Remember when Tiger King: Joe Exotic brought some light into this dark time? It feels like centuries ago. The world we were exposed to in this Netflix docuseries was all kinds of messy. At the center is Joe Exotic , aka Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a Tiger breeder/fake country singer who loved Liberace’s wardrobe as much as he hated Carole Baskin. Baskin is the founder of Big Cat Rescue near Tampa, Florida (these stories are meant for Florida, no?), and may or may not have fed her first husband to the tigers. Regardless, Carol and Joe were nemeses for years. So much so that Joe hired the world’s most untrustworthy hitman to kill Carol for a paltry $3,000. (Remember Episode 7 when the hit man in the bathtub said *uck it, took the money and went to a strip club?!).
Anyway, other insane characters are involved in this wild story of twists and turns. In Episode 2 we met Bhagavan “Doc” Antle and his creepy harem of brainwashed women. Then we met disgusting Jeff Lowe, who very likely incentivized Joe to hire a hit man to kill Carole. All of which was perhaps an elaborate scheme so Jeff could gain control of Joe’s Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. In sum, Joe Exotic was found guilty of this murder-for-hire plot, charged for violating the Endangered Species Act, and for falsifying wildlife records. He will be sitting in prison for the next 22 years, unless our President grants him that pardon. Today, news has been shared that offers yet another twist in this already twisted tale.
There are a lot of things you can say about Tiger King star Joe Exotic. As the clear breakout star of the seven-part docu-series, Joe showed us all kinds of crazy. From his 2016 presidential run, to his cringe-y yet amazing music videos, Joe is a personality that is larger than life. He wanted fame above all else. And honestly, I wanted it for him. Sure, Joe has his faults, but there’s something so endearing about him. Or maybe I’ve just truly lost my mind during quarantine. We can’t be sure.
Even though Joe is now an international sensation, he tragically cannot enjoy this fame. Joe is currently serving a 22-year sentence on murder for hire charges against the now infamous Carole Baskin. Like many, I felt like Joe was set up in a way. Even Cardi B expressed her feelings on Joe’s prison sentence. “He will be free,” she promised. But Joe isn’t waiting around for to Cardi’s GoFundMe campaign to get him out of jail. Instead, Joe is going straight to the source himself: President Donald Trump.
In the midst of the craziness that is 2020, the Tiger King phenomenon lives on. Even if you haven’t watched the seven part Netflix series, you’ve undoubtedly heard about it. Breakout star Joe Exotic, who is currently serving a 22 year sentence in an Oklahoma prison, was even mentioned during one of President Donald Trump’s press conferences. He has become a bona fide star.
Fans have been hungry for more Tiger King content since the series dropped on Netflix. The series could not have come at a more perfect time. When news broke of a scripted version of the story, the Internet went crazy. Twitter was wild with casting suggestions on which stars should play characters like Carole Baskin and Doc Antle. And now, the first official casting announcement has been made.
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Hey all you cool cats and kittens! Is there anyone left on the Internet who doesn’t think Carole Baskin fed her former husband Don Lewis to the tigers? Yeah, didn’t think so.
If you’ve watched the Netflix sensation Tiger King (if you haven’t, do you live under a rock?), you probably had many takeaways from the docu-series that has turned into the gift that keeps on giving during this quarantine. The one thing many of us are convinced of is that Carole was involved in her late husband’s disappearance. Hell, even OJ Simpson thinks she’s guilty. But when it comes to taking a polygraph test to prove her guilt innocence, Carole is stuck between a can of sardine oil and a meat grinder.
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