"Not true documentarians" – Carole Baskin blasts Tiger King 2 directors
Baskin says the first season of Tiger King was a "reality show dumpster fire".
Carole Baskin, who proved a pivotal and controversial figure in last year's Tiger King documentary on Netflix, has lashed out at those behind the project.
News broke on Thursday (23 September) that a Tiger King sequel will arrive later this year, though it would appear that Baskin is absolutely not having it.
“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," she told Variety.
"It took them five years to put together the first one, so I thought it would be a lot longer."
Baskin noted that directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin reached out to her to try and "clear the air" after the series was released, but she told them to 'lose her number' and that her portrayal in the show was not what had been agreed upon.
"I wouldn’t call Eric Goode or Rebecca Chaiklin true documentarians," she said. "I mean that was just a reality show dumpster fire."
Despite this stance, Baskin will watch the new season of Tiger King, primarily to get ahead of the questions she anticipates will inevitably come her way.
"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," she said about the original season.
"So 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.
"I think there’s a Mark Twain quote about a lie making its way around the world faster than the truth can get its pants on, and that’s true because people just love a good lie," Baskin added.