Jared Leto shows his love for the Netflix series Tiger King by dressing up as Joe Exotic… while Cardi B admits she paused it for sex
He lives an extreme lifestyle featuring death-defying climbing trips and tech-free desert retreats.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jared Leto was drawn to the larger-than-life Joe Exotic, the subject of the new Tiger King docuseries on Netflix.
The 48-year-old actor and rocker paid tribute to the zoo owner and felon by dressing up as him in Instagram Stories posts on Thursday, while fellow fan Cardi B complained that she lost the plot after stopping to have sex.
Gaudy: Jared Leto, 48, dressed up as the spitting image of Joe Exotic from the new Netflix crime docuseries Tiger King in his Instagram Stories from Thursday
Jared shared his posts without any comment, though he included a stuffed lion to make it clear whom he was impersonating.
He posted in a reflective gold shirt with purple floral print accent, a wide-brimmed straw hat and red track pants.
The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman’s 10.4 million followers already knew he was intrigued by the show after he advertised a virtual viewing party on Instagram earlier on Thursday.
‘Wow. Mind blown again – end of episode one. Masterful direction and great job to all involved with the production!!!’ he gushed afterward.
Spot on: The actor and rocker wore a sparkling gold shirt with purple floral accents, a straw hat and red track pants, along with a stuffed lion to complete the look
Sharing the love: Jared was so into the documentary that he put on a virtual viewing party with his fans
Though he was a fan of the seven-part documentary, Jared also clarified his stance on exotic cats.
‘For the record no one should keep these animals in cages like this. Not ok. We need to protect exotic / endangered animals and their wild habitats,’ he tweeted, while also tagging the World Wildlife Foundation.
Tiger King followers the bizarre life of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, who operated the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma.
Cat guy: Jared was mimicking Joe Maldonado-Passage, a.k.a. Joe Exotic, a large cat breeder who ran a zoo in Oklahoma
Shocking turn: Maldonado-Passage ran astray of the law after hiring someone to murder the big cat rescuer Carole Baskin. He was convicted in January and sentenced to 22 years
Joe Exotic was unmissable with his dyed-blond mullet and gaudy clothing as he bred and raised large cats at his zoo.
But his passion for exotic animals fell astray of the law, and Maldonado-Passage became entangled in a feud with the animal rights activist Carole Baskin, who ran a big tiger sanctuary.
He was arrested in late 2018 and convicted the following year of attempting to hire someone to murder Baskin, as well as multiple animal cruelty and Endangered Species Act violations.
He was sentence in January to 22 years in federal prison.
Distracted viewing: Cardi was also interested in the show, though she lost the thread after stopping for some intimate time with her husband Offset
Cooped up: She watched the show to pass time while self-isolating. The day before she mock cried in a video because she had to stay in and eat cereal instead of going out for sushi
Cardi B also seemed to be a fan of the series, though she had a bit of trouble concentrating.
‘What ya think bout TigerKing?’ she tweeted Thursday night.
‘I’m on the second episode and I’m a little lost cause I started f***ing.’
Cardi was trying to occupy herself while self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, she shared a video of herself mock crying because she was forced to stay in and eat cereal instead of going out for sushi like she wanted.