Tiger King’s Carole Baskin tricked into recording a shout-out to notorious paedophiles

Tom Armstrong/tiktokCarole Baskin said she would not have recorded the cameo message had she known it was to two sex offenders.Tiger King star Carole Baskin has fallen victim to a prank orchestrated by Australian comedian Tom Armstrong, sending a friendly shout out to Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris. Armstrong ordered the message via personalised message service Cameo, which allows fans to receive personal messages from celebrities for a fee. In the message, Baskin says: “Hi Rolf Harris. All your kids wanted to get together and tell you that you have really touched them, and that they love all that you have done for them. READ MORE: * Tiger King’s Joe Exotic ‘refuses to accept defeat’, will fight Carole Baskin for his zoo * Tiger King’s Carole Baskin makes redundant Big Cat Rescue staff * Tiger King: Jeff Lowe threatens to leave Joe Exotic’s zoo in ‘complete hell’ for Carole Baskin * Jimmy Savile investigation shows power of celebrity enabled stars to be predators “I hear there’s a lot of great stories about you and your best friend, Jimmy Savile – can’t wait to hear those. Happy birthday Rolf!” Australian entertainer Harris was disgraced when, in 2014, he was convicted of the sexual assault of four underage girls, while Savile, a beloved British television personality, was exposed as a prolific sexual offender after his death in 2011.Carl Court/Getty ImagesOnce beloved Australian entertainer Harris was disgraced when he was convicted for sexual assualt of underage girls. But Baskin said she had never heard of either man and wouldn’t have recorded the message had she known. “I’m amazed at the lengths (and expense) people will go to in order to trash my reputation,” she added in a statement to UK publication Metro. Armstrong is known for pranking celebrities in videos he uploads to social media site TikTok. Posting Baskin’s shout out, he wrote: “If this doesn’t break the internet I give up.” Baskin, the owner of US animal sanctuary Big Cat Rescue, rose to fame when she was featured prominently in the Netflix series Tiger King, which became a global phenomenon as the world went into lockdown during the global coronavirus pandemic.Stuff
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