Joe Exotic: The Cult of Tiger King - Wisecrack Edition

17 avril 2020
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Tiger King’s Joe Exotic - why is he so freaking fascinating?
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Tiger King is all the internet can talk about. But what makes Joe Exotic so damn addicting? We think we have the answer and that it has a lot to do with cults. Let's find out more in this Wisecrack Edition on Joe Exotic: The Cult of Tiger King

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Commentaires
  • as a former member of the Mormon cult, they heavily discourage questions and doubt, saying that it doesn't need to make sense to work. also there was a lot of implicit shaming, and incessant repetition of following the chain of command. also there's this perverted sense of obligation, that your not living up to your potential and god's expectations if you don't give them 10% of your income. not to mention peer pressure of all your friends doing it( and another thing, your encouraged to only have Mormon friends) and your entire family as well.

    Ethan biscuitEthan biscuitIl y a 4 jours
  • I watched one episode of TK and that was enough for me. Not sure how this could be considered addictive, but then again, crack cocaine exists.

    Frank WagnerFrank WagnerIl y a 5 jours
  • frworld.info/net/vid-o/rntpqMqHlnaRkng

    Patrik FredrikssonPatrik FredrikssonIl y a 11 jours
  • Jared's hair is sooo mary tyler moore, hah!

    casper *casper *Il y a 16 jours
  • I heard the word "saving" when referring to the tigers. I want to clarify, they are NOT saving tigers. They are breeding tigers to give to often negligent owners. Both them and the owners house them in inappropriate conditions and then end up having to put them down when they're grown or find a sanctuary to give them to. They don't save tigers! They use them as props for their sick power game and then shoot them when they start getting too old to be used for breeding or displays.

    Anon UnicornAnon UnicornIl y a mois
  • Both Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin, both are cult leaders. They both use animals for their cult.

    Vijay ChaulagainVijay ChaulagainIl y a mois
  • You should do a video on the cult of the service industry.

    Jack TheobaltJack TheobaltIl y a mois
  • Food for thought - Culture has the word Cult in it

    katherine lambertkatherine lambertIl y a mois
  • Pack man

    Dylan FinsethDylan FinsethIl y a mois
  • salt

    bastiantennettbastiantennettIl y a mois
  • After watching this, I was wondering. Is Mr. Krabs a cult leader? I think he fits some of the descriptions.

    Kids-LoyeKids-LoyeIl y a 2 mois
  • lilypichu

    sandrine LEPINAYsandrine LEPINAYIl y a 2 mois
  • You joke but foot mouse could be a thing for a disabled person.

    BatmansHypemanBatmansHypemanIl y a 2 mois
  • stop presenting videos with hype...just tell the story, talk slower and stop acting! FFS you are annoying!

    brian mckinlaybrian mckinlayIl y a 2 mois
  • I personally think that the BITE model by Steven Hassan is a better way to judge wether a group is a cult or not.Also i think that Doc Antles Harem is more Cultish than Joe Exotics Zoo.Still a really good Video.

    Bennet DiespergerBennet DiespergerIl y a 2 mois
  • Carol baskin is definitely a cult leader just better at hiding it than the other 2

    AlexanderAlexanderIl y a 3 mois
  • 0:55 Does Doc accept males into his harem?

    doobiesmoke15doobiesmoke15Il y a 3 mois
  • So how wasn't Carol a cult?

    scraggybearscraggybearIl y a 3 mois
  • ayoandteo

    review archaeologyreview archaeologyIl y a 3 mois
  • Please join the Don Lewis Cold Case Files on Facebook if you have any information about the Don Lewis disappearance.

    Tammy CrissTammy CrissIl y a 3 mois
  • In the Mobile home of the tiger king.

