Documentary series 'Tiger King' arrived on Netflix last Friday and it's already caused quite a up-roar (sorry).
The seven-part series follows the highly eccentric and sometimes downright bonkers big cat owners living and working in America. The main focus of the series was Joe Exotic, the owner of a wildlife park in Oklahoma. Carole Baskin was another subject of the show.
Carole is an animal rights activist as well as the founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue.
She has accused 'Tiger King' of being "salacious and sensational". She says the show was not what was pitched to her when she agreed to be involved. In a blog post, she wrote she was led to believe the documentary makers were making a 'Blackfish'-like expose.
She wrote: "When the directors of the Netflix documentary Tiger King came to us five years ago they said they wanted to make the big cat version of 'Blackfish' (the documentary that exposed abuse at SeaWorld) that would expose the misery caused by the rampant breeding of big cat cubs for cub petting exploitation and the awful life the cats lead in roadside zoos and back yards if they survive.
"There are not words for how disappointing it is to see that the docuseries not only does not do any of that but has had the sole goal of being as salacious and sensational as possible to draw viewers."
Baskin was also upset by how the circumstances surrounding her former husband's disappearance were depicted.
"['Tiger King'] has a segment devoted to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who are not credible, that I had a role in the disappearance of my husband Don 21 years ago," the blog post continued. "The series presents this without any regard for the truth or in most cases even giving me an opportunity before publication to rebut the absurd claims. They did not care about truth. The unsavory lies are better for getting viewers."