Carole Baskin tricked into fake interview she thought was with Tonight Show

On Sunday, two YouTubers revealed that they had tricked Carole Baskin, the woman at the center of the Netflix documentary Tiger King, into doing a fake interview with them.E! Newsreports that in a 12-minute clip posted to Youtube, Josh Pieters and Archie Manners documented the entire process of tricking Baskin into her first interview since the monstrous popularity of the Netflix show. Baskin has refused to talk about the docuseries, purportedly because she thinks it paints her in an unfair light and seems to imply she killed her ex-husband. Pieters and Manners got the Big Cat Rescue CEO to beleive that she'd be talking about big cats with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. "You'll only be able to hear, but he'll obviously be able to see you," Manners explained to her. Using pre-recorded bits and scraped audio from Fallon's show, Carole Baskin thought she was speaking to the talk show host. "Unfortunately, due to the loss of tourism revenue, we had to let go about half of our staff," Baskin revealed in the fake interview. "Thankfully, all of our animal care is done by volunteers so the animals are still getting their daily care, but it means all of us are having to work double-time to make sure that all of that happens." Upon finding out that she was pranked, she handled it well. "I was suspicious as we were doing it because the questions appeared taped," she said in a later interview. "But had no idea it would turn out to be such a fun prank. It gave us a very welcome good laugh... I don't feel it was in any way mean-spirited."

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