Joe Exotic is mad that KFOR reported he has deadly diseases…
9:32 AM EST on January 6, 2015
Joe Exotic, the eccentric animal park owner / aspiring musician / wannabe reality star / condom manufacturer from Wynnewood, is in the news again. This time, it has nothing to with alleged animal abuses or his employees being attacked by tigers at his animal park. According to KFOR, he's simply been diagnosed with a pair of deadly diseases.
Yes, you read that correctly, Joe Exotic, the flamboyant openly gay tiger handler from Oklahoma who poses for photos like this and this and this allegedly has deadly diseases. What's next? News breaking that Dean Blevins gets fever blisters?
Let's check out what deadly diseases are going to strike down Joe. My money is on rabies, extreme narcissism disorder or the clap. They can all be deadly, right?
Here are the details KFOR:
An animal activist group has reported that an operator of The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park has allegedly been diagnosed with a pair of deadly diseases , and the zoo is afraid that the diseases may spread.
Joe Schreibvogel, better known as “Joe Exotic” was allegedly recently diagnosed with Tuberculosis and Brucellosis.
Schreibvogel says that his doctors have cleared him of either of the diseases, but we found this post on his Facebook page that states otherwise.
According to a statement from PETA, the animal activists rushed letters to the Oklahoma State Veterinarian Dr. Rod Hall and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asking authorities to quarantine the facility and take measures to evaluate employees and animals for exposure.
Both diseases are dangerous and transmissible to animals and humans, posing a risk to the animals displayed, as well as visitors of the park.
Tuberculosis and Brucellosis? What the hell? If you had to guess which deadly diseases Joe Exotic may have, Tuberculosis would be like the 10th or 11th thing you named. I don't even know what Brucellosis is, but I bet it has something to with stepping in gigantic piles of cat shit.
After KFOR reported the story, Joe Exotic deleted the incriminating Facebook update and claimed the story was false. According to Joe, the whole thing was part of a satirical joke. Let's hope he one day reveals the same thing about his entire life.
Here's his "press statement" about the accusations:
Okay, so Joe Exotic was "satirically" stating that he had Tuberculosis and Brucellosis. As one who dabbles a bit in hiding behind satire, I can buy that excuse. I guess that means everything is fine, and you can now visit his animal park and feel safe from disease and only have to worry about the typical things like being eaten by a tiger or stumbling into a porn shoot or orgy.
Joe also released this video where he sets the record straight and reveals the "truth behind his health problems."
Geeze, get well, Joe. That is, of course, if you're not lying or being satirical. It's hard to figure things out with you.
Since the ordeal, Joe has fired off a couple of things on his personal Facebook page.
He's proposed a boycott of Channel 4:
And got mad at two-faced animal people...
And kicked it with porn star Rachel Starr...
Remember, don't be worried about any diseases.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see if Joe actually files a lawsuit (unlikely) or if KFOR issues a retraction (also unlikely). Hell, KFOR probably doesn't even know what a retraction is. They probably think it's a deadly disease.