Netflix dropped the instant classic Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness and it was just what we needed to cleanse our palate from the joyless landscape that is the news these days. The docuseries follows Joe Exotic and a ragtag cast of tiger-enthusiasts and other such cool cats and kittens.
This series is truly such a shitshow I cannot even begin to sum it up here. Let’s just say we’ve got animal rights issues, sardine oil, missing husbands, meth, and polygamous gay marriage. This shit definitely checks all the boxes of YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS SHIT UP.
Honestly this whole thing was like if the Jerry Springer Show was a docuseries. It’s pure trash and fuckery. And honestly, it’s just the gross distraction we deserve.
15 Tweets About the Shitshow Circus That is Tiger King
1. It’s complicated.
Me explaining #TigerKing to my mom:
There's a magician, meth head, tiger tamer, country singer, gay polygamist, an Alex Jones type but with live tigers in his videos, and presidential/gubernatorial candidate.
Mom: that's too many people to track
Me: oh that's just one guy
— Pete Stegemeyer (@itspeterj) March 24, 2020
2. And now, for something completely different!
— TP (@ttaylorpaige) March 31, 2020
3. Nobody could have seen this coming.
Another reason I stopped planning so much is because if you would’ve asked me in January what I’d be doing in March, locked inside learning about the life of a gay, redneck tiger breeder would not have been my answer
— ment (@mentnelson) March 26, 2020
4. The apocalypse is just so… tacky
— *•.¸♡ staying home ♡¸.•* (@cumbcore) March 30, 2020
5. Buckle up, indeed.
netflix: hey how bored are u?
me: so god damn bored
netflix: how familiar are u with the world of tiger owners
me: not at all? why would i-
netflix: lmao ok buckle up fuckstick u are in for the ride of ur life
— randy (@randypaint) March 24, 2020
6. All of this checks out.
— Rachel Tilghman (@RachelTilghman) March 30, 2020
7. Arguably the most reasonable player in the whole fiasco.
— Brennen® (@brennencharles) March 31, 2020
8. Accurate AF.
— doorbell (@Fish_Monger9864) March 31, 2020
9. More costume changes than the Superbowl.
— Cowboy Ceaux (@_ceaux) March 25, 2020
10. Choose wisely.
— Anna (@jemmasmommy) March 28, 2020
11. I don’t judge how you spend your pandemic time, so you better not judge how I spend mine.
12. All true!
U know #tigerking is wild when the most level headed people are
•a guy who chose his arm to be amputated rather than have surgery to still have a hand
•a meth head with 4 teeth in a 3 way marriage
•This guy filling a petrol can, smoking, in a van full of more petrol cans?? pic.twitter.com/UMMV1aPGs2
— Els (@Elle_Rigby) March 27, 2020
13. It’s got EVERYTHING.
— jordyn (@JordynSassafras) March 27, 2020
14. Buried in a sea of WTF moments.
You know a documentary is absolute insanity when actual footage of an individual getting their entire forearm ripped off by a tiger is the least talked about event that transpired #tigerking
— stinkyjoker (@stinkyjoker1) March 25, 2020
15. They’re all trash TBH.
— Darcey Weatherill (@darceyweather1) March 25, 2020
Being stuck inside might be crazy but it’s nowhere near as crazy as the dullest moments on Tiger King.
Seriously, you just need to watch it to truly get what level of crazy this is. And once you do, you’ll probably regret it, but hey, that’s just how she goes! It’s like junk food for your brain, but my god, you just can’t stop binging the whole damn thing.