Khloé Kardashian agrees that American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is using the Kardashian name to gain attention.
But that doesn’t stop her from appreciating the series.
During an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden Tuesday night, Kardashian explained, “They’re sort of sensationalizing the Kardashian name in it, I think, to bring a younger audience in.”
For example, “when O.J. was contemplating suicide it was in my room, not Kim’s room,” Kardashian revealed.
And she also said the scene that showed the Kardashian kids chanting the family’s last name as their dad Robert Kardashian (played by David Schwimmer) read Simpson’s suicide note never happened.
“I even called Kim, because I was 10 [at the time],” Kardashian told Corden. “I was like, ‘Did that happen? I don’t remember any of this happening.’ And she was like, ‘Absolutely not did that happen.'”
What did happen, however, was much worse. Kardashian recounted people keying the family’s car with the word “guilty” while they were at church.
“It was horrible,” Kardashian noted.
Definitely doesn’t sound like the glorious introduction to fame the series would have us believe. (I’m thinking of that scene at the diner right now where the Kardashian kids were overjoyed that their father was recognized by the wait staff.)
Still, Kardashian has an appreciation for the series. “I know it’s a phenomenal miniseries. [Kim Kardashian] raves about it.”
As for her personal feelings, Kardashian told her viewers on Kocktails with Khloé that she hasn’t seen the series. “I’m a little more sensitive to it, cause he was my Uncle O.J., like that’s always what I called him. So just hearing things, or I might remember things differently.”
Check out Kardashian’s full interview below.
Of course, just because the series is sensationalizing the Kardashian name doesn’t mean the entire show is somehow faulty. In fact, it seems that most of the series is based in cold, hard evidence from the lawyers involved in the case.
The show spent an entire episode meticulously recreating the Bronco chase scene. (Though, according to Vanity Fair, Simpson says the real reason he didn’t kill himself is because he saw a group of children on the side of the road.) And the show includes footage from the actual events whenever possible.
No, it isn’t all exactly right. Just check out Rolling Stone’s articles if you want to get more in-depth on all of the facts. But I think, as long as you educate yourself enough to know that the show isn’t a perfect depiction of what actually went down, it’s so enjoyable to watch that the story comes to light in a new way.