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For better or worse, part of what made American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpsoninteresting to
watch was the inclusion of the Kardashian family, which at the time was only
famous for its connection to the Simpson murder trial. They were not the stars
of Keeping Up With the Kardashians or
members of a growing fashion and business empire.
Robert Kardashian -- played by David Schwimmer on the FX
anthology series -- was an undying supporter of Simpson, despite the evidence
stacked against him, and served on his all-star, legal defense team. Meanwhile, Kardashian's ex-wife, Kris Jenner -- a friend of Nicole Brown Simpson played by Selma Blair -- and
their four kids together (Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob) were merely props,
highlighting the celebrity allegory of FX’s recount of events.
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At one point, early in the show, the children were shown
cheering as their father reads a letter from Simpson live on the news. Later,
the patriarch attempts to warn his kids about fame. “We are Kardashians,” he
tells them during a dinner scene at a local buffet chain, “and in this family,
being a good person and a loyal friend is more important than being famous.
Fame is fleeting. It's hollow. It means nothing at all without a virtuous
Whether or not the moment happened in real life, it made for
good television. However, don’t expect to see them share such stories in ESPN’s
upcoming 30 for 30 documentary, O.J.: Made in America, which premieres in June.