Tiger King's Joe Exotic called out over "racist" video

1 April 2020, 14:49

Tiger King star Joe Exotic
Tiger King star Joe Exotic. Picture: Netflix
Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

"I would have been disappointed if Joe Exotic *weren't* racist it's called character consistency. Learn it."

So, we know Tiger King star Joe Exotic is already a pretty controversial character. I mean, he allegedly abused animals, gave his two husbands drugs and gifts to coerce them into staying with him and he is currently serving 22 years in prison. Well, this might be the final straw because a newly-discovered video shows Joe stating why he, a white man, should be able to say the N-word.

In case you didn't know, Joe Exotic has had a sudden revival thanks to new Netflix true-crime documentary Tiger King. Tiger King follows Joe as he manages running his roadside zoo and runs for president of the US and governor of Oklahoma, before being arrested for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot involving his rival, animal rights activist Carole Baskin (who fans think may have killed her husband – honestly, it's a wild ride…)

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The internet has crowned Joe their latest obsession and the Tiger King memes are reigning supreme. Cardi B even wanted to get him out of jail and said she would start a GoFundMe in order to get him released from prison.

Well, an unearthed video has shown that Joe might not be worthy of all the adoration he has been getting recently. A Twitter user came across a clip of Joe practically gagging to say the N-word. Yikes.

Speaking from what looks like his zoo, he says: "I can’t say the N-word, but you can get on YouTube, and watch any Black man’s rap video, and they’re calling each other the N-word. What the hell, is this discrimination? I’m white, I can’t say the N-word?"

People weren't exactly surprised but it's still disappointing.

And that GoFundMe Cardi wanted to start? No chance now, hun.

Cardi has confirmed she's done with Joe. She tweeted: "Ooooo heeeeiiiiillllllllll naaawwww .......Feed him to the lions immediately [sic]."