Tiger King: Pranksters get their claws into Carole Baskin

Lawrence Kim
May 5, 2020

Making the Tiger Queen, big cat advocate Carole's first broadcast interview, the pair reassured her that they would not speak about Netflix or Tiger King, and Carole joked she didn't want to be introduced as "that b**** Carole Baskin".

The duo pulled it off, and they posted the interview with Baskin on Saturday.

Two YouTubers have tricked Carole Baskin into giving her first interview after her controversial appearance in Netflix series Tiger King.

After the video began going viral, when asked Baskin was asked for her comment on the prank, she shrugged off the joke, saying she had already been "suspicious" of the interview from the get-go, but added that it was a "fun prank".

"In a worldwide exclusive, ' Pieters said, 'we bring you Carole Baskin's first worldwide interview - by tricking the Tiger Queen into thinking she was a guest on" The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

They gave her a chance to promote any charity she would like and she chose to discuss the Big Cat Safety Act, legislation to end the abuse of big cats by their private owners. "You'll only be able to hear [Jimmy], but he will be able to see you because of the cameras in his house - you can't talk too much", Archie explained, as Carole hilariously responded, "Something every husband wants!"

Pieters and Manners also got her to introduce some clips of cats at the sanctuary with her classic phrase: "Hey all you cool cats and kittens it's Carol at Big Cat Rescue". "They did not care about the truth. The unsavoury lies are better for getting viewers".

While she has avoided any press since the documentary hit screens, featuring interviews inferring she could have killed Don and fed him to the tigers, she has since vehemently denied the allegations on her blog, and branded the whole series "salacious and sensational".

The fake Fallon only asked Baskin simple questions - like what she was up to these days and any charity she wanted to highlight.

Watch Baskin's interview above. "You'd have to be pretty sure of yourself and pretty fearless to stop the interview".

Carole then admitted that the pandemic meant her sanctuary may not be open to the public again.

"I was suspicious as we were doing it because the questions appeared taped", she shared.

"From there came the idea of just playing the talent recordings of their interviewers and seeing if they would notice", Pieters said. "I appreciate their cleverness and that they created their video in a way that I don't feel was in any way mean spirited".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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