Joe Exotic could be one step closer to clawing his way out of prison after President Trump weighed in on his sentencing at a press conference a few weeks ago. But now that they have his attention, Exotic’s legal team has pulled out all the big guns…
Keep scrolling to find out what they have done now… It may or may not include a giant, double-decker bus…
And it is perhaps the most binge-able yet.
Netflix’s docuseries, Tiger King gives us an eye-opening insight into the captivity of big cats here in America.
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…
It is mostly about the scandalous lives of these people in America’s big cat community… and we cannot get enough.
And who knew there was so much rivalry and hate?
There was a lot of drama in the life of Joe Exotic…
And the big cat owner 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 after she tried to expose his zoo.
But people seem to be forgetting that this is based on real-life…
And when Joe’s life gradually began to spiral out of control, he landed himself into some deep trouble.
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.
Joe himself fell into a downward spiral and his obsession with Carole and her missing ex-husband grew even bigger.
Joe was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison.
He allegedly hired a hitman to take Carole out whilst she was biking down a deserted bike path before the FBI became involved and thus foiled his dangerous plan.
Though his treatment of his tigers has always been questionable, it was found that Joe had killed several of the older big cats to make room for new arrivals at his animal park.
Most of us believe that this sentencing is more than reasonable.
Despite how cooky he comes across as on camera, it’s undeniable that Joe belongs behind bars for his appalling behavior to both his staff and his innocent animals.
Evidently hoodwinked by his “loveable” on-screen persona, many people have been taking to Twitter to protest his sentencing.
I’ve lost all faith in humanity.
So many people are set on seeing Exotic walk free…
Simply because he makes good television.
And it is incredibly worrying, if not a little unsurprising.
Why doesn’t this shock me at all?
And it seems that he could even be looking into Joe’s sentencing himself.
And, when a reporter brought up his son, Donald Trump Jr’s comments on the show, the President replied:
“I know nothing about it … he has twenty-two for what? What did he do?”
The President asked, “Do you think he didn’t do it? Are you on his side? Are you recommending a pardon?”
“As a reporter, you’re not allowed to do that [give an opinion], you’d be criticized.” He then confirmed, “I’ll take a look. Is that Joe Exotic? That’s Joe Exotic.”
In a video directly addressed to Trump, Exotic has resorted to begging (yes, literally begging) for his release.
But not just any bus, a double-decker one with the not-so-inventive-slogan: “President Trump please pardon Joe Exotic, Team Tiger”.
And they’ve even gone one step further, coming up with a whole new conspiracy theory that states Joe Exotic has been framed for something he didn’t do.
If you want to see some Tiger King related memes, then just keep scrolling, we got you.