    TheNobleDildo 68TheNobleDildo 68Il y a 3 mois
  • You showed pictures of Osho a few times but didn’t say anything about him or his followers... I know he’s something of a controversial figure, but it’s super ironic his followers land was given to Young Life as a born-again christian retreat center. Those insidious fuckers... I remember the exact moment I realized YL was a cult. We were discussing the “miracle of fish and loaves.” I made the argument that it wasn’t necessarily a literal miracle. It seems pretty obvious to me that it’s ultimately a lesson about creating abundance through the pooling and redistribution of resources... Their response was as succinct as it was infuriating and unsatisfying, “Nope. It was a miracle.” Then they implied that if I couldn’t unquestionably accept that answer I simply lacked faith.

    Carl StockmanCarl StockmanIl y a 3 mois
  • Video: Sponsored by Foot Mouse Me: Ugh, gross! Video: Psyche, it's Raid Shadow Legends Me: Ewe, that's even worse!

    Tabitha DefeeTabitha DefeeIl y a 3 mois
  • Fact (reality tv Tiger king) is stranger than fiction (movies).

    syed alisyed aliIl y a 3 mois
  • Calling Scientology a cult, you must have some grande cajones! Or a good lawyer!

    Michael DriggersMichael DriggersIl y a 4 mois
  • I interned for one of the cult experts that was called in on the Waco Branch Davidians when I was in undergrad and I think you guys did a stellar job on both the research and explanations in this

    Izacus The InsaneIzacus The InsaneIl y a 4 mois
  • Not long enough! But I haven't watched the show. Could it be I'm enticed by the cult of personality that is Joe Exotic? Point proven.

    Fancy McConnvilleFancy McConnvilleIl y a 4 mois
  • the whole shirt or sash status thing was probably pulled for girl/boy scouts

    Shiny Prisma !Shiny Prisma !Il y a 4 mois
  • lol, that foot mouse thing made me WTF for a moment.

    johnba291972johnba291972Il y a 4 mois
  • I need to start a Cult

    NOSLEEPATALLNOSLEEPATALLIl y a 4 mois
  • I can't believe how many people take away from this that Carol was the bad guy. I don't see her as perfect but out of the three she seems like a saint.

    Rose JulietteRose JulietteIl y a 4 mois
  • Also Freemasonry

    Travis KirklandTravis KirklandIl y a 4 mois
  • Speaking of cults, I just can't understand how the Jehova's Witnesses keep getting away with cult-like behaviour for so long

    Paula CatinaPaula CatinaIl y a 4 mois
  • Finally a Video without Raid Shadowlan.....

    The ShlendrianThe ShlendrianIl y a 4 mois
  • who is the bald guy 11:01 ?

    Cesar GerardoCesar GerardoIl y a 4 mois
  • Joe's a Narcissistic hypocritical cult master and organized crime lord. Carole's is also a hypocritical cult leader with all the ranking thingie Doc's a sex cult, literally that.

    El MierdaEl MierdaIl y a 4 mois
  • When you actually know Joe the story is way more wild then the documentaries can ever dream to cover.

    Pumpkin Patch ExoticsPumpkin Patch ExoticsIl y a 4 mois
  • Sounds a lot like Donald Trump to me, but what do I know

    Rodrigo MengoniRodrigo MengoniIl y a 4 mois
  • A friend of my grandmother was actually the sheriff who arrested Joe Exotic.

    Painter Lava LampPainter Lava LampIl y a 4 mois
  • Tiger king is the visual decline of American Exceptionalism.

    Erika L GarciaErika L GarciaIl y a 4 mois
  • it's telling that the only innocents in all of this, are the fucking vicious tigers.

    supersmashbro596supersmashbro596Il y a 4 mois
  • Id like to apply to be one of Joe's husbands

    Joseph FernándezJoseph FernándezIl y a 4 mois
  • 6:44 that shit came out of nowhere

    Ramon GomideRamon GomideIl y a 4 mois
  • My hollow excitement for Footmouse will never be healed

    Ramon GomideRamon GomideIl y a 4 mois
  • "Cultural understanding of Cult..." 🤔 there's something profound here

    Junior MynosJunior MynosIl y a 4 mois
  • Joe Dirt comes out of the closet & discovers meth... Tiger King !

