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Carole Baskin says only ‘one good thing’ came out of Tiger King

Furious Carole Baskin says only ‘one good thing’ came out of Tiger King as she blasts the Netflix series for giving her a ‘villain’ edit – but admits she ‘will be watching’ season two


Tiger King star Carole Baskin has furiously lashed out at the Netflix show over her ‘villain edit’ – before giving her opinion on the recently announced second series.

On Monday, the 60-year-old activist raged on Today Extra that there was only ‘one good thing’ to come out of the first series, adding that the show completely changed her life ‘for the worse’.

‘The only good thing that came out of Tiger King was the one scene where they were taking the baby cub away from the mother, while she was still giving birth,’ she told hosts Sylvia Jeffreys and David Campbell.

 

Not happy: Tiger King star Carole Baskin has furiously lashed out at the Netflix show over her ‘villain edit’ in season one – before giving her opinion on the recently announced second series

‘When people saw that, they didn’t want that to be happening. They wanted to change that, to end that kind of abuse.

‘An awful lot of people didn’t even know about the abuse happening, so the one thing that it did do was raise awareness about it.’

After the series aired, the Big Cat Rescue founder became the subject of speculation linking her with the disappearance of her second husband, Don Lewis. She has always vehemently denied the rumours.

'The only good thing that came out of Tiger King was the once scene where they were taking the baby cub away from the mother while she was still giving birth,' she told hosts Sylvia Jeffreys (centre) and David Campbell (left)

‘The only good thing that came out of Tiger King was the once scene where they were taking the baby cub away from the mother while she was still giving birth,’ she told hosts Sylvia Jeffreys (centre) and David Campbell (left)

Carole claimed the series ‘lined up all these people’ who said ‘she killed her husband and fed him to the tigers’.

‘They would line up all of these people saying the same thing and not have any rebuttal from me, or anybody else who knew anything that was going on at the time, or the public records that would show so many things that they said to be misleading,’ she said.

‘I got the villain edit, and I don’t even understand why. I felt like it was a betrayal that was meant to create a biggest selling hit as they could.’

Story: The original series had documented the feud between big cat enthusiasts Baskin and Joe Exotic (pictured). The former zoo owner, 58, is currently serving a 22-year sentence after being found guilty of animal abuse charges and a murder-for-hire plot against his exotic animal rival Baskin in January

Story: The original series had documented the feud between big cat enthusiasts Baskin and Joe Exotic (pictured). The former zoo owner, 58, is currently serving a 22-year sentence after being found guilty of animal abuse charges and a murder-for-hire plot against his exotic animal rival Baskin in January

Carole says her ‘villain edit’ was so bad that she feels compelled to watch the recently announced second season – which she won’t be starring in – in order to ‘rebut any claims’ that might be made against her.

‘I know I will have to [watch] because they told so many lies in Tiger King that I had to rebut – and I feel certain that they found that was a way to make a lot of money and they’ll probably do it again,’ she said. 

The original series had documented the feud between big cat enthusiasts Baskin and Joe Exotic.

The former zoo owner, 58, is currently serving a 22-year sentence after being found guilty of animal abuse charges and a murder-for-hire plot against his exotic animal rival Baskin in January. 

The new series is set for release on November 17. 

'I know I will have to [watch] because they told so many lies in Tiger King that I had to rebut - and I feel certain that they found that was a way to make a lot of money and they'll probably do it again,' she said

‘I know I will have to [watch] because they told so many lies in Tiger King that I had to rebut – and I feel certain that they found that was a way to make a lot of money and they’ll probably do it again,’ she said

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