Written by Ashton Snyder on
 April 12, 2024

O.J. Simpson's 1998 BBC Video Resurfaces After His Passing

The recent death of O.J. Simpson has sparked renewed interest in a disturbing video from his past.

A video from a 1998 BBC interview showing O.J. Simpson pretending to stab Ruby Wax with a banana has resurfaced following his recent death from prostate cancer.

DailyMail reported that in the video, Simpson uses a banana as a pretend knife, simulating a stabbing motion while making screeching noises. His actions and expressions during the act are unsettling, especially given his history with the law.

Ruby Wax's Insight on O.J. Simpson

Ruby Wax, who has always had a knack for interviewing complex characters, described O.J. Simpson as "the most complicated character on earth."

Their interaction during the interview and the bizarre pretend stabbing incident occurred unexpectedly when Wax opened her hotel door to Simpson.

Simpson had originally looked for an actual knife for the stunt but, in its absence, settled for a banana. Ruby Wax recalled the incident vividly, noting it was Simpson's idea of a joke. This unsettling jest came after their formal interview.

Following Simpson's acquittal in the highly publicized 1994 murder case of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, he met Wax. Wax admitted she hoped to extract a confession from him on camera.

Implications of Simpson's Humor

During their first meeting, Simpson referenced a poem about Lizzie Borden, a figure notorious for being tried and acquitted for the axe murders of her family members. Wax perceived this reference as an indication of Simpson's guilt.

Years later, Wax shared an alarming anecdote about Simpson jokingly confessing to the murders over a phone call on April 1st, claiming "I killed her, April Fools!" This offhand comment highlighted the dark humor Simpson often displayed, whether jest or not.

On April 10th, surrounded by his family at his home in Las Vegas, O.J. Simpson passed away after a brief battle with prostate cancer. His family released a statement announcing his death and requested privacy during their time of grief.

Reflections on a Complicated Legacy

Ruby Wax's interactions with Simpson shed light on his complex persona, blurring the lines between humor and potential admissions of guilt. Simpson's life, marred by legal battles and public scrutiny, evokes strong emotions and debate.

The resurfacing of the 1998 video has reignited discussions about Simpson's legacy, reflecting the ongoing public fascination with his life story. As society reflects on his controversial life, the video is a stark reminder of the unresolved mysteries surrounding him.

The death of O.J. Simpson not only marks the end of a controversial figure's life but also revives interest in his past actions and the media's portrayal of his trials. The complexity of his character and the unresolved nature of the crimes associated with him continue to captivate and disturb.

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