Joe Exotic Is Hoping For Another Shot At A Presidential Pardon With Help From “90 Day Fiancé” Alum Jesse Meester
Joseph Maldonado-Passage, or Joe Exotic as he’s better known, has been begging for a presidential pardon since rising to fame on one of the skankiest shows to come out of the pandemic: Netflix’s Tiger King. Joe has been imprisoned since January 2020 for animal abuse and having a hit out on rival cat lady/“that bitch” Carole Baskin. Joe seemed to be close to getting a pardon from that past reality star/probably future inmate president (that we don’t need to mention by name near meal times), but fell short, while clemency was granted to rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. Now, Joe is attempting to be pardoned by President Biden with the help of another reality person–Jesse Meester– who appeared on 90 Day Fiancé and is the ex of notable cougar, Darcey Silva.
TRUE LOVE IS DEAD! Sort of. When it comes to Joe Exotic, something usually dies. Whether it be that bitch Carol Baskin’s husband (so Joe claims), interest in the Tiger King and any of its spinoffs, or a prison romance. Last we heard of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, he was planning to marry his mysterious felonious fiancé, John Graham. After meeting behind bars, Joe wanted to make an honest man out of John and marry him. The main thing hindering his impending nuptials was his messy divorce from Dillon Passage. Well, it looks like Joe won’t be adding another hyphen to his name because the marriage is officially off!
If you’re one of the millions who’ve ashamedly watched Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, then you’re familiar with Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, one of the shadier figures in the docuseries. It takes a lot to stand out as one of the shittier people in the Tiger King-verse, because the big cat/ratchet zoo community seems full of messy tricks. However, Doc has now been caught by the FBI instead of just being caught by our collective eyerolls.
Joe Exotic Is Engaged To A Former Fellow Inmate And Is Seeking A Divorce From His Husband Dillon Passage
I don’t think a single person on the planet is watching Joe vs Carol on Peacock, which premiered last month to a chorus of toothless crickets, but according to People, the man himself, 59-year-old Joseph Maldonado-Passage aka Joe Exotic, is in love, and plans to marry his fiancé, John Graham, just as soon as he gets a divorce from his current husband, 25-year-old Dillon Passage. Not much is known about Joe’s new love other than the two met in prison where Joe is currently serving a 22-year sentence for attempting to have his big cat rescue rival Carol Baskin murdered. I guess Joe can thank Cardi B for not following through on starting that GoFundMe to have him released from prison for his new lease on life. Cardi knows her way around the criminal justice system, maybe she can officiate!
Well, it’s time to test what little relevance anything Tiger King-related still has, as the Peacock miniseries, Joe vs Carole, will soon be upon us. The Netflix documentary, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, came out in 2020 when people were locked in their houses because of a pandemic, and had nothing else to do or be interested in, and it took on a life of its own. The story of the big cat breeder, Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel, and his feud with the big cat rescuer, Carole Baskin, was everywhere. Joe became a momentary celebrity because of how bizarre and tacky he was in the Netflix doc, and Carole as well became an internet character and even got on Dancing With The Stars after it was suggested she killed her first husband and fed him to her big cats. And now, here we are, two years later and a full show about how Joe and Carole fought is coming out starring John Cameron Mitchell as Joe and Kate McKinnon as Carole. We already got a teaser trailer last month and now the full trailer is out.
Carole Baskin, breakout star of the 2020 Netflix docuseries Tiger King. Big cat enthusiast. Living meme. Floaty statement blouse aficionado. Suspect in the disappearance of her husband. And now, the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against the world’s largest streaming series. Carole has sued Netflix, the company responsible for launching her into the heights of pop culture notoriety known only by those relevant enough to dance amongst the stars. And it’s because Carole doesn’t want a single frame of her face to appear in Tiger King 2, which is scheduled to drop on Netflix sometime this month.