If someone told you at the beginning of the year that a mullet sporting, gun-toting, Oklahoma man with 3 husbands and 180 pet tigers would be the only thing bringing people together during a global pandemic, you’d walk the other way… quickly.
Yet here we are, and Carole Baskin is racking up some serious haters.
A couple of Netflix addicts might have gone too far with their hatred of the cat-lover, forcing the cops to intervene.
Keep scrolling to find out what they did, and why everyone is backing them up…
The story line and characters seem too crazy to be real.
Even so, Tiger King has become the quarantine documentary.
And people are starting to get a little too invested.
And when this happens, there’s no going back.
Whether it’s his catchy music videos or conspiracy spreading, he’s clearly built quite a fan base.
Even if it means breaking the law…
She binge-watched her way through it after its release last month.
She suggested to Liam that they should make a sign about the show, to “put a smile on people’s faces.”
On Wednesday night, the two parents put up a sign encouraging people to beep their horns if they hated Carole Baskin.
The animal rights activist has become a viral meme sensation.
The couple were amazed that “about 100 cars” beeped as they passed their home.
However, this spectacle didn’t last long before the cops were called.
They had not only received complaints from neighbors but they also claimed it was a section 5 public order offense, which bans displaying signs that are threatening or abusive.
She said: “We literally did it to put a smile on people’s faces and it worked for a while, but someone obviously wasn’t too happy.”
She continued: “We watched Tiger King and found it hilarious that there are people in the world like that – with their guns and everything. I don’t know how I got the idea. I just said to my husband, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if we put a sign up outside our house?’ We decided to do it to make people laugh as they drove past. People beeped their horns loads of time – about 100 times in two days. My eight-year-old kept asking, ‘Who’s Carole Baskin?’ I just replied, ‘Don’t you worry.'”
Jazmin said: “My husband is usually asleep on the sofa by 10 pm, but he stayed up until 2 am watching the whole series. It gets you gripped. Every time we watched an episode I was like, ‘Oh my god, I need to know what happens next.’ You have to watch more. It’s completely unbelievable. So on Wednesday night we printed off the [sign] and I had a big bit of cardboard, so we stuck it to that and sellotaped over it to make it waterproof. We couldn’t make it stay up though, so initially, we nailed two pieces of wood together, but every time we tried to hammer it in the ground it fell apart. In the end, we had to stick it to a pallet.”
Some drivers beeped or even slowed down to show support, while pedestrians used their daily exercise allocation to visit the home and take pictures.
Which alerted officials, meaning the couple got a visit from the cops.
Jazmin said: “We were outside on Friday and a white van went past beeping continuously. They wound the window down and just shouted, ‘F**k that b***h Carole Baskin’. We then had someone go past who actually stopped her car and the traffic built up, so people had to go round her. She was beeping and she shouted something but we have quite a long driveway, so I couldn’t hear what she was saying.”
Jazmin continued: “I don’t know if the sign was offensive to somebody or whether it was the beeping that annoyed people, but someone reported us and the police came. I was so scared. I didn’t go outside – I sent Liam out. They said they’d had a couple of phone calls from people saying they found it offensive, and under section five of the Public Order Act, we had to take it down. We still get people beeping though. We’ve had two today and we had four or five yesterday, even though we’ve taken the sign down.”
The whole stunt has gone viral, with people sharing the couple’s story all over social media.
At least we’ve still got the memes.
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