v. O.J. Simpson is riveting television, but is it entirely accurate? According to Khloé Kardashian, who admittedly has only seen “bits and pieces” of the FX miniseries, the answer is no. For example, The Juice didn’t really threaten to commit suicide in teenage Kim Kardashian’s bedroom.
“Not all the facts are accurate. When O.J. was contemplating suicide, it was in my room, not Kim’s room,” Khloé explained toThe Late Late Show host James Corden on February 23. “They’re sort of sensationalizing the Kardashian name in it, I think, to bring a younger audience in.”
Now, Khloé was only 10 years old during the O.J. Simpson trial — dubbed “The Trial of the Century” by the thirsty media — so she doesn’t quite remember what’s actually real and what was made up for Ryan Murphy’s The People v. O.J. Simpson. Thankfully, her older sister Kimberly, who was 14 at the time, could break down which parts were dramatized for TV, like that much-maligned scene in which tiny Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob cheer on their father with a Kar-dash-i-an chant as he reads Simpson’s suicide note during a live press conference.
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Obviously, that scene never happened IRL, but it does have a harrowing emotional impact in the narrative Murphy and co. are trying to spin. In many ways, the O.J. Simpson trial gave birth to our ravenous, 24-hour news consumption, which in turn set the precedent for reality television. The Kardashians are emblematic of this, whether you like it or not.
No word on whether Robert Kardashian actually lectured them on fleeting fame over Sunday brunch at Chin Chin, so for now, we’re going to assume that did in fact happen.