Cardi B’s just like all of us; quarantining at home and watching a highly-addictive Netflix doc. In case you’re unaware and somehow living under a self-isolation rock, “Tiger King” tells the story of Joe Exotic, real name Joe Maldonado-Passage, the former owner of the Greater Wynewood Exotic Animal Park, his rival Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue, and several other big cat owners whose bizarre worlds you won’t want to look away from.
Joe is currently in prison for ordering the attempted murder of Carole Baskin and is currently serving a 22-year sentence for the crime. He also recently filed a $94 million lawsuit against the feds in part because he was “falsely arrested and imprisoned” over the alleged murder-for-hire plot.
Joe’s story is so popular that it rose to #1 this weekend on Netflix and caught the eye of several celebs including Kim Kardashian, 2 Chainz and Cardi B. Cardi live-tweeted her thoughts on “Tiger King” and like several other people, she’s championing Exotic.
Cardi also said she’s going to start a GoFundMe for Joe Exotic’s release…
and she clapped back at a fan who wondered why she was “still talking about that show.” “I stan him!” said Cardi.
We’re SURE, if Joe’s caught wind of Cardi fanning out over him he’s absolutely ecstatic.
Meanwhile, one of the documentary’s directors Eric Goode is expressing concern over fans and celebs thinking Joe Exotic should go free. He was interviewed remotely on “Good Morning America” and weighed in on people’s reactions.
“It’s a little bit concerning for me that people who have seen the series walked away feeling that Joe should be sprung from jail,” said Goode.
Have YOU watched “Tiger King”??? What do YOU think about Joe Exotic—is he innocent???