Louis Theroux has described the time he worked with Tiger King star Joe Exotic back in 2011. The famous BBC filmmaker, 49, admitted he found controversial Joe “likeable and friendly” as he shared his thoughts on the new Netflix docu-series. Theroux had filmed his own hour-long documentary – America’s Most Dangerous Pets – years ago, where he met the former zoo owner. The recent wild Netflix series follows Joe, 57, who had 176 tigers held in captivity, and animal rights campaigner Carole Baskin, who is his enemy. Exotic was sent to prison for 22 years for plotting a murder-for-hire of Carole. Louis and Joe met while filming America’s Most Dangerous Pets ( Image: Instagram) Describing the moment he first met the star, Louis thought Joe was a rather “likeable” character and revealed it was “hard to dislike” the zoo keeper. But the filmmaker doesn’t agree with the practice of keeping tigers in cages. Theroux wrote in his piece for The Times : “Joe struck me as likeable and friendly. Louis pictured outside of Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park ( Image: BBC) “I warmed to him, and his ridiculousness was endearing rather than annoying.” He added: “Still, as awful as the… Read full this story
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