Miranda Lambert Shares Throwback Photos With Joe Exotic Of ‘Tiger King’

Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Miranda Lambert shared an epic set of throwback photos on Monday (April 13), revealing that she once met several of the stars of Netflix’s Tiger King.

Photos shared to the superstar’s social media accounts show Lambert posing with Joe Exotic (whose real name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage), his ex-husband John Finlay and former Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park staff member Kelci “Saff” Saffery.

“Here’s a little Monday memory for y’all,” Lambert wrote, adding in the hashtags  #TigerKing and #WayTooPrettyForPrison, which is a reference to her collaboration with fellow superstar Maren Morris.

After sharing the photos, Lambert followed up with a comment to add some context to the photos, revealing she had no clue who Joe Exotic was or even that he owned a zoo when they met.

“Backstory: During Hurricane Harvey, the MuttNation team went to Houston to help relocate existing shelter dogs to free up shelter space for animals separated from their owners. MuttNation asked for volunteers who could transport some dogs from Houston to shelters in Oklahoma, where there was more room and they could be treated and adopted,” she wrote. “Some guy named Joe volunteered his trailer and staff. Now I know it’s “Joe Exotic “. ?‍♀️ I’ve never been to his zoo and I didn’t even know he had tigers. OBVIOUSLY I’d never condone animals being treated badly.”

Joe Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for his part in a murder-for-hire plot. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is streaming on Netflix now.

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