The Netflix series, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness showed multiple zoo owners but mostly focused on Joseph Maldonado-Passage also known as Joe Exotic. It also showed Bhagavan “Doc” Antle’s zoo, Myrtle Beach Safari, and how he runs it.
A photo surfaced of Naomie Olindo visiting his zoo. Find out what she has to say about it being a mistake and more.
Doc Antle’s zoo was shown in ‘Tiger King’
Antle’s zoo was shown in the series in the episode, “Cult of Personality.” Many women who work at the zoo claimed they worked all day. Some of them also have some kind of romantic partnership with Antle.
One former employee named Barbara Fisher claimed she received $100 per week for her work. She also claimed he chose all of the sexy outfits for the women working there and gave them different names.
“He controlled every aspect of our day and what we were allowed to do,” Fisher said. That included what they were allowed to eat. She also said he pushed her to get implants.
“It’s not a job. It’s a lifestyle they dove into,” Antle said in the episode. Maldonado-Passage talked about Antle’s methods.
“He’s got his little cult, and I’ve got my little cult. It’s just two complete opposite different worlds. You know, he’s a little more upscale, and I’m working with people that just got out of prison,” said Maldonado-Passage.
Antle responded to the documentary
Antle is another person who was in the documentary that isn’t happy about how he was portrayed. He gave his reaction to Us Weekly.
“It took off and just became this huge hit at the perfect time because people are stuck on their Covid couches. It gave bored people something to really sink their teeth into,” he said.
Antle continued, “I wish that they would have portrayed it in more of a documentary fashion. My facility was only shown briefly if you notice, and that was for a reason. My facility is first class, much better than Joe or Carole [Baskin’s] backyard overgrown very small so-called sanctuary. Mine is the nicest in the world.”
Naomie Olindo said visiting his zoo was a mistake
Fans found a photo of Olindo on an elephant. A fan commented on the photo with “Omg gross I can’t believe @naomie_olindo f*cking supports Doc Antle and his CULT! @BravoTV time to find new people on @BravoSouthernCharm cause this is going to cause major backlash.”
Olindo then responded to the comment according to the account, Comments By Bravo. “Ugh we are SO embarrassed, believe me,” she wrote. “We had no idea the depth of the manipulation and how terrible of a situation this place was. We also made a mistake in that we didn’t do our research before going, and have huge regrets.”
Her comment continued, “I love animals and didn’t realize I was doing more harm than good by supporting this place. Really heartbreaking and I feel pretty stupid tbh. Also just a side note the picture with Metul is at myrtle beach safari, the photo with Craig is in Thailand lol two different places. Either way elephants should never be ridden — something I did not know before. Live and learn.”
The Bravo star isn’t the only celebrity who somehow came across Antle’s animals. A picture of him with Britney Spears also surfaced after the documentary.