“That was just a reality show dumpster fire.”
The star of the original hit Netflix docuseries doesn’t seem very pleased about the recent announcement of Tiger King 2, which is set to premiere later this year.
While Carole says she knew directors Rebecca Chaiklin and Eric Goode were filming additional content, she didn’t think that it would be released so soon.
“I know some people who have been involved in it and they were doing more filming, so I assumed at some point they would come out with a Tiger King 2. It took them five years to put together the first one, so I thought it would be a lot longer,” Carole told Variety on a call.
She also noted that both Rebecca and Eric reached out to “clear the air” with her, but she told them to “lose [her] number” because the show was not at all what they had agreed they were working on.
“I wouldn’t call Eric Goode or Rebecca Chaiklin true documentarians. I mean that was just a reality show dumpster fire,” Carole said.
Carole says that despite the show not being the way she expected, she was forced to watch it in order to defend herself against criticism from the public.
“My phone started ringing off the hook for three months straight, people cursing at me and telling me that they wanted to burn the place to the ground and they wanted to kill me and my family and the cats,” Carole explained.
She added that she doesn’t have much hope for the second season because the directors have “already shown who they are” and “can’t back off of that ledge.”
“Whatever Tiger King 2 does, I’ll have that same reaction from the public that has been misled. I’ll have to spend a lot of time explaining to them how they have been misled, which means I have to watch it,” Carole said.
And if the public want the “actual truth behind the big cat crisis in the US,” she recommends they watch The Conservation Game by Michael Webber instead.
Tiger King 2 is set to premiere later this year.
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