Carole Baskin, 58, famous for the hugely popular Netflix show, Tiger King, hasn’t made any media appearances since the show gained popularity over a month ago. She was tricked into giving her first interview with a pair of YouTube prank experts named Josh Pieters and Archie Manners.
‘In a worldwide exclusive,’ Pieters said, ‘we bring you Carole Baskin’s first worldwide interview – by tricking the Tiger Queen into thinking she was a guest on’ The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Pieters and Manners were able to get Baskin to work with them by claiming they represented a production company called Invisible Object that is facilitating guest appearances on talk shows (as guests appear during video conference amid the near-national lockdown due to the coronavirus).
Baskin’s, who’s been a hot topic amid her ongoing feud with the show’s Joe Exotic, first turned down overtures from Pieters and Manners, claiming she was upset with Exotic’s allegations, on the Netflix series that, she killed her late husband Don Lewis
The pranksters told Baskin that the interview would be focused solely on cats and not touch upon the Tiger King controversies, and used clips of Fallon speaking about cats to conduct a discussion with Baskin.
After some initial communication complications, Pieters and Manners said they smoothed over legal issues with Baskin’s camp, setting her up for the Zoom call.