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YouTuber baits Tiger King’s Carole Baskin with fake “Jimmy Fallon” show

Published: 3/May/2020 21:04

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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YouTuber Josh Pieters managed to trick the one and only Carole Baskin from hit Netflix show Tiger King into participating in an interview on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – and it went off without a hitch.

Carole Baskin has been the subject of enormous internet debate ever since Netflix’s hit documentary Tiger King exploded in popularity. It follows the story of Joe Exotic and his gigantic collection of tigers, and his ongoing feud with the Big Cat Rescue owner over the ethics of keeping the felines in captivity.

YouTube prankster Josh Pieters and his sidekick Archie Manners have been known to fool celebrities for videos, and the cats rights activist is their latest victim, baiting the 58-year-old into her first public interview since the TV show aired.

YouTubers bait Carole Baskin

Obviously getting the real Jimmy Fallon in to interview the “Tiger Queen” was impossible, so Josh and his trusty sidekick did the next best thing – they used his voice from previous show recordings to impersonate him and to trick her into thinking she was really talking to the TV host via Zoom.

Carole agreed to the appearance provided that it would strictly be about cats and wouldn’t mention Tiger King or Joe Exotic in any capacity. Archie contacted her by phone to confirm before the call, under the guise of “Matthew” from “Invisible Object” – the production company they’d told her was working on the show.

The American told the prankster that she had a very specific way she wanted to be introduced on air – the “Founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue” – and stated that she was “very grateful” it wasn’t going to be “that b**ch Carole Baskin.”

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The day of the interview came, and “Matthew” emailed the TV star a link to the Zoom call. They were afraid she might not show, but she came through to her word and they got her to list off a few types of cats she likes in order to “check the sound levels” and explained why she would be able to hear “Jimmy Fallon” but not see him – because he was being filmed on proper cameras in his house.

“Thank you so much for being on our show. We appreciate it, we love you, how are you?” the host asked by way of a sound clip from a previous episode. “I am doing great!” Carole replied. “I am doing great, my daughter Jamie suggested I do this interview with you, so she says “Hi!” and we are working every day with the cats of the sanctuary.”

She then revealed how the organization had to let around half of their staff go due to lack of tourism during the current world situation, but said that the animals are fine and well looked after, though she wasn’t sure if they’d “ever be able to do tours again.”

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Tiger King centers around Joe Exotic and his ‘hire-to-kill’ plan to get rid of Carole Baskin.

The pranksters even got the animal rights activist to say her famous phrase “Hey, all you cool cats and kittens, it’s Carole at Big Cat Rescue” before showing off some never-before-seen photographs and videos of daily life in the sanctuary. They even convinced her to wear a “haku lei” flower crown on her head – something she famously wore a lot during Tiger King.

They couldn’t resist ending the prank by trolling her once more by asking her to remove her headwear for the last part, before changing their minds and getting her to put it back on again.

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Dixie D’Amelio tears up over painful nose surgery aftermath in BTS vlog

Published: 29/Oct/2020 15:15

by Georgina Smith

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Dixie D’Amelio has finally released the behind the scenes vlog of her nose surgery from back in September, with the uncomfortable after-effects leaving the much loved TikTok star emotional.

Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have taken the TikTok world by storm, very much as a family unit. The sisters, along with their parents, have spread their content wings past TikTok, and into YouTube, the podcast world, and have even dabbled in beauty.

The youngest sister Charli grossed fans out in August when she released a rather gruesome video of her own nose surgery to help fix her breathing, showing a very detailed look of the doctor scraping out pieces of cartilage and septum.

About a month following Dixie received the same procedure in order to fix breathing problems that had accumulated thanks to similar injuries that Charli received. Dixie even had to call out fans who claimed she was ‘copying’ Charli for getting surgery, despite the fact that the procedure was not cosmetic.

Dixie D'Amelio gets nose surgery
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Dixie postponed her nose surgery because she wanted to continue playing sports.

After waiting for over a month, Dixie has now finally unveiled the behind the scenes vlog of the lead up to her surgery on her YouTube channel, and it’s safe to say it wasn’t a particularly fun experience.

She included videos of the consultations between her and her surgeon, with him demonstrating that that main point of the surgery was to correct a twist in the septum that was caused by sporting incidents that led to a whopping 14 concussions.

Dixie D’Amelio shares negative side effects of surgery

The immediate after-effects were clearly uncomfortable, Dixie saying “I cried right after surgery because I wanted to go home so bad. And I just wanna snort, I wanna breathe in so deep but there’s cotton on my nose. And my forehead’s itchy but it’s also numb.”

In a slightly delirious video taken in the mirror, Dixie said “I keep crying and I don’t know why,” but even after an uncomfortable looking cough, continues to sing “keep your head up, it’s bedtime.”

While the star seemed in relatively light spirits initially, all things considered, things quickly took a turn for the worst the next day, when she said that “I had such a rough night trying to sleep.”

“My nose doesn’t hurt at all, but I have an awful migraine, and I get really bad migraines, so that’s just where all my pain is right now.” The TikTok star also admitted that she “couldn’t stop crying last night over my thoughts.”

However, now that time has passed since the surgery, Dixie looks to be in better spirits than ever, much to her fans’ relief. In the description of her vlog, she also thanked her surgeon Dr. Raj Kanodia for “doing such an amazing job and making me feel so comfortable from beginning to end!”

Dixie D’Amelio is a TikTok influencer with over 42 million followers on the app. She and her younger sister Charli D’Amelio have garnered a combined follower count of a whopping 137 million followers.