Is it just me or do the stories stemming from Netflix’s hit Tiger King keep getting weirder and weirder? Usually when this kind of show is done, it’s done. See Netflix’s other hit, Too Hot To Handle. As in, there isn’t much to say about it once it’s over with. This is definitely not the case with Joe Exotic and his band of merry crazies.
First there was the news that Nicholas Cage of all people would be playing Joe Exotic in a series. Although as strange as it is, I can’t think of anyone better fit to play someone as odd as Joe Exotic. Then we found out that Joe is seeking a pardon from President Donald Trump. Let’s face it, this is probably pretty low on the list of priorities right now. But he’s asking! Finally, in one of the most interesting turn of events, Carole Baskin was awarded Joe’s beloved zoo. Was that the final straw for Joe Exotic?
According to the Daily Mail, Joe wrote out an impassioned letter to his “supporters, fans, loved ones.” In the letter, he says, “I’m loosing [sic] weight, sores wont heal, I’ll be dead in 2-3 months, it’s like I have been sent to death row, they stopped all of my medication expect one, this place is hell on earth [sic].”
Joe also said that his “soul is dead” and he is “without access to a phone, email, or commissary.” He also claims he requires blood infusions for a common immune deficiency and has “not had one since end of January”. Joe says he needs one every 4 weeks.
To add insult to injury, it sounds like Joe Exotic is nursing a broken heart. He asks those who have seen husband Dillon Passage out and about to not rub salt in the wound. According to Joe, he hasn’t received a letter or call from Dillon since being locked up.
Joe wrote, “I don’t even know if I’m married anymore, seems everyone is so busy making money and being famous. I don’t get even a letter from Dillon, everyone sends pictures of him having fun and all but as a person screaming for help I am asking you to stop.”
Joe is currently serving a 22 year sentence for the bumbled murder-for-hire plan against his rival Carole. Now his only hope is a Presidential pardon, which Joe said would be a “miracle”.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JOE EXOTIC DOESN’T HAVE LONG TO LIVE? DO YOU THINK HE SHOULD BE PARDONED?
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