Born Joseph Schreibvogel in , Joe Exotic purchased a pet store in Texas in with his brother, Garold Wayne, inspired by their shared love of animals. After Garold died from injuries sustained in a car crash in , Joe Exotic used the money from a settlement won by his family to buy a ranch in Wynnewood, Okla. Zoo, became populated by a growing number of exotic animals as Joe Exotic acquired tigers, lions, ligers and more. As the G. Zoo grew in popularity in the early s, Joe Exotic became something of a local celebrity.
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Spoiler alert! This story contains details from the Netflix docuseries "Tiger King," now streaming. Although Joe enjoyed his "very emotional connection" with the big cats, he also basked in the showmanship of the gig, which included a web series. Absolutely," he says in "Tiger King. All they had to do was ask. I think that's how Joe kept 'em close to him.
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A young same-sex couple alleges that multiple church members — including the family of one — physically assaulted them when they attended services at a local Oklahoma church. When Sean Cormie came out to his family this past spring, they began urging him to attend their local church with them. But the religious ceremony quickly turned harrowing for both men when, Cormie alleges, they were attacked.
Will and Jack were so beloved, Vice-President Joe Biden once theorized the show had played a major role in shifting views on marriage equality. The characters were also the start of a trope that would prevail on TV for years: the cosmopolitan gay male. Fans have taken to dressing up as Joe, slapping on fake handlebar mustaches and blond mullet wigs. And actors such as Dax Shepard and Jared Leto are pitching themselves to play the gun-loving zookeeper in a forthcoming scripted miniseries.