Carole Baskin says she is ‘so sick’ of talking about Tiger King

Netflix star repeats claim that she was misled about the nature of the documentary

Roisin O'Connor@Roisin_OConnor
Monday 01 February 2021 10:03
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Carole Baskin has said that she has had enough of talking about Netflix’s hit show Tiger King, in which she stars.

The streaming giant’s seven-part documentary was one of its biggest hits in 2020. The show explored the underworld of big cat breeding in the US.

Baskin, owner of the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary, has now said she has had enough of the conversations surrounding the documentary, particularly because it was not what she claims she was told it would be.

“We worked with the producers for five years because they said they were working on ‘Blackfish for big cats’. Tiger King was not Blackfish,” she told

She continued: “The day I watched it, I was like, ‘What was this past five years about? This is nothing like what they said they were working on’. So I felt bad about, you know, even giving them the time of day given the fact that they weren’t doing what they really said they were out to do.”

Blackfish is a 2013 documentary that investigates the controversy of captive killer whales and the deadly incidents involving Tilikum, an orca held by the entertainment park Seaworld.

In the same interview, Baskin said: “I’m so sick of talking about Tiger King.

In January this year, it emerged that Joe Exotic – who is serving a 22-year prison sentence involving a murder-for-hire plot against Baskin, his rival – would not receive a presidential pardon from Donald Trump, despite campaigning efforts by him and his team for an early release.

Tiger King is available to stream on Netflix now.

You can find everything new arriving on Netflix in February here.

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