Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Around 20 years ago, the whole OJ fiasco was in full swing in a  case of the decade that dragged for
15 months until the jury found the defendant, OJ Simpson, not guilty. This landmark trial fostered many pop culture and societal phenomenon that are still prevalent today. Here are a few:
1. The trial detailed the anatomy of a crime. Questions were raised whether the crimes were premeditated or based on the instinctual rage of the defendant
2. The chase and trial spawned celebrity sensationalism at its best. Fame was made of the personalities involved in the trial(ie. Kato Kaelin)
3. Reality TV found a big audience. The chase and trial did not give rise to reality TV, but it sure helped make it it big after executives found out that people would tune it for all the chase and court related drama.

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