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"O.J. Simpson, the notorious memorabilia thief and officially no other kind of criminal," just joined Twitter, Trevor Noah said on Monday's Daily Show. One of O.J.'s first video tweets certainly got people's attention. "Whoa, 'I got a little getting even to do?'" Noah said. "If you're O.J. Simpson, there are some phrases that you should never use," including "Have you seen my gloves?" and "'Pass me the knife.' No, O.J., you cut your steak with a fork, my friend."
"Imagine getting a push notification saying 'O.J. Simpson is now following you,'" Noah shuddered. "That's the scariest phrase in the English language. He should have joined SnapChat — at least they destroy the evidence for you."
Yes, "if you thought Trump on Twitter was scary, wait til you get a notification that says 'O.J. Simpson is now following you,'" Jimmy Fallon said on The Tonight Show. "But it's crazy — O.J. made a Twitter account and he's already got over 600,000 followers. That's more followers than when he was driving the white Bronco. Even crazier, O.J. just got a message from Trump asking if he'd be the White House press secretary."
It wasn't just O.J. burning up Twitter, though. "Yesterday, O.J., Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump all tweeted at right around the same time — it was like the Thanos snap of social media," Jimmy Kimmel said on Kimmel Live. He read Cosby's odd jailhouse Father's Day tweet, musing: "How is it that Bill Cosby is legally blind, tweeting from, presumably, a prison library computer, there are still fewer typos and spelling errors than every one of the president's tweets?"
"O.J. is only following eight people, which is probably good because I can't think of anything scarier than getting a notification on my phone saying 'O.J. Simpson is following you,'" Kimmel said. "We can't have the measles and O.J. back at the same time, it's too much." Watch below. Peter Weber