Update: 'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic Peeved He Didn't Get A Presidential Pardon, Carole Baskin Thrilled
Well, folks, it seems the flatbed pickup truck/limousine waiting near Joe Exotic's Texas prison to whisk him to his hairstylist in hopes of a presidential pardon may have been all for nothing -- the Tiger King star, unlike Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne, and Kodak Black was not among the 143 people granted clemency during the last hours of now ex-President Donald Trump's White House tenure, Complex reported.
"We are as disappointed that the President did not sign Joe's pardon, as we were confident yesterday that he would," a representative from Exotic's team told TMZ of the snub. The sequin-loving reality star is currently serving a 22-year sentence for hiring a hitman to murder arch-nemisis, Carole Baskin and for eight violations of The Lacey Act, which "enforces civil and criminal penalties for the illegal trade of animals and plant," according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.
Despite Team Tiger's once high confidence in a pardon from 45, even chartering a very, um, exotic ride to escort the Netflix celeb off prison premises, it seems Exotic himself is likely also bummed about the decision.