At the top of quarantine, there was Tiger King. The Netflix documentary took the world by storm, teaching us about the nature of the Big Cat industry; and then there was Carole Baskin. You know, the one with the TikTok jingle about whacking her husband? Yeah, that Carole Baskin.
Baskin is now on the show Dancing with the Stars, and is making waves in the press for coming out as bisexual!
“I have always considered myself to be bisexual, even though I’ve never had a wife. I could just as easily have a wife as a husband, as far as the way I feel about us,” Baskin said in an interview with PinkNews. “I think we are all one, and we are all — I just don’t see us as being different genders or different colors or different anything.”
Woah, there’s a lot to unpack here. From “a wife as a husband” to her comment about being sex blind, Baskin’s coming out really is quite interesting. Carole, you know that bi women still desire the actual bodies of their lovers, right? It’s where the ‘sex’ in bisexual comes from!
Later in the interview, Baskin states that her hatred of Joe Exotic (iykyk) is not because she is sexually attracted to women. Bisexuality isn’t a political reaction to evil men, and the existence of evil men doesn’t create bisexuals out of thin air (???) Carole?
Baskin goes on to say she first realized she was attracted to women in the 80s’ because she never felt like she acted like a woman, and has male-dominant characteristics. Because you have to be masculine to like women, right? Because who you see yourself as determines who you’re attracted to? Because being independent or unafraid of tigers or unconcerned with your husband’s whereabouts is a male trait??
And hold up — I thought you said that you could have a wife as a husband, but wouldn’t this odd, lesbophobic reversal about your “male-dominant” characteristics place you as the husband to your hypothetical and hyperfeminine wife? Yikes.
Why is she famous again? Oh, for potentially killing her husband. Have we just forgotten that? Now she’s dancing away on our television streams and getting picked up by mainstream media, praised for coming out. Never change, 2020. Never change.