    Daniel GriffithDaniel GriffithIl y a 4 mois
  • Wrong about everything the first 20 seconds, I'm leaving

    Nothing NothingnessNothing NothingnessIl y a 4 mois
  • My FIRST " Tiger King " ... Here ... Now !!

    Kenneth KustrenKenneth KustrenIl y a 4 mois
    • In conclusion... Totally disinterested... Quit 9:06 in.... Not sorry.... Eh !!?!!

      Kenneth KustrenKenneth KustrenIl y a 4 mois
  • My adventures have led me to many cults. Each time the cult leader has tried to get rid of me because cult leaders can't tolerate someone more charismatic than themselves. The result has always been me getting me out of the cult voluntarily for the small price of me shitting on whatever the cult stands for.

    Nerd StarkNerd StarkIl y a 4 mois
  • i know;but i would really like to meet him!😁

    meerkatzmeerkatzIl y a 4 mois
  • Is this a gringo thing? I watched a couple of episodes, got bored, thought it was weird this thing had ANY following since was just a random case and never finished the series.

    Teresa LassTeresa LassIl y a 5 mois
  • Love how I got a joe exotic ad 😳🤚🏾

    Courtney WilliamsonCourtney WilliamsonIl y a 5 mois
  • The purple piper plays his tune The choir softly sing Three lullabies in an ancient tongue For the cult of the tiger king

    Ben NardolilliBen NardolilliIl y a 5 mois
  • I think to really be considered a charismatic cult leader, one must first have a great head of hair. Check...

    Gerrod BGerrod BIl y a 5 mois
  • The Tshirt color coding in Baskin's case doesn't seem like a cult tactic. In any business there is usually a hierarchy. They used a visual tactic of colors to define their place in this hierarchy. Since the volunteers are probably transient, it probably helps the younger volunteers find someone who can answer more complicated questions. Just like any business, the intern has a nametag and will seek out the manager to handle harder issues. Also, shes exploiting tigers as a business, under the guise of charity. Its a dick move, but not really about being a cult.

    monique hurleymonique hurleyIl y a 5 mois
  • I grew up with a dad who was in a sort of “Martial arts cult” and it had some pretty strange teachings he never really talks to me about, I think I notice certain cult like characteristics because he is rather charismatic and has studied parts of psychology that let him understand grief and addiction, so if he so chose he could start a cult, he says he wouldn’t do that because he’s seen how destructive they can be for people.

    Hardly funnyHardly funnyIl y a 5 mois
  • Many of the great ancient empires were giant cults. Think of ancient Egypt. Johnny Exotic was just born in the wrong place and time.

    David KinsellaDavid KinsellaIl y a 5 mois
  • Just for sript7m, i didnt watch this shit, maybe i will someday just out of curiosity, but is know what it is just from see8ng peopel getting so emotional, ots a reality tv shit show

    Clyde LemotClyde LemotIl y a 5 mois
  • All I know is Carole Baskin fed her husband to the tigers!

    Scorch428Scorch428Il y a 5 mois
  • Bhagavan is a Hindi language word which literally translates to "God "

    deepansh kumardeepansh kumarIl y a 5 mois
  • Carol was a cultist too. Fuck Carol Baskins

    Ray RayRay RayIl y a 5 mois
  • Everyone needs to see Bill Maher's take on Tiger King -- so spot on

    DornDornIl y a 5 mois
  • frworld.info/net/vid-o/s6hqqqaivKbTp54 natl archive about method used by government to achieve brainwashing success.

    TL garrettTL garrettIl y a 5 mois
  • I can't be the only person, who sees similarities between this description of cults, cultism, and trumpers.

    T DalbT DalbIl y a 5 mois
  • For a sponsor, you should have stuck with the foot mouse idea. It really is unironically an idea with potential, unlike stupid-ass Raid Shadow Legends. Besides which, the company that made Raid Shadow Legends has been buying these sponsorships on FRworld for a long damn time. By now, isn't it about time for them to announce that they're shutting down the servers for Raid and they want you to download their new game called "Invasion: Spooky Chronicles", which isn't actually a different game from Raid Shadow Legends in any meaningful sense, it just means that you lose all the gacha characters and all the upgrades that you've spent real-life money on? That's what the people who made Card King Dragon Wars did, and that was the only free-to-play mobile game that was ever any good, even though whoever named it should have been kicked in the neck for being so unoriginal.

