Despite a blatant disclaimer explaining that The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story tells the story from a dramatic perspective rather than in a true-to-life documentary-style portrayal, the Kardashians are still angry about the family's 'ridiculous' portrayal.
By acknowledging of the drama element, one should appreciate that the content within will generally be tailored towards a specific audience. However, TMZ has reported that the Kardashian family is less than impressed with a scene which featured in Tuesday's episode.
The scene offered a close look at a young Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob Kardashian while they cheer on father Robert Kardashian as he reads out O.J. Simpson's suicide note during a live press conference.
Here's the scene:
According to TMZ, the sisters remember their father reading the suicide note, but the cheering 'never happened.'
Well, duh. Writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have already made it exceedingly clear that scenes were ramped up for added color.
Last week, Alexander told Vulture:
"Yes, [Robert Kardashian] did take his kids out to Chin Chin for Father's Day on the Sunday after the Bronco chase. That is all true. We know that Robert Kardashian was not a man who sought the limelight," Alexander explained, referencing a scene that will air in the third episode where Kardashian tells his children, "Fame is fleeting. It's hollow. It means nothing at all without a virtuous heart."
"We do know that [attorney Robert Shapiro] pushed him in front of the TV cameras to read the suicide note that day, which was not something he was comfortable with. And we do know, hilariously, that the reporters afterwards said, 'What's your name? How do you spell it?' It's an unusual Armenian name, and he had to spell it out for them. We assume his four kids are all watching TV. They're going to see their dad on TV and they're going to be excited, like any kids would be."
You would have assumed the Kardashians would be used to a little additional media zest by now, but apparently not. Or, maybe they just didn't get it.
The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson and airs every Tuesday on FX.