Nothing has taken the world by storm more than Tiger King. From start to finish, this documentary is INSANE. The show follows the shocking underworld of big cat breeding with a focus on Joe Exotic. This man is A WHOLE TRIP. Nobody has ever captivated me in the more bizarre way like this man. From his country music videos to the dozens of tigers to his multiple husbands.
If you have seen the show, then you know things didn’t end up well for Joe. He was entangled in a murder for hire plot with the intent to kill his arch-rival Carole Baskin. In addition to that, he was also convicted on his treatment of these big cats. However, what if things aren’t exactly what they seem? What if Joe Exotic was just a pawn in a larger conspiracy? He may be in prison, but he has a lot to say.
According to TMZ, Joe is claiming that his entire arrest was bogus and that he is a victim of some targeted discrimination. Joe said the U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Federal Wildlife Service placed a “generic tiger” on the endangered species list.
Even if they placed a generic tiger on the list, that doesn’t change the litany of illegal things he was doing. He killed at least five tigers. Illegally trading appears to have went on as well. Plus, by the end of the series, he’s claiming he can flip on multiple breeders. Can an innocent man have intimate details like that?
Another claim from Joe is that this is all about “stealing my property and promoting an animal rights agenda”. There is a reason people fight for the rights of animals. Many people mistreat and misuse these creatures.
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Joe isn’t the only one. Adults aren’t as financially viable as babies. Police found multiple tiger skulls on Joe’s property. All in all, it’s horrific and brutal.
That’s not the only thing Joe is claiming while behind bars. He is also saying that he was “discriminated against because he is the only person charged with this statute because [he] is an openly gay male with the largest collection of generic tigers and crossbreeds.”
Sexuality doesn’t appear to be a factor at all. Joe’s own words and actions did him in. It’s more likely because of the hours and hours of camera footage showing him being INSANE. He hated Carole. Joe said many times he wanted the “bitch” dead. He shot a blow-up doll version of her multiple times on the show!
What might be even crazier is the astronomical amount of money Joe is seeking in this lawsuit He wants around $94,000,000 for loss of property AND THE DEATH OF HIS MOTHER. How do any of these things equate to one another? He’s going after his former business partner Jeff Lowe too because everyone’s a target apparently.
Does Joe really think he can win, or does he just love this surging level of fame? On the show, it’s obvious that Joe himself is the one thing he loves the most. He truly believes he is the Tiger King.
Given there is a mountain of evidence against him proving this claims are bogus, he probably won’t win. However, it’s wildly entertaining to see someone ride their own ego so hard.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE JOE IS GUILTY? DO YOU THINK JOE WILL WIN HIS LAWSUIT? WHAT DID YOU THINK OF TIGER KING?
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