Kim Kardashian West Was Invited to Big Cat Rescue to Meet Carole Baskin
The seven-part series tells the story of Joe Exotic, one of the many big cat enthusiasts in the United States. Exotic’s arch-nemesis, Carole Baskin, is also featured in the show. Baskin runs Big Cat Rescue near Tampa, Florida, and was accused of feeding her missing ex-husband, Don Lewis, to a tiger.
With everyone practicing social distancing, Netflix couldn’t have chosen a better time to release the Tiger King docuseries. Over the weekend, the show was all anyone could talk about — including Kardashian West. Like many of us, she binge-watched the series, but unlike many of us, Kardashian West was personally invited to Big Cat Rescue.
Kim Kardashian West loved ‘Tiger King’
The Kardashian-Jenner family are no strangers to social media. It’s almost second nature for them to share what they’re up to on social platforms like Instagram and Twitter — especially Kardashian West. She took to Twitter to share her obsession with the Netflix series, saying: “Has anyone seen Tiger King on Netflix?!?! It is crazy!!!!” This sparked her friends, family, and followers to reply to her tweet and dissect details regarding the incredibly intertwined story.
One question Kardashian West and her fellow binge-watchers couldn’t stop thinking about was: Did Baskin kill her husband Don, who went missing after he tried to file a restraining order against her?
After receiving an influx of replies, the consensus was clear. Kardashian West shared what was on everyone else’s minds, tweeting:
Wow the amount of texts I’ve gotten about Tiger King since I tweeted about it all have mentioned their belief that Carol killed her husband! What are your thoughts? Do you think Carol killed him?Kim Kardashian West, Twitter
Twitter users flooded the comments, including the account for Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue.
Kim Kardashian West was personally invited to Big Cat Rescue
Shockingly, despite Kardashian West opening a dialogue about Don Lewis being killed — which Baskin was never charged for and denied ever doing — someone from the Big Cat Rescue replied to her tweet with an invitation to meet Baskin in person:
We would love for you to visit Big Cat Rescue once Covid-19 is over to meet Carole, tour our GFAS-accredited sanctuary for big cats, and learn about how you can help end abusive cub petting!Big Cat Rescue, Twitter
Fans who had also seen the docuseries replied to the invitation warning Kardashian West of Baskin. One user wrote, “Be careful Kim she might feed you to her tigers!!” Another wrote, “Kim don’t go!”
Carole Baskin’s life was threatened in ‘Tiger King’
Baskin has denied having anything to do with the disappearance of her ex-husband, a self-made millionaire with a fascination for exotic animals. After missing for five years, Lewis was declared legally dead in 2002. According to the docuseries, Baskin did not hold a memorial service for him or his surviving children.
The docuseries laid out other evidence regarding Baskin and Lewis’ relationship in a way that made it appear like she could have been involved in his disappearance. She and current husband Howard Baskin wrote a lengthy blog post addressing how the Tiger King documentary portrays them in a bad light.
It’s doubtful Kardashian West will ever make it to the Big Cat Rescue, as getting mixed up in the intricate web that is Tiger King wouldn’t be a good look for her — unless Baskin ever needed legal help.