BANG! NEWS – Carole Baskin has been tricked into giving an interview to two YouTubers posing as producers of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The 58-year-old activist – who stars in the Netflix documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness – granted an interview to Josh Pieters and Archie Manners via Zoom, believing them to be booking interviews for the popular talk show. In order to make the scenario seem legitimate, the YouTubers included audio clips from The Tonight Show to make it sound as if Jimmy Fallon was conducting the interview.
The duo explained to Baskin that she wouldn’t be able to see the TV star during their interview, and they even pretended to talk to off-camera crew as she spoke. The activist used her screen time to discuss how she’s caring for big cats during the coronavirus lockdown, and she also urged the public to support the Big Cat Public Safety Act, which revises the requirements governing the trade of animals. Baskin has kept a low profile since Tiger King premiered on Netflix.