With over 60 million views on YouTube, Cardi B’s new track, WAP , which features Megan Thee Stallion, seems to be a favourite among fans
But there’s one person who’s not so happy with the video – Carole Baskin.
Carole, who runs Big Cat Rescue, rose to fame after featuring on Netflix’s popular docu-series, Tiger King , as the nemesis of big cat zoo owner, Joe Exotic.
While the cat-lover says it’s obvious that the tigers and leopards featured in Cardi’s new video were photoshopped into the scene, she’s still concerned about how the shots of the animals were acquired.
In a statement to Billboard, Carole said: “It didn’t look like the cats were really in the rooms with the singers. In fact, probably most of the rooms were Photoshopped in via green screen.”
She added: “That being said, you have to pose a wildcat in front of a green screen to get that image and that doesn’t happen in the wild.”
The Tiger King star believes that in order to feature the cats, the crew behind Cardi’s video must have “dealt with one of the big cat pimps”, referring to people who use horrific methods, such as shock treatment, to train wild animals for use on camera
“The worst part is that it glamorises the idea of rich people having tigers as pets [sic],” she went on to say.
Carole also spoke about what life for the big cats are like when they become “too old for pay to play sessions by people like Joe Exotic, Bhagavan Antle, Marc McCarthy, Mario Tabraue and others”, saying that the animals are either “destroyed behind closed gates”, given away to people as pets or sent to breeding mills.
Author: News24 Entertainment