Netflix’s latest documentary Tiger King, based on wild cats, has got everyone hooked.
But, out of all the wacky storylines on the binge-worthy docu-series, there’s one, in particular, that really got us talking: The case of Carole Baskin’s missing husband.
Well, now one rather unexpected celebrity has offered his opinion on the matter …
And it is perhaps the most binge-able yet.
Netflix’s docuseries, Tiger King gives us a majestic 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.
There was a lot of drama over the years…
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.
And it has already been branded as “bonkers” by viewers but that certainly doesn’t mean it isn’t binge-worthy.
And who knew there was so much rivalry and hate?
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 husband grew even bigger.
Joe was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison for attempting to have Carole murdered.
But the FBI became involved and they thankfully managed to put a stop to this dangerous plan.
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.
Tiger King couldn’t have possibly come at a better time.
And this is certainly one of them.
Maybe this is what Joe would have looked like if he won his presidential campaign?
Now this is something worth thinking about!
We can sure as hell picture this, too…
New year, new me?
Time to think again…
And it isn’t exactly hard.
Sorry, but these are just the facts.
Any comments, Carole?
Because let’s face it, he got away with an awful lot of bad stuff.
We probably all need a little bit of therapy after that rollercoaster ride!
The spotlight is always placed upon Carole Baskin in regards to her mysteriously missing husband.
Well, 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.
Some of Don’s relatives speculated that Carole was involved in his disappearance.
In 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.
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.”
And to this day, nobody has been charged with anything to do with his disappearance.
And the Hillsborough County Sheriff, Chad Chronister, wants fans of the show to help crack it.
“I figured it was time to use the popularity of the show to see if anyone wanted to come forward with new leads.”
Carole and her current husband, Howard, have been subjected to constant abuse online.
Speaking to the New York Post, she said, “He’s 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.”
More and more people wanted to hear Carole’s “confession” about the whole meat grinder rumor.
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.”
But it seems that Carole may have confessed to killing her husband without even realizing it.
When Joe was attacked by one of his ligers (a lion bred with a tiger), he accused someone of putting cologne on his shoes.
Talking about the incident, Carole simply said, “The only way to get a tiger to eat someone is to cover them in sardine oil or something.”
Now that seems a little bit fishy to us…
And even though Carole is yet to comment on her claim, it has made us that bit more suspicious of her involvement with the disappearance of her ex-husband.
Because OJ Simpson took to social media to talk all things Carole Baskin – and made some rather shocking accusations.
“I’m just saying,” OJ ranted.
Well, he’d know all about being accused of murder, after all!
And OJ isn’t the only celebrity engrossed in Tiger King. Scroll on for Cardi B’s latest social justice movement inspired by the doc.