You could be forgiven for having forgotten about Joe Exotic, considering ‘Tiger King’ hit Netflix about nine months ago, but the man himself is still locked in prison and desperately trying to secure a pardon from President Trump before he leaves office.
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Incredibly, Trump did say at a press conference that he was considering pardoning Exotic – or at least that it was something he was going to look at – but Joe clearly doesn’t think that Trump has been paying his case enough attention. So in order to try and speed things up, he’s desperately attempted to enlist the help of Kim Kardashian by writing her a letter which incredibly Entertainment Tonight somehow managed to get their hands on.
Here’s what it said:
I know you have never met me and may never want to however I do believe that you hold the values of our justice system dear to your heart.
I am writing you this letter not as Joe Exotic but as the person Joseph Maldonado-Passage, asking you to please help me by just taking 10 minutes out of your life and placing a call to President Trump to look at my 257 page pardon it’s all the evidence I’m innocent and ask him to sign my pardon so I can return home to [my husband] Dillon [Passage] and my father.”
I have lost 57 years of work, my zoo, my animals, my mother has died, my dad is dying and I’ve been taken away from my husband who I love dearly.
Everyone is so busy making movies, getting interviews, selling stuff and dressing up like me that everyone forgot I’m a real live person in prison and kept from even telling my own story for something I didn’t do.
Will you please help me with just a phone call? No one even has to know you did it.
Yeah, not really sure why Joe Exotic thinks that Kim Kardashian holds the values of the US justice system dear to her heart, but I guess she does have a humongous social media following and could perhaps influence Trump if Joe managed to get her on his side. Not really sure again why she would want to do that or why Joe Exotic thinks it’s possible, but I suppose there isn’t much to do when you spend all of your day in prison, so you might as well exhaust every option. Betting this one probably isn’t going to work out though, but props for trying I guess.
For more of the same, did you hear that Joe’s zoo from ‘Tiger King’ was permanently closing down? That’s a bummer.