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Sport PETA asks Shaquille O'Neal to disavow another 'Tiger King' personality following Joe Exotic fallout

01:06  02 april  2020
01:06  02 april  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Is Shaquille O ' Neal video chat buddies with Jeff Lowe from ' Tiger King ?' In fact, Shaq said he "stopped going" to the zoo when he found out what was really happening behind the scenes. Now, PETA is begging the NBA legend to disavow Jeff Lowe the same way he disavowed Joe Exotic

Shaquille O ’ Neal denies purchasing tigers from Joe Exotic . In his brief appearance in the documentary series, a clip of O ’ Neal is played in O ’ Neal denied that he had purchased any tigers , saying he had only donated money to the zoo for feeding and maintenance costs. “I don’t harm tigers

On Monday, Shaquille O’Neal disassociated himself from jailed “Tiger King” character Joe Exotic after he made an unintended cameo in the popular Netflix reality show.

Shaquille O'Neal wearing a suit and tie: Shaquille O'Neal arrives at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Shaquille O'Neal arrives at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The show features Exotic trafficking in the wild animal trade and keeping captive Lions and Tigers among other animals that naturally live in the wild. Exotic is also seen taking newborn cubs away from their mothers immediately after birth.

Now O’Neal’s under fire from PETA for appearing to associate with another of “Tiger King’s” big cat breeders Jeff Lowe.

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Shaquille O ' Neal Says He's 'Not' Friends with Joe Exotic from Netflix's Tiger King . "I met this guy — not my friend. Shaquille O ’ Neal is setting the record straight about his involvement with zookeeper Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as “ Joe Exotic ” of the hit Netflix docuseries Tiger King

Shaquille O ' Neal is clawing his way out of controversy surrounding his surprise appearance in the hit Netflix docuseries " Tiger King ." On the latest episode of "The Big Podcast With Shaq," the NBA superstar addressed the backlash he has received for once supporting Joe " Tiger King " Exotic , who

On Wednesday, PETA published a letter it sent to O’Neal urging him to disavow Lowe after Lowe published an image of an apparent video chat he had with O’Neal.

“Given your disavowal of Joe, we were surprised when this photo was posted on Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park’s Facebook page last week, purportedly showing you communicating with Lowe via FaceTime and alleging that you offered him support,” the letter reads. “It’s clear that you love tigers, and we hope you will dissociate yourself from people who profit from abusing, breeding, and exploiting them.

“Lowe has a long history of violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. He continues to tear baby big cats away from their mothers and forces them to interact with the public.”

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  'Tiger King's Joe Exotic Quarantined as Precaution After Being Transferred to New Federal Prison The incarcerated former zookeeper is being quarantined behind bars for 14 days as a precaution amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.ET has learned that Exotic -- whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage -- was transferred from a county jail, where he was being held since his sentencing in January, to a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas.

In one notable scene, Shaquille O ' Neal pays a visit to Joe 's tiger zoo. And it turns out that Shaq and Joe have some history together: The basketball legend visited the We really just going to let Shaq off the hook from hanging out and BUYING Tigers from Joe Exotic #TigerKingNetflix # Tigerking .

Shaquille O ’Neill has clarified his surprise appearance on Netflix series Tiger King and insists controversial leading man Joe Exotic is ‘not his friend’. Joe Exotic – real name Joe Maldonado-Passage – is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for attempting to hire a hitman to kill rival

O’Neal has not publicly responded to PETA’s letter.

Following outcry when “Tiger King” footage showed O’Neal meeting with Exotic, O’Neal responded on “The Big Podcast with Shaq” that he’s not a friend of Exotic’s and wasn’t aware of any animal abuse that took place behind the scenes.

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“We find out that he’s involved with all this stuff, and actually I stopped going,” O’Neal said. “I’m righteous. I don’t harm tigers. ... Do I put donations to zoos to help these tigers out? I do ... Do I own tigers personally at my house? No. But I love tigers.”

“Tiger King” has become a hit on Netflix and on social media as most Americans are stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic seeking sources of entertainment.

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Over 34 million viewers for "Au Royaume des Fauves", the Netflix .
documentary series © Image Courtesy of Netflix "Au Royaume des Fauves" ("Tiger King" in its original version), appeared on March 20 on Netflix. The true story of Joe Exotic is one of the most watched programs on Netflix, reports the American media based on a study by Nielsen, the local Médiamétrie. The documentary series, which became very popular in just a few days, would have been watched on average per minute by 19 million Americans. The phenomenon is incredible.

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