Following on from her sudden and bizarre Tiger King fame, Carole Baskin has resorted to selling personalized videos for a bit of extra cash... But her most recent video, in which she tried and failed to rap along to 50 Cent has left us all wanting to claw our eyes out.
Netflix's docuseries, Tiger King gave us a majestic insight into the captivity of big cats here in America.The 7-part series retold the story of a war between a very flamboyant tiger owner named Joe Exotic and his enemy, a Florida-based animal activist named Carole Baskin.
But through all of the memes and laughs...The spotlight is always placed upon Carole Baskin, mostly in regards to her leopard print wardrobe and her mysteriously missing husband.
So, what are the facts?Well, on the morning of August 18, 1997, Carole's millionaire husband, Don Lewis, vanished at the age of 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.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...In fact, this claim was made by the oldest of Don's 4 children, Donna Pettis, then forty-two, back in 1998. 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."
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.He was not granted the order. Carole has repeatedly protested her innocence, and says that any claims made that she fed her husband to the big cats are "ludicrous."
5 years after Don went missing, Carole had him legally declared dead...And to this day, nobody has been charged with anything to do with his disappearance.
Don's disappearance is still an active cold case...
Since the show aired on Netflix...Carole and her current husband, Howard, have been subjected to constant abuse online.
Carole spoke out about the ordeal recently...Speaking to the New York Post, she said: "He’s [Joe Exotic] 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 whack-jobs."
And when the reality star turned lawyer Kim Kardashian tweeted about the ordeal...
Wow the amount of texts I’ve gotten about Tiger King since I tweeted about it all have mentioned their belief that… https://t.co/uXHQUJs8Ky— Kim Kardashian West (@Kim Kardashian West)1584923892.0
She has characterized such talk as the "most ludicrous of all the lies."Pointing 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."
Even though Carole's comments seemed to be legit...
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
Anyway, putting all the murder conspiracies to one side...Aside from all the grisliness, the mystery, and the suspicions - Carole has got herself a new job, making personalized videos for fans on the video site, Cameo.
Yep, it turns out there's a market for that kind of thing...But Carole's cameo business has been booming, and she has been consistently churning out the personalized videos for eager fans.
She's making a generous amount of money off it, too...Because she's charging around $207 per video.
But her latest request has left her looking a little silly...A fan, known only as Charlotte, requested for Carole and her husband to wish her a happy birthday by singing 50 Cent's birthday song, "In Da Club." "Hey, all you cool cats and kittens. It’s Carole Baskin and Howard Baskin at Big Cat Rescue. We are here with the crib mates to wish Charlotte a happy birthday."
And it was every bit as awful as you'd imagine.Carole and her husband then started to robotically rap along to the song, while waving around a bottle of Bacardi rum.
People are in shock by what they had just watched...
@AlexisWLWT O M G WHAT did I just watch and why did I love every second of it 🤣🤣🤣 hey cool cats and kittens !— Paola Suro 11Alive (@Paola Suro 11Alive)1594912222.0
You can watch it here.
We all could use a laugh at this point of the week 😂 Today’s cackling moment is brought by Carole Baskin and 50 Cen… https://t.co/ctZmdvY2OK— Alexis Rogers (@Alexis Rogers)1594899596.0