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Here’s Why Shaquille O’Neal Was On Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’

Did anyone else wonder why Shaquille O’Neal was in Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness?

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Like, we’re just watching this crazy show, and — Boom — there’s Shaq. And, then he’s gone. Like, what the heck?!?

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Well, Shaquille O’Neal has his own podcast, The Big Podcast With Shaq, and he recently took to the airwaves — do you call it airwaves when it’s a podcast? — to shed a little light on what he was doing at The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, and to set the record straight.

Courtesy of Joe Exotic TV on YouTube

Joe Exotic had connections to a lot of celebrities, as they purchased animals from him, used exotic animals in music videos, used big cats in movies, or whatever.

But, that is not the connection Shaq had with Joe Exotic.

Courtesy of Joe Exotic TV on YouTube

So we go in there, and it’s a beautiful place, and the character that was there was Exotic Joe. We’re there and I dropped some donations for the tigers’ foods and all that. We take pictures with [the] tigers. We went back a couple times. Then we go back another time and we found out that he’s involved with all the stuff, and then, actually, I stopped going.

The Big Podcast With Shaq
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I don’t harm tigers. I love tigers. I love white tigers. Do I put donations to these zoos to help these tigers out? I do it all the time. Do I own tigers personally at my house? No. But I love tigers. Listen, people are going to make their own opinions, but, again, I was just a visitor. I met this guy — not my friend. Don’t know him. Never had any business dealings with him, and I had no idea any of that stuff was going on.

The Big Podcast With Shaq
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So, there you have it. Shaq is just a cool guy who loves tigers. I can’t blame him. I will admit, I like to go to zoo-type-places and look at the tigers, too.

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If you haven’t yet watched Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, what are you doing with your life? It definitely isn’t a show you want to watch while the kids are awake, but you HAVE to watch this crazy show!

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