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Carole Baskin Says Netflix's 'Tiger King' Is 'Disappointing, Salacious & Sensational'

Carole Baskin Says Netflix's 'Tiger King' Is 'Disappointing, Salacious & Sensational'

Carole Baskin is not a big fan of Netflix’s Tiger King at all.

If you haven’t watched the docuseries yet, it focuses on Joe Exotic and exposes the exotic animal trade in the United States.

Joe is currently serving a 22-year sentence in federal prison for attempting to hire a hitman to kill Carole, the founder of Big Cat Rescue.

Carole wrote a blog about the docuseries over the weekend, slamming it.

“When the directors of the Netflix documentary Tiger King came to us five years ago they said they wanted to make the big cat version of Blackfish (the documentary that exposed abuse at SeaWorld) that would expose the misery caused by the rampant breeding of big cat cubs for cub petting exploitation and the awful life the cats lead in roadside zoos and back yards if they survive,” she wrote.

Carole added that “there are not words for how disappointing it is to see that the docuseries not only does not do any of that but has had the sole goal of being as salacious and sensational as possible to draw viewers.”

The one part in particular that she’s upset about are the allegations that she had a hand in the disappearance of her second husband, Jack Donald Lewis.

“[Tiger King] has a segment devoted to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who are not credible, that I had a role in the disappearance of my husband Don 21 years ago,” she continued. “The series presents this without any regard for the truth or in most cases even giving me an opportunity before publication to rebut the absurd claims. They did not care about truth. The unsavory lies are better for getting viewers.”

Tiger King is streaming on Netflix now.

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