The ice-cream shop with a now, rather unfortunate name, has hilariously changed their sign to stress that they have no relation to the Tiger King star, Carole Baskin.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear just how their quirky sign has benefited their business...
"Hey all you cool cats and kittens."
via: IMDBIn the last month, most of you will have surely heard of this iconic saying, which came directly from the mouth of Carole Baskin.
Carole Baskin has become somewhat of a household name in the last month.
via: IMDBBaskin, who runs the rescue facility, Big Cat Rescue, has risen to unprecedented levels of fame after appearing in the now-viral Netflix docuseries, Tiger King.
Tiger King gives us a majestic insight into the captivity of big cats here in America.
via: IMDBThe 7-part series retells the story of a war between Baskin and an eccentrically flamboyant tiger owner named Joe Exotic.
There has been a lot of drama over the years...
via: NetflixAnd Joe Exotic seemed to really have it in for Baskin, with footage showing him repeatedly wishing death upon her and describing how he would like to kill her.
The show takes things to a whole new level...
via: NetflixIt has been branded as "bonkers" by viewers, but that certainly doesn't mean it isn't binge-worthy.
Who knew there was such a large cult of exotic animal hoarders in the US?
via: NetflixAnd who knew there was so much rivalry and hate?
But people seem to be forgetting that this is based on real-life...
via: NetflixAnd when Joe's life gradually began to spiral out of control, he landed himself into some deep trouble.
After both Joe's marriage and business ventures began to fall apart...
via: NetflixHe fell into a downward spiral and his obsession with Carole and her husband grew even bigger.
And last year, things took a turn for the worst.
via: NetflixJoe was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison for attempting to have Carole murdered.
He allegedly hired a hitman to take Carole out whilst she was cycling down a deserted bike path...
via: IMDBBut the FBI became involved and they thankfully managed to put a stop to this dangerous plan.
Many viewers believe that Joe belongs in prison after his alarming behavior...
via: IMDBAnd of course, the internet is now a Tiger King minefield.
But through all of the jokes and laughs...The spotlight always lands on Carole in regards to the mystery of her missing husband.
So, what are the facts?
via: imdbWell, on the morning of August 18, 1997, Carole's millionaire husband, Don Lewis, vanished aged sixty. His car was later found at a nearby airport.
The self-made millionaire had helped Carole transform their forty acres of Florida land into the animal sanctuary it is today...
via: TwitterAnd some of Don's relatives speculated that Carole was involved in his disappearance.
Rumors quickly began circulating that she murdered him and fed him to the tigers.
via: TwitterIn fact, this claim was made by the oldest of Don's 4 children, Donna Pettis, then forty-two, in a 1998 interview with PEOPLE. She claimed that Carole feeding his body to the big cats would be “a perfect scenario to dispose of someone. We were upset that the cops didn’t test the DNA on the meat grinder." Joe Exotic also believes that Carole killed her husband - something he has been pretty vocal about, to say the least.
It was reported that 2 months before he went missing, Don tried to take out a restraining order against Carole, claiming she’d threatened to shoot him.
via: TwitterHe was not granted the order.
5 years after Don went missing, Carole had him legally declared as dead.
via: IMDBAnd, to this day, nobody has been charged with anything to do with his disappearance.
Carole has repeatedly protested her innocence, and says that any claims made that she fed her husband to the big cats are "ludicrous."
via: IMDBSpeaking to the New York Post, she said: "He’s [Joe] been trying, since 2009, to get his minions to kill me. He was constantly going on his internet show, saying that he has to get rid of me. It was very disturbing. The kinds of people who back up what he does are not stable people. It would be one thing if he went out to mainstream America. But he was going out to a group of wack-jobs."
She has characterized such talk as the "most ludicrous of all the lies."
via: IMDBPointing out in a blog post that her tigers eat meat broken down into 1-inch cubes before being ground in her tabletop meat grinder, she said, "The idea that a human body could be put through it is idiotic."
But, despite her protests of innocence...
no one: my last brain cell: “Carole Baskin. Killed her husband. Whacked him.”— Chels (@Chels)1587583200.0
It's become a bit of a Twitter trend...
Three things are certain in life: Death, Taxes, and Carole Baskin definitely murdered her husband https://t.co/gYNlvted0H— Victoria Fox (@Victoria Fox)1587559348.0
So, with all these awful rumors flying around...
I don’t know which is worse, Carole Baskin or a camper with a riot shield— Chucky (@Chucky)1587515655.0
But one company had a rather obvious link to Carole...
via: IMDBBy sharing the same name. Now that's just unfortunate, isn't it? Ice cream chain, Baskin-Robbins was obviously aware of their coincidental link to the big cat lover, so they decided to clear a few things up as not to lose any valuable customers.
That should do the trick.
via: Facebook"No relation to Carole Baskin." On Sunday, the Baskin-Robbins chain in Junction City, Kansas, updated its marquee to stress to their customers that they have no connection to the Tiger King star.
Carole may have killed her husband, but she's keeping alive ice cream stores during the lockdown.
Baskin Robbins wanted us to know they are not related to Carole Baskin! 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/ZyHAjDfpxL— Ryan ♈️ (@Ryan ♈️)1587421540.0