Tiger King star Joe Exotic launches an underwear line – and it’s wild!

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Joe Exotic (Photo: Netflix)
Joe Exotic (Photo: Netflix)

If you thought you’d seen the last of Tiger King Joe Exotic, think again. The eccentric convict is coming to a crotch near you!  Despite sitting behind bars, Joe is launching a new underwear line called Revenge.

It’s available for men and women and features a number of designs, including animal-print ones with his face plastered all over the crotch area. The line is being produced in collaboration with with Los Angeles-based streetwear brand Odaingerous.

The other star of the series Carole Baskin is also in the news again. She has just been announced as one of the new participants of Dancing with the Stars and this time wants to make headlines for all the right reasons.

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The two rose to fame earlier this year after featuring in the American true-crime shock-doc miniseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, which looked at the life of former GW Zoo owner Joe Exotic (real name Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage).

The blond mullet-haired zookeeper is currently serving a 22-year-sentence after he was convicted of animal abuse and hiring someone to murder Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole.

Carole has not been charged with any crime and has repeatedly released statements refuting the murder accusations made against her in the Tiger King series.

Fans of the offbeat show won’t be surprised by Joe’s whacky new commercial adventure.

“Tired of seeing your lover in those nasty tighty-whiteys or those droopy boxers? Well...Jazz your lover up this Labor Day and get’em on your wild side with my new REVENGE underwear line with @odaingerous. Keep them unmentionables secure in these 100% Cotton, expertly crafted underwear dropping on September 7, 2020 [sic],” a post on Joe’s official Instagram account read.

In an interview with Us Weekly, the CEO of Odaingerous, Odain Watson, said, “This collection is full of expertly crafted underwear made to highlight your most treasured assets.”

The Odaingerous website is advertising mens’ boxer briefs for $24 (R398,70) and the women's underwear for $21 (R348). If the sale of the 57-year-old’s previous collection is anything to go by, his underwear range will sell like hot cakes too, after the soft launch sold out in a matter of hours in May.

Carole (59) meanwhile says life has been a nightmare since Tiger King aired but she is ready to take on Dancing with the Stars and says she wants people to see the real her, as opposed to the alleged husband-killer.

The Big Cat Rescue CEO – who was accused of murdering her first husband, Don Lewis, back in 1997 – says she wants to use her platform on the dance floor to raise awareness around animal welfare and conservation.

During an interview with Good Morning America, Carole says she wants to stay in the race to win the coveted mirror ball for as long as possible to promote the work that her big-cat sanctuary in Florida has been doing.

“The longer my partner and I can stay in the running and in the competition it will keep the cats forefront in the viewer's eye and to me that was where Tiger King missed the ball – it really should have been focused on the animals,” she says.

The flower crown-wearing cat-lover, who is also facing a lawsuit from Don’s family, says she always tries her best in everything she does. “I’m competitive, but I’m competitive with myself. I want to do the very best that I can possibly do,” she says.

Rapper Nelly, Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean, Catfish host Nev Schulman, former Desperate Housewives actor Jesse Metcalfe, Volcano actress Anne Heche and Disney Channel star Skai Jackson are among the participants who will join Carole on the new star-studded season of Dancing with the Stars.

Sources: Instagram, IOL.CO.ZA, dailymail.co,uk, Odaingerous.com, BBC.COM, thesun.co.uk, GMA, nypost.com, Usweekly.com

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