    Bartolo PolkakittyBartolo PolkakittyIl y a 5 mois
  • The only meaning is that there is no meaning.

    Said AngelSaid AngelIl y a 5 mois
  • 4:00 "Three male husbands" As opposed to...female husbands?

    Haile XiaoHaile XiaoIl y a 5 mois
    • @Peanut Butter gamer I didn't miss the funny i just thought the deeper contextual understanding of what lead to the funny... was far more interesting than the potential of leaning back, making a small exhale from my nose and typing "lol"

      Rose JulietteRose JulietteIl y a mois
    • Rose Juliette woooosh

      Peanut Butter gamerPeanut Butter gamerIl y a mois
    • Heteronormativity influences speech in a way that breaks down predictable syntax. Just to be clear I'm not saying the word 'homophobic' here. Similarly I've heard phrases like "black person of colour" and "female identifying transwoman". A person whom has a prejudice against so called "labels" may claim falsely that it's 'because everyone is too afraid that they will offend' but in reality it appears more likely that this over-clarification is used for ourselves and not others. People are grappling with terminology that has previously evaded their knowledge or use. Kind of like when you learn a new word and find yourself overusing it or inserting it in places that are unfamiliar/incorrect. It's part of the pulchritudinous of language. Ultimately the more this terminology finds a familiar place in the language the less we will see it come out as a word jumble. Less expectations of husband being a singular associated with a wife and less failure to easily describe a husband of other circumstances. I love how language evolves.

      Rose JulietteRose JulietteIl y a 4 mois
    • Good point. I wouldn't want a female husband, but a female wife is okay, but that is only because I am a heterosexual. Rodney Dangerfield claimed his wife was a hobosexual. She was a bum lay. He also said he had no problem with bisexuals, in fact, he kept one in his garage. It was a Schwinn.

      jonesjonesIl y a 4 mois
  • its no wonder that guy shot himself. these lot are running around pointing loaded guns at each other all day

    hoggath hogghoggath hoggIl y a 5 mois
  • Antle is a creepy POS.

    McSpinix VidsMcSpinix VidsIl y a 5 mois
  • I've never watched one of your videos (the name made me expect the bad jokes on par with Disney's jungle cruise), but I think you've hit on something here, though I think the big attraction here is getting to hang out with the big cats

    Lisa TLisa TIl y a 5 mois
  • Love your insightful perspectives on our shared pop culture, looking forward to more The Squanch! On OSHO (guy with the long white beard and pimped out turban) lumping him in as just a cult leader seems unjust and superficial. I don´t think one can come across a less fanatic man, simply asking people to bring more awareness into life. I get that you were making a point and might not have looked more deeply into each example. Tons of media refer to him in similar fashion, but without the context of his actual talks only the sensational controversies stands out. The docuseries "Wild Wild Country" does a fine job covering this part in no flattering way. If you wanna know more about his early life look up the movie "Rebellious Flower". His life contains thousands of hours’ worth of discourses on all mystic traditions of the world and they are available to everyone. I might disagree with his approach at times, but I can´t judge the man. Can anyone ever have a "perfect" conduct? Being enlightened does not equate infallibility. You can look into it for yourself, whether you find a traumatic narcissist or a sincere human being trying to convey the mystery that have happened to him.

    LLIl y a 5 mois
  • I have no arms. I was pumped about the ad about the footmouse... I know I'm missing something but why rub it in my face? :(

    ECCvideo78ECCvideo78Il y a 5 mois
  • Skip the add 2:25 to 3:14 ;)

    Oliver DunneOliver DunneIl y a 5 mois
  • Sounds like Trump and his followers...

    Acat OntheinterwebsAcat OntheinterwebsIl y a 5 mois
  • weren't there just two husbands? Who's the third?

