Carole Baskin says she doesn’t wish to watch Netflix’s upcoming sequel to the docu-series “Tiger King,” but believes she’ll be forced to watch it in the event that she needs to defend herself against false accusations.
A short clip that shows Baskin as well as Joe Exotic, the latter calling in from the jail cell, Netflix introduced “Tiger King 2” on Thursday. Exotic was sentenced to a 17 year prison sentence for plotting to kill Baskin to gain money.
The Big Cat Rescue founder spoke with Variety by telephone on Wednesday, the founder made comments on the announcement the “Tiger King” creators Rebecca Chaiklin and Eric Goode would be releasing an upcoming sequel.
“I had acquaintances who were part of it and were filming more. I thought they could create a sequel to ‘Tiger King sometime in the future.
“I expected it to take a lot longer because it took them five years to put the first one together,” she said to the website.
Baskin was then quick to criticize the directors of the documentary and producers, claiming that the directors “wouldn’t call Eric Goode or Rebecca Chaiklin true documentarians.”
This is the reason Baskin does not have high expectations regarding the follow-up. “What is it that makes you think I’ll be able to believe them? They’ve already proved their identity. She said, “They can’t back off that ledge.”
Baskin said that the information she received was a look at the issue of saving big cats to zoos such as Exotic’s turned out to be an “reality show dumpster fire” after having watched the first docuseries which aired on March 20, 2020.
Baskin however, on contrary, believes she will to be required the time to see “Tiger King 2” in order to defend herself from the false accusations she is expecting to hear about her, much like she did in the initial series.
“For three months straight, my phone was ringing off the hook with individuals cursing at me and telling me that they wanted to burn the building down and kill me, my family, and the cats,” the former “Dancing With the Stars” participant said. “So whatever “Tiger King 2” has to do I’m hoping for to get the same reaction from fooled people. I’ll need to spend many hours explaining to them why they’ve been deceived and I’ll need be on guard for the situation.”
“I believe there is a Mark Twain saying about a falsehood spreading across the world faster than the truth can put its pants on, and that is true because people,” Baskin continued.