The finale of The People Vs. OJ Simpson: An American Crime Story aired last night (April 18) on BBC Two, a couple of weeks after its broadcast on American television. As the story from actual history goes, OJ’s trial resulted in a not guilty verdict, after weeks of to-ing and fro-ing with evidence, mistreatment by the police and lawyers stumbling over various aspects of the case.
As we all knew, OJ would be found not guilty by the jury, but the ‘news’ apparently still infuriated fans of Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden on Twitter. Ahead of the final episode of the series there were some real Chandlers on the internet, best exemplified by this handy clip from the new series of Kimmy Schmidt:
Here is an example of said Chandlers:
Apparently, though, some people hadn’t got the memo, and throughout the finale began tweeting their incredulity and anger about the verdict of the case – a verdict which was reached more than 20 years ago, on October 3, 1995. Gabby was particularly pissed off by the, er, news:
How in the world was OJ Simpson found not guilty!!! IT GETS ME SO HEATED ????
— gabriela ❁ (@gabbybaggio) April 8, 2016
So was Dani
"We the people find the defendant OJ Simpson not guilty" pic.twitter.com/rGi3Cbpmc8
— Dani White Martinez (@daniwmartinez) April 6, 2016
And Ruth too
Many, many people were pissed off by news that was legally old enough to buy you a drink in the UK
HOW WAS OJ SIMPSON NOT GUILTY THOUGH?
— AK (@DistinCray_) April 6, 2016
HONESTLY HOW THE FUCK WAS OJ SIMPSON FOUND NOT GUILTY IM HONESTLY FUCKING PISSED OFF
— ??♀️ (@miladybrienne) April 6, 2016
Watching the finale of OJ Simpson and it makes me want to barf ? how can they say not guilty after all that evidence
— Audrey (@AudToucey) April 8, 2016
@AudToucey me too dude it was all so wild
— ?????? (@elorathewitch) April 8, 2016
The above seems like genuine anger, but then the Chandlerisms start to creep in.
Just watched the end of The People vs OJ Simpson. Not guilty. Wow. Talk about a surprise ending. Good job FX
— Frankie D (@checkraiseyou) April 9, 2016
Wow just finished the people vs oj Simpson show. Who would have ever thought he'd be found not guilty ?????
— Liam (@LiamAbell) April 7, 2016
Can not believe OJ Simpson was found not guilty last night.
— Daniel Carrillo (@DanielRCarrillo) April 6, 2016
Ok internet, if you’re gonna be like that, we’re off.