Carole Baskin videoed in for an interview on FOX’s New Year’s Eve special, and it quickly got ‘dark.’ Multiple recommendations were made to both Carole and Joe Exotic’s scandals that were highlighted in the ‘Tiger King’ docuseries.
Carole Baskin, 59, was a virtual visitor on FOX network’s New Year’s Eve special on Dec. 31, and it got, well … uncomfortable. Actors Ken Jeong, 51, and Joel McHale, 49, were hosting the special, and Ken started the interview innocent enough: “How does it feel to be recognized all over you go?” Carole got extremely honest in her response.
I just LOST it enjoying this interaction between @kenjeong, @joelmchale, and Carole Baskin. #NYEonFOX pic.twitter.com/7tRI6N57 bj
— David Wysong (@DavidWysong_) January 1, 2021
” You know it’s so unusual, because of the combined worry of them [fans] being hit man and not knowing them from the paparazzi. Whenever individuals are adding to me, I don’t know if they’re running up to eliminate me or [are] adding to take a selfie with me,” the Tiger King star confessed. This appeared to be a reference to the truth that her rival and fellow Tiger King star, Joe Exotic, was accused of supposedly looking for “someone to murder Baskin in exchange for cash” in the past, and was even founded guilty of 2 counts of murder-for-hire, according to the United States Attorney’s Workplace Western District of Oklahoma.
Without missing a beat, Ken sarcastically exclaimed, “Wow, thats not a dark response at all! … We’ll simply prevent the entire hitman concept on 8 p.m. eastern standard time here on FOX.” Joel could not withstand adding a jab. “It’s not like we’re dressed like hitmen,” the Spider-Man 2 star quipped (Joel and Ken were bth worn tuxedos). It got even more awkward.
I still can’t believe @joelmchale casually stated that Carole Baskin “murdered” her interview
— The Greendale Effect (@WingerSpeech) January 1, 2021
Joel supposedly said that Carole “murdered” her interview, according to one Twitter user (see the tweet above). Joe Exotic has long implicated Carole of killing her second husband, Don Lewis, who disappeared in1997 Carole has vehemently denied these murder allegations, especially after Tiger King led fans to share their theories after the docuseries was released in March of 2020.
“[Tiger King] has actually a section devoted to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who are not credible, that I had a function in the disappearance of my partner Don in 1997,” Carole composed in a blog post for her Big Feline Rescue non-profit’s site in Might. She added, “The series provides this with no regard for the reality or most of the times even giving me a chance prior to publication to rebut the ridiculous claims. They did not appreciate reality. The unsavory lies are much better for getting audiences.”