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Virginia Beach restaurant promotes takeout with 'Joe Exotic' spoof

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 14:37:01-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A Virginia Beach restaurant is using a popular Netflix documentary to promote ordering curbside pickup as many businesses suffer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The documentary is called Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness and is streaming on Netflix. It explores the world of big cat breeding and rescuing and many people have been surprised by the characters introduced.

Netflix describes the documentary as, "A zoo owner spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in the true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding."

One character in particular is named Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as “Joe Exotic." He is a former Oklahoma zookeeper who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot. The Western District of Oklahoma Attorney's Office said Joe Exotic gave Allen Glover $3,000 to travel from Oklahoma to South Carolina and then to Florida to murder Carole Baskin, with a promise to pay thousands more after the deed.

Carole Baskin runs the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida. Her former husband Don Lewis went missing in 1997 and Joe Exotic released a music video implying that Baskin fed Lewis' body to her tigers. Carole denied the accusation in the Netflix series and in a Facebook post.

Whiskey Kitchen made a spoof video about the popular documentary where someone dressed as Joe Exotic says he joined forces with his "good friends" at Whiskey Kitchen and Civil Libation.

He promotes "Curbside Rescue" and explains how you can get takeout orders from both Civil Libation and Whiskey Kitchen at Whiskey Kitchen while dine-in is closed.

The video ends with the Joe Exotic look-alike joking saying, "If you see Carole Baskin, tell her to come on bye, old Joe will make something special just for her."