Netflix’s Tiger King has created a nationwide fascination with Joe Exotic, the incarcerated, polygamous tiger handler with a passion for country music who captured America’s heart.
Exotic’s latest high-profile fan is Miranda Lambert, who took to Instagram on Monday (April 13) to share a throwback photo posing with Exotic himself and his ex-husband John Finlay.
“Here’s a little Monday memory for y’all,” she captioned the series of snaps, along with the hilarious hashtag #WayTooPrettyForPrison.
Update: Lambert took to Twitter to explain the photo’s context after receiving some backlash from people claiming she is condoning animal abuse. “During Hurricane Harvey, the MuttNation Team went to Houston to help relocate existing shelter dogs to free up shelter space for animals separated by their owners. MuttNation asked for volunteers who could transport some dogs from Houston to shelters in Oklahoma, where there was more room and they could be treated and adopted.”
“Some guy named Joe volunteered his trailer and staff. Now I know it’s ‘Joe Exotic,'” she continued. “I’ve never been to his zoo and I didn’t even know he had tigers. OBVIOUSLY I’d never condone animals being treated badly.”
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) April 13, 2020