Find Out Which Celebs Can’t Stop Watching Netflix’s #1 Show, ‘Tiger King’

Way before Tiger King hit number one on Netflix and 100% on Rotten Tomatoesabout two decades before, actually—PETA was sounding the alarm on notorious animal exhibitor Joe Exotic for abusing animals and fueling the cruel cub-petting industry. In fact, before he fled the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, PETA helped rescue 39 tigers, three bears, two baboons, and two chimpanzees from his hellhole roadside zoo—and we’re happy to report that all of them are now thriving at reputable sanctuaries.

Now that everyone—including celebrities—is staying home to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, binge-watching is at an all-time high. And that means millions of people are getting a look at the abuse and exploitation of animals at roadside zoos across the country—and they’re taking to social media to talk about it.

Here are some of the biggest celebrities talking about Tiger King and promoting conversations about the suffering that big cats and other wild animals endure when they’re exploited for tourist traps:

Actor and writer Lena Dunham shared a sweet message from her mom, who clearly knows that the tigers are the real victims in Tiger King:

Model Ireland Baldwin suggested that instead of a series focusing on animal abusers, someone should create a documentary highlighting the people and places that actually help animals:

Ireland Baldwin Instagram screenshot

Reality star Amy Hart called for roadside zoos and SeaWorld to be shut down:

Riverdale star and proud vegan Madelaine Petsch shared a statement against keeping tigers in captivity with her 19 million Instagram followers:

TV host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres told her 80 million Twitter followers that no one should be breeding tigers:

Model Joanna Krupa joined PETA to speak out against all kinds of cruelty to animals—and now, she’s supporting our work to take down animal abusers like those depicted on Tiger King:

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Actor Shannon Elizabeth knows that there’s nothing more heartrending than watching a newborn tiger cub being torn away from her mother, and she encouraged her followers to support the Big Cat Public Safety Act:

Actor and model Bo Derek knows Tiger King isn’t entertainment—it’s about animal abuse:

Five minutes into Tiger King, actors Emily Osment and Valerie Bertinelli were already in tears after seeing horrendous cruelty to animals on screen:

After watching Tiger King, actor Josh Gad put a call out to end the imprisonment of big cats and other wild animals:

Celebrity veterinarian Dr. Evan Antin encouraged fans to take the initiative and do their own research into the dark, abusive world of cub petting—and always #SayNoToCubPetting:

Millionaire matchmaker Patti Stanger encouraged her followers to get PETA’s side of the story:

Vegan athlete and influencer Dominick Thompson knows that the real victims in all this are the tigers:

Author Patrisse Cullors said watching Tiger King and seeing how badly animals suffer at roadside zoos turned her into an animal rights activist:

Pop star Kesha, who joined PETA’s campaign blasting Canada’s shameful seal slaughter, told her fans that she’s been watching Tiger King while in quarantine.

PETA pal Justin Long weighed in on the Joe Exotic casting debate.

Comic book artist Adam Ellis doesn’t have time for cruelty to animals—and neither do we.

British reality TV star Rykard Jenkins empathizes with all the animals suffering at the roadside zoos depicted in Tiger King.

Filmmaker Freddie Wong showed support for legislation protecting big cats.

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson promoted the docuseries to his more than 1 million Twitter followers.

Never missing an opportunity to speak up for animals, comedian Whitney Cummings showed her more than 1 million Twitter followers what a real sanctuary looks like.

Jared Leto, who was crowned PETA’s Sexiest Veg Celeb in 2014, made sure to tell his 4.4 million Twitter followers that tigers do not belong in roadside zoos.

The disturbing documentary made influencer Hayes Grier tweet about animal liberation.

Reality star Kim Kardashian West called Tiger King “crazy”—to which we say, that’s an understatement (but thanks for sharing, Kim).

When asked what she was watching these days under quarantine, pop star Selena Gomez recommended Tiger King.

We’re just gonna leave this tweet from influencer Lauren Toyota right here.

Actor Dax Shepard is vying to play real-life villain Joe Exotic in a Tiger King biopic.

Crowned PETA’s 2016 sexiest vegan celeb, singer Jhené Aiko continues to be all about animals in 2020.

Actor and PETA pal Daniella Monet lost sleep watching the troubling docuseries.

Actor Awkwafina concluded her heartfelt Instagram post with some comedic levity, writing, “I will be locking myself up for the next 2 weeks rewatching … Tiger King.”

Reality star and PETA supporter Holly Madison is in for a sad, wild ride if she keeps watching.

NFL player J.J. Watt watched the doc with his pups and called the series “bananas.”

Tiger King left comedian Michelle Wolf wondering about the tigers’ perspective in all this.


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