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‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic’s Music Videos are a TRIP

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | March 22, 2020 |

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | March 22, 2020 |


Friends, I started watching Tiger King, the newest true crime docuseries on Netflix, last night and I was hooked within the first 30 seconds because someone said, with the full gravity of knowledge, that “monkey people” are different than “big cat” people and yes, they were talking about the weird AF and very sh*tty subculture of Americans who collect exotic animals. Also, I was not sober.

This series has it all, if by having it all means you will yell at your TV, a lot, “Carole Baskin is f*cking NUTS!” Who is Carole Baskin? You just have to watch the show, friend, but rest assured, Carole is f*cking BANANAS.

We’re not here today to talk about Carole, we’re here to talk about Joe Exotic, who is equally f*cking out of his mind. No spoilers, because I’m only on episode 2, but Joe is a weirdo who owns a “zoo” in Oklahoma that is full of tigers and other creatures. More to the point, Joe is a Renaissance man of being f*cking off his rocker, and also has an online show (where he would taunt Carole Baskin) and occasionally, post music videos. That’s why we’re here today. To watch his music videos because why not? What else do you have on the docket today, other than starting to watch Tiger King because it’s f*cking unhinged in the best way possible?

Exactly. So without further delay, here’s the best Joe Exotic music videos I could find on the internet.

So, like, I am a terrible judge of most things, but I do think Joe’s voice is pretty good? Am I alone here? Also that dude he’s rolling around in the snow with is his first husband. I was really happy with the random tiger interstitial, too.

*Spoiler Alert* This song is “biographical” for Carole Baskin (who, remember, Joe f*cking HATES and cast someone who looks like her in the video) that has spoilers for the end of episode 2, and honestly, if you haven’t seen the show yet, you shouldn’t watch it because the reveal at the end of episode 2 is a beautiful WTF moment, and friends, I love spoilers and I’m telling you don’t deprive yourself of that moment of discovery.

Let’s just be really honest here and say Joe Exotic doesn’t believe in being “PC” but he does believe that he’s a ‘Pretty Woman Lover’ so, uh, that’s something!

This is my favorite song/video because it’s about tigers and not making me really uncomfortable. Well, I mean, it does make me uncomfortable, so I guess strike that previous sentence.

For those of you who watched the series, here’s an added bonus, the truly interesting music video from Big Cat Rescue (Carole Baskin’s organization.)

Here’s just another song about tigers, courtesy of Carole Baskin (Who, remember, Joe Exotic HATES, and if I haven’t mentioned it yet, the feeling is mutual.)

Am I alone here in that the majority of these music videos remind me of that free music video that came with some Windows 95 program, “Society of Sponges”? (Which, I admit, may have shaped my personality more than I realized at the time…)

You’re welcome, everyone. Stay safe, stay healthy, and whatever you do, stay the hell away from Joe Exotic.

Kate is a staff contributor. You can follow her on Twitter.

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