Per molti, “Tiger King” di Netflix potrebbe essere sembrato solo un sogno da febbre pandemica. Per il protagonista Joe Exotic, tuttavia, il dramma non si è mai fermato. La prima stagione della controversa serie ci ha fatto conoscere lo zoo dell’Oklahoma del fanatico dei grandi felini, con le cose che stanno rapidamente prendendo una piega oscura. Quando la prima stagione andò in onda, Exotic era stato condannato a 22 anni di prigione. Come riportato da NPR, è stato condannato con l’accusa di omicidio su commissione contro un’appassionata di tigri, Carole Baskin.
Despite the emergence of a new year and a new president, Exotic maintains his innocence and hopes for freedom. Now, it would appear the man has found a new reality TV star to back his cause.
Joe Exotic hopes that TLC's Jesse Meester will help him get a pardon
What really was "Tiger King," if not a love story between a man and his cats? It would seem that "90 Day Fiance" alumni Jesse Meester connected with Joe Exotic's big heart, as he's the latest to join his bid for freedom. Joe Exotic's Instagram page, which regularly provides updates to its 352,000 followers, recently shared a shirtless photo of Meester and a heartfelt caption.
"Meet my amazing dear friend Jesse Meester," the post began. "He is going to help me get a voice to the White House for President Biden to sign my pardon before November of this year." Meester reaffirmed his support in the comment section, writing, "People close to you turned their back on you, but not us. You helped so many people through lockdown and we should never forget the truth and authenticity you lived your life with."
Meester also had experiences creating entertainment during the times of social-distancing. Following his unsuccessful attempt at love through "90 Day Fiance," he sought a virtual partner through TLC's show "Find Love Live." In an interview with People, he said, "Being quarantined at home shouldn't stop up us from trying to make connections." It would appear that Exotic has a similar philosophy, as even the isolation of prison didn't stop him from finding a new ally.