"They did not care about the truth. The unsavory lies are better for getting viewers"
Many of us have been glued to our screens this last week, watching the documentary ‘Tiger King’ unfold before our eyes.
The seven-part series follows the story of big-cat owners living and working in American. The docu-series focuses heavily on the slightly eccentric Joe Exotic who is the owner of a wildlife park in Oklahoma and Carole Baskin, an animal rights activist and founder of an exotic cat rescue company.
Aside from all the other quite frankly bonkers, things that take place in the series, it’s the unexplained disappearance of Carol’s husband, Don Lewis that has us asking the most questions.
However, it seems we’re not alone in our longing for more information, as Carole herself has spoken out about the portrayal of her husband’s disappearance on the series.
The show explores rumours circulating which speculate that Carol herself killed Don, even Kim Kardashian was tweeting about if she did it or not.
Wow the amount of texts I’ve gotten about Tiger King since I tweeted about it all have mentioned their belief that Carol killed her husband! What are your thoughts? Do you think Carol killed him?
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 23, 2020
Now, in a lengthy statement, she put out on her blog, Carole said that she’s ‘disappointed’ with the way the series depicted her and the act of exotic animal keeping.
“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.
“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.
“As part of that, it 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.”
Carol then goes on to speak about her upset with how the circumstances surrounding her former husband’s disappearance were depicted.
“[‘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 continues, “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 the truth. The unsavory lies are better for getting viewers.”
In other news, the show has also been tipped for a second series. The series co-director said that recently revealed that they have a lot of material left over from the seven years they spent exploring the story, meaning there’s a potential for a follow-up.