Claws are out as celebs take sides on ‘Tiger King’

“Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” has proven to be the kind of TV show that gets viewers worked up, polarized and taking sides, declaring themselves loyalists for Team Joe Exotic or ardently pledging support for Team Carole Baskin.

For those living under the proverbial rock: According to the Netflix docuseries, animal activist Baskin aimed to stop Exotic (aka Joe Maldonado-Passage) from letting visitors pet baby lions and tigers at his roadside zoo. In retaliation, Exotic allegedly tried to have Baskin killed — and a court found him guilty of attempted murder plus a raft of other charges.