O.J. Simpson Sounds Off About Getting Shots After Social Media Backlash

by Emily Morgan

One day following his COVID-19 vaccination, OJ Simpson took to social media to update fans on whether or not he was experiencing symptoms.

On Friday, the 73-year-old NFL Hall-of-Famer and former double murder suspect received his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination, to which he followed up with a tweet to show his excitement.

“Get your shot. I got mine!!!” Simpson wrote, alongside a photo of him receiving his dose.

Despite his giddiness, things took a left turn for Simpson when his followers began criticizing him for getting the shot.

One Twitter user couldn’t contain their anger, writing that seeing a controversial figure such as Simpson getting his shot before her elderly parents did was very irritating.

“Yeah that’s just what I want to see, OJ Simpson getting his vaccine before my elderly Dad and immune compromised me.”

OJ Simpson Updates Followers After Receiving COVID-19 Shot

While he didn’t directly respond to the criticism, he did update his followers on his health since getting the vaccine.

On Saturday, OJ Simpson posted the video via Twitter, with the caption, “no ill effects.”

“As you have heard by now, I got my COVID shot this week,” he began.

Simpson was eligible for the vaccine in Nevada’s home state, which started vaccinating people aged 65 and older.

“I recently celebrated my 34th-annual-39th-birthday so I qualified here in Nevada,” he added with a chuckle.

“My daughter and I spent four hours over a three-day- period to get a reservation. I got my reservation, and then I went to my local Walgreens, waited in a very short line, and I got my shot.”

After discussing that some of his friends, who also received the shot, experienced various symptoms. He updated his fans on whether or not he was suffering any himself.

“Me? I’ve had no effects. I’ve had no ill-effects. I’m just fine.”

It’s unclear whether Friday’s injection was OJ Simpson’s first or second dose.

According to Centers for Disease Control data, more than 5 million people in the U.S. have received the two doses of a COVID vaccine. Nearly 19 million more have received the first shot.

OJ Simpson was controversially acquitted for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown, and Ron Goldman in 1994.