And last year, things took a turn for the worst. | 22 Words

Tiger King star, Jeff Lowe, has finally responded to the rumors that he is Carole Baskin's missing husband and, of course, he did it in the most grotesque of ways.

Keep scrolling to hear his shocking response...

There's a new Netflix show in town...

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And it is perhaps the most binge-able yet.

Netflix's docuseries, Tiger King gives us a tantalizing insight into the captivity of big cats here in America.

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The 7-part series retells 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 it isn't just about the tigers and lions...

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It is mostly about the scandalous lives of these people in America's big cat community... and we cannot get enough.

There has been a lot of drama over the years...

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And Joe Exotic seemed to really have it in for Carole 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...

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And it has already 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?

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And who knew there was so much rivalry and hate?

But people seem to be forgetting that this is based on real-life...

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And when Joe's life gradually began to spiral out of control, he landed himself into some deep trouble.

Joe is an openly gay man...

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And after he married both John Finlay and Travis Maldonado in a 3-way ceremony, both of his husbands gradually deteriorated with drug use and mental health problems. Travis tragically took his own life after he made claims that he wasn't at all gay, and Joe had simply hoodwinked him by fueling his addictions.

And after this marriage tragically fell apart...

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Joe himself 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.

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Joe was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison for attempting to have Carole murdered.

He hired a hitman to take Carole out whilst she was biking down a deserted bike path...

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But 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...

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And of course, the internet is now a Tiger King minefield.

The memes have been flooding in...

And even though this is poking fun at real-life events, we cannot get enough during our COVID-19 lockdown. You can read the full list of all the best Tiger King memes at the end...

And we must say...

Tiger King couldn't have possibly come at a better time.

But the scandal doesn't end there.

A new theory has been circulating about Carole Baskin's first husband, who mysteriously vanished (or was murdered and fed to the tigers...) over twenty-years-ago.

They think her husband is...

High-key conman and Las Vegas lothario Jeff Lowe, who is one of the men who helped the authorities put Joe Exotic behind bars.

The theory was shared to Facebook.

One fan of the show wrote: "Jeff is Carole’s abusive first husband who she paid off to go take Joe down. She rented a mansion and that caw to draw him in." "Jeff and (James Garretson) even admit they directed Joe to kill Carole. When Joe didn’t do it, they needed him to pay, he didn’t. So Jeff sent his friend and he ‘chickened out’ on purpose."

They continued:

"Carole then paid them all off. All the convicts around him, except (Kelci Saffery) and (John Reinke). Too bad I wasn’t the police investigator, I would of definitely caught this bull****." "Jeff even told the cops about the Tiger skulls, because they didn’t have enough to keep him otherwise on the bogs ‘killing plot’."

Do you believe it?

There are certainly a few big flaws in the conspiracy theory, such as the fact that their ages don't add up - but many people are still liking the idea of it.

People have been going crazy on social media...

They truly do believe that Jeff is Carole's missing husband.

But now, Jeff himself has spoken out...

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And, as you can imagine, it was the most bizarre response.

Jeff took to Reddit to address the allegations that he was Carole's husband...

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A fan questioned Lowe on his thoughts on the theory, asking: "There's a conspiracy all over the internet this week that you were Carole Baskins' first husband. Have you seen the picture comparison and what's your take on this? She doesn't seem like your type!"

He gave the most grotesque response.

Because, of course, he did. He replied: "You're a brilliant man and she is not my type. If I was stuck on a deserted island with her, I would f*** a coconut. I've seen the side by side pictures. It looks more like John and Joe's love child." Ouch.

"If I was stuck on a deserted island with her, I would f*** a coconut."

Stay classy, Jeff. For more Tiger King madness, keep scrolling to see some of the best memes the internet made from the series...