WATCH | SA-born YouTuber pranks Carole Baskin into first interview since 'Tiger King'

05 May 2020 - 11:15 By Unathi Nkanjeni
Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue in Florida in the US, was tricked into doing her first interview since the Netflix docu-series 'Tiger King' went viral.
Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue in Florida in the US, was tricked into doing her first interview since the Netflix docu-series 'Tiger King' went viral.
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Tiger King's Carole Baskin is the latest person to be hoaxed by South African YouTube pranksters.

In a viral video, Knysna-born YouTuber Josh Pieters and comedian Archie Manners  convinced Baskin to do her first interview since the hit docu-series was screened on Netflix.

In it, the pair convinced her she was would be exclusively interviewed by Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Baskin agreed on the condition they did not mention Tiger King.

Using snippets from past interviews, Pieters and Manner managed to pull off the interview and shared it on YouTube.

The video has garnered more than 3.1-million views, and is in the top 30 trending videos on the online video-sharing platform.

Watch the video below

After the fake interview, Baskin told Us Weekly she wasn't angry about the “fun prank”.

“I was suspicious while we were doing it because the questions appeared taped, but I had no idea it would turn out to be such a fun prank.

“It gave us a very welcome good laugh. I appreciate their cleverness and that they created their video in a way that I don’t feel was in any way mean-spirited.”

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