Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister seethes over Chris Rock’s OJ joke

For some, Will Smith may have gotten the funny stuff out of Chris Rock because people aren’t laughing at the comedian’s latest gag. Rock spilled some tea over the weekend while performing a standup show in Phoenix, Arizona, saying he’d been invited to host next year’s Oscars ceremony after Will Smith notoriously assaulted him. While Rock has since learned to keep Smith’s wife’s name out of his mouth, the same can’t be said of Nicole Brown Simpson’s. According to AZCentral, the comedian told the crowd that he wouldn’t be hosting the awards show again, and that it would be like asking Simpson to “go back to the restaurant” where she left her glasses before getting it was killed.

Needless to say, the joke didn’t sit well with many on social media, who flocked out to blast the comedian. “Chris Rock spends way too much time putting down women,” tweeted one user. Another suggested that Smith should have hit Rock even harder. It wasn’t long before Simpson’s sister, Tonya Brown, dismissed the joke — and as you’d expect, she wasn’t happy about it.

Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister didn’t laugh

Tonya Brown told TMZ that she didn’t think Chris Rock’s joke was very funny, nor did it make much sense. Simpson’s sister told the outlet that Rock’s experience of being beaten at the Oscars was in no way the same as her sister’s disturbing murder, and the comparison was “apples to oranges.” Brown said the attempt at humor was not only “disgusting” but also “completely baseless.” Brown, who currently works as a motivational speaker and life coach, said she wants those who invoke her sister’s name for humor to know that “there are surviving family members who are still grappling with their loss to this day “.

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This isn’t the first time Brown has slammed someone for using her sister’s death as the butt of a joke. According to the Daily Mail, Tonya Brown previously slammed Kim Kardashian for the “disgusting” OJ Simpson joke she delivered during her opening monologue on Saturday Night Live.