Tiger King's Saff says "a lot of things" weren't shown on the Netflix documentary

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
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Photo credit: Netflix

From Digital Spy

Tiger wrangler, mullet enthusiast and community chef? Apparently, there's a lot we don't know about Joe Exotic.

Currently serving a 22-year prison sentence, the Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness star became a hot topic of conversation earlier this year, and now Joe's former employee Saff has revealed some surprising details about him that viewers didn't see on the Netflix documentary.

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"What you guys saw, that was Joe Exotic at his finest," he recently told Pink News.

"But there was a lot of things that were not shown. He used to put on these beautiful dinners every single Thanksgiving at the farm for people to come and have a hot, wonderful home-cooked Thanksgiving meal for free."

Meanwhile, the zookeeper insisted that the series depicted all of the other staff members accurately, explaining: "As far as our personalities and characteristics, yes, that was pretty spot on. But there's always more to every person's story.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

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"What is shown within a few hours, that's just wrapped up in a nutshell.

"On my behalf, there's so much more to me than what you guys saw on camera. I have made my mistakes and I've had my struggles and my hardships."

Despite its phenomenal worldwide success, Digital Spy found that the docu-series ultimately failed its genre for these specific reasons.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is available to stream on Netflix.

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