‘Tiger King’: Miranda Lambert Says Why Joe Exotic Helped Her Once

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Tiger King’: Miranda Lambert Says Why Joe Exotic Helped Her Once

Tiger King is probably the most ubiquitous present on earth proper now. Some individuals who’ve by no means watched it and don’t have any intention of watching it are accustomed to the present as a result of it’s discussed so typically on social media. Surprisingly, nation legend Miranda Lambert appears to have some first-hand expertise with Tiger King star Joe Exotic.

Often, when two celebrities meet, their followers bases get excited. This was not the case when Lambert revealed she as soon as met Exotic. In reality, some followers felt Lambert was being a hypocrite.

Miranda Lambert | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Miranda Lambert posts image with ‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic

Lambert is a loyal animal rights supporter. She’s significantly within the wellbeing of canines. Lambert based MuttNation, a corporation which helps shelter pets get adopted. She even as soon as stated she’d by no means be capable to love a person who didn’t like canines.

Because of this, Lambert sparked controversy when she posted an image of herself with Exotic. The post was lighthearted, with Lambert saying she was too fairly for jail, a transparent reference to Exotic’s jail sentence in addition to her track “Way Too Pretty for Prison.” However, many followers didn’t discover the post humorous.

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Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris’ track “Way Too Pretty for Prison”

Part of the rationale why Exotic is so controversial is as a result of he’s admittedly abused animals. He’s even stated he’s “ashamed” for the best way he caged a few of his animals. He stated “Go sit in a cage with your animals for a week. I mean, when I left the zoo and I sent my chimpanzees to the sanctuary in Florida and imagined what my chimpanzees went through for 18 years, I — I’m ashamed of myself.”

Many followers felt if Lambert cares a lot about animal rights, she shouldn’t have gotten anyplace close to Exotic. They particularly felt she shouldn’t be telling cutesy jokes concerning the time they met. Some artists are recognized for scary controversy and going towards the grain. Lambert just isn’t a kind of artists, so many followers discovered her actions stunning.

Miranda Lambert explains why she wanted Joe Exotic’s assist

Miranda Lambert with Tiger King star Joe Exotic.

Lambert defended herself. She stated throughout Hurricane Harvey, MuttNation tried to relocate shelter canines from Houston to Oklahoma. They did so to assist make room in Houston shelters for canines who had been separated from their house owners because of the hurricane. MuttNation requested for assist, not understanding that one in all their volunteers would change into well-known sooner or later.

Lambert defined “MuttNation asked for volunteers who could transport some dogs from Houston to shelters in Oklahoma, where there was more room and they could be treated and adopted. Some guy named Joe volunteered his trailer and staff. Now I know it’s ‘Joe Exotic.’”

Lambert stated she didn’t assist the abuse of animals. She additionally stated she had no thought Exotic was breeding tigers on the time. She added she’d by no means been to his controversial zoo. Exotic has been receiving numerous consideration currently and he definitely has a big fan base. However, the backlash Lambert’s post obtained exhibits that, whereas he’s well-known, he isn’t universally beloved.

Also see: Miranda Lambert Reveals How Her Music Evolved for Her Album ‘Wildcard’

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