KIM Kardashian has been slammed by Jerry O’Connell for her Saturday Night Live jokes about OJ Simpson’s murder on Monday’s episode of The Talk.
In Kim’s Saturday Night Live monologue, she told viewers to “take a stab in the dark” at who the first black man she met was, as she was referring to family friend OJ and the stabbing death of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson.
On Monday’s episode of The Talk, hosts Jerry, Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales and Akbar Gbajabiamila discussed Kim’s skits.
Natalie said: “The monologue was the best though honestly she was equal opportunity, went after everybody, her family and then some.”
She then asked Jerry: “But Jerry, there were some issues there right?”
Jerry, who was dressed up in the pink jumpsuit Kim wore during the monologue, said: “I have to say just to get serious for a moment and I know no one is going to take me seriously in this outfit right now.
“I have to get serious for a second, and this isn’t Kim’s fault, this is the writers’ fault, and normally I’m one to defend people who make jokes about things, but I thought the OJ jokes in the monologue were not that funny because her dad had something, a lot to do with OJ’s defense and it made me uneasy.”
When Natalie agreed and asked if he was referring to the “take a stab” quip, Jerry continued: “Imagine if you were a victim’s family member watching that.
“I think it wasn’t that funny. Other than that I think she did a great job.”
Kim, 40, said during her SNL monologue: “A real passion of mine is getting wrongly accused people out of jail. I think I’m following in my father’s footsteps. My father was and still is such an influence and inspiration to me.
“And I credit him with really opening up my eyes to racial injustice. It’s because of him I met my first black person.
“Want to take a stab in the dark at who it was? I know it’s sort of weird to remember the first black person you met but OJ does leave a mark, or several, or none at all I still don’t know.”
OJ and Nicole were good friends of the Kardashian family, as she was Kris’ best friend and Robert was one of the lawyers on his defense team.
OJ was acquitted of the murder in the deaths of Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman.
Monday’s show was Natalie’s premiere episode.
The cast shakeup comes after original host Sharon Osbourne, 68, quit the show in March after her on-air fight with Sheryl over her decision to stand by her friend Piers Morgan’s criticism of Meghan Markle.
In April, Carrie Ann Inaba was out for two weeks because of side effects from her various autoimmune conditions.
She then announced she is taking a leave of absence from the CBS show before ultimately quitting.
Elaine Welteroth announced her departure from the show in August.
She announced earlier today that she is expecting her first child with her husband Jonathan Singletary.