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'Tiger King' star Carole Baskin comes out as bisexual

05:01 PM Oct 20, 2020 | ANI

'Tiger King' star and 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Carole Baskin has come out as bisexual.

According to Page Six, the 59-year-old star Baskin told PinkNews via a video, "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 ... I just don't see us as being different genders or different colours, or different anything." Baskin told the outlet she came to the realisation while engaged to a psychologist immersed in the LGBTQ community at the heights of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, saying, "I became very close to people in that community then."

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Baskin added that growing up, she was "always very male-oriented in the things I did," explaining that she felt she was "probably born into the wrong body" because she was such a "tomboy." She continues to add, "I never had any mothering instincts or anything. I never played with dolls. And so, I always thought that there was something off there, that I couldn't quite put my finger on." On being asked if her 'Tiger King' co-star and now-imprisoned rival Joe Exotic was a good representative of the queer community, Baskin said, "I think he's an embarrassment to the human community." "It's not a matter of what your sexuality is, this man is just a deviant in the way that he treats human life and animal life." As reported by Page Six, Baskin was eliminated from 'DWTS' in September during its 'Disney Night' episode after a 'Lion King'-inspired routine with Pasha Pashkov.

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Exotic is still serving out his 22-year-old sentence for attempting to have Baskin killed; last month, he sent President Donald Trump a 257-page petition to be pardoned for the crime.

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