We've Found Joe Exotic's Instagram And It's Absolutely Wild
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Save us: we've just entered a Tiger King rabbit hole and there's a chance we may never get out.
Last night, as we wrapped up the final episode of the bonkers Netflix documentary, we went on search of more dirt on the film's eccentric cast of characters - and we struck gold.
As the documentary's filmmakers noted, narcissism was a common thread in the world of big cat owners, so it would be only natural for the likes of Joe Exotic and company to be huge in the Instagram game, where vanity lives and breathes.
And boy were we right. Exotic's Insta (@joe_exotic) is still very much live, despite the 57-year-old currently serving 22 years in prison for plotting to murder animal rights activist Carole Baskin, and even more than that - it's a hive of juicy content.
Despite not having posted since October 2018, Joe Exotic boasts over 44,000 followers - a figure he's no doubt thrilled with as Oklahoma's local celeb.
Basically everything you'd imagine from the online presence of a mulleted, gun-toting, polygamist big cat breeder, Joe Exotic's feed is filled with hundreds of photos of himself posing in NSFW photoshoots or with his enormous cats.
Other photos show Joe with current husband Dillon Passage, as well as intimate selfies, while other posts reference key moments from the documentary. Bonus: there's even a picture of Exotic when he was young.
We see photos from Joe's rallies when he ran for governor and his Presidential campaign. You can even snoop on the photos of Joe and Dillon as they pretended to be in Mexico to evade the FBI. Honestly, the scandal.
But if you were looking to get your detective hat on, expecting to analyse a host of Carole Baskin death threats, you'll be disappointed. There's an unusually small amount of unsavoury tributes to his arch rival, but we reckon his impending murder-for-hire court case had *something* to do with a lot of them disappearing (amirite Joe Exotic?) Just speculation, of course...
In all, there's over 2,000 posts - which is enough to keep you going for hours if you've become as Tiger King-obsessed as moi.
Aside from Joe, fellow key players from the big cat world are also online, with profiles that take us further into their weird world.
Take Doc Antle - the founder of Myrtle Beach Safari, with a rumoured nine wives - who boasts over 394,000 follows on the photo-sharing platform as well as a blue tick. Content includes a lot of said nine wives and monkey vids.
There's also Jeff Lowe, the businessman who took over G.W Zoo from Joe. At the end of the documentary, we learn Jeff is building a new zoo in Oklahoma, which is opening in summer 2020 judging by its Instagram.
Within, you can catch Jeff and his wife Lauren who provide daily updates on their many cats.
Enjoy, and don't say we didn't warn you, you might lose a few hours.