    Michael MonzonMichael MonzonIl y a 5 mois
    • zöe weitzeil oh yeah, you’re right! had to look him up too, I barely and vaguely remember him. I guess he’s forgettable compared to the rest of them :)

      Michael MonzonMichael MonzonIl y a 5 mois
    • Michael Monzon yeah man he jumped into a relationship with a really young dude, just looked it up to remind me, his name is Dillon Passage, he’s still with him

      zöe weitzeilzöe weitzeilIl y a 5 mois
    • zöe weitzeil I have no memory of the third one. There’s the one with the teeth, and the one that shot himself, I have no recollection of a third one.

      Michael MonzonMichael MonzonIl y a 5 mois
    • There’s the one who killed himself, the one he married at the same time at that one that they interview throughout the show, and then there’s the one he got with after all that was over (sorry I don’t recall their names lol... Travis, maybe? John... I don’t know the last ones name)

      zöe weitzeilzöe weitzeilIl y a 5 mois
  • I think so long as it's voluntary and not exploitive (!!), then the idea of a cult like structure to give some friends meaning is not that bad after all. Thinking about some version of the garden Epicurus described. Key is of course that you don't have any kind of hierarchical structure and it has to be so small, that everybody is everyday in direct contact to everybody else. Would love to hear some thoughts about that idea!

    tomushcidertomushciderIl y a 5 mois
  • I haven’t watched either hahaha. I don’t care or have Hulu. This crap just keeps coming up

    David HarnessDavid HarnessIl y a 5 mois
  • raid shadow legends: buy me everyone: boo this man! booooooooooo!

    Jerms_McErmsJerms_McErmsIl y a 5 mois
  • They're definitely cults, it's the first thing i thought when I saw Doc surrounded by all those young women who he pays almost nothing and controls how they look and act. Sucks that people can fall into this type of lifestyle so easily especially when they're already in a vulnerable state. Exploiting people like this should definitely be a crime, you don't always have to use chains to keep people in bondage.

    Peter EPeter EIl y a 5 mois
  • Soon as I seen the fat informer though of Gta5 Lester the molester

    Craig struttCraig struttIl y a 5 mois
  • My friend had his leg amputated after a car accident and several reconstructive surgeries. Amputation vs extensive, painful and often unsuccessful surgeries isn't an easy choice.

    Adam TeepleAdam TeepleIl y a 5 mois
  • What about Caroline she doesn't pay anyone and she's a millionaire.

    WilcoWilcoIl y a 5 mois
  • This is just John McAfees animal loving brother

    skullpull 101skullpull 101Il y a 5 mois
  • Just ordered my foot mouse and love it! lol Good job bro. Check out this Joe Exotic - I Saw A Tiger (Remix) 😂frworld.info/net/vid-o/1pVrqJtpzWrdu3g

    DJ Toby NYCDJ Toby NYCIl y a 5 mois
  • Automatic thumbs down for supporting rage Shadow Legends it is not a game it is a scam stop supporting this piece shit I don't care if you need a Payday there's other ways to make money wisecrack has lost all Integrity To Me due this

    George CogginsGeorge CogginsIl y a 5 mois
  • Hey kitty kitty is the best!!!!

    A BrzyckaA BrzyckaIl y a 5 mois
  • RAID: Shadow Legends is still dumber than Footmouse.

    Ryan MillerRyan MillerIl y a 5 mois
  • Another to mention cults do is a thing called, "Love Bombing." Usually in the early stages of grooming a new recruit to a cult, members of the cult and cult leader act overly nice. This is too make the new recruit open up about any emotional weakness about themselves; like childhood trauma, past relationship, depression, lack of friends, lack of purpose, ect. With that information the cults lies who they will heal that new recruits emotional hurt and that ONLY they can make them feel safe, loved, valued, powerful, and happy.

    GalaxyEspeonGalaxyEspeonIl y a 5 mois
    • @Lisa T Yeah both use fake compassion to hurt a person

      GalaxyEspeonGalaxyEspeonIl y a 5 mois
    • kind of like bad husbands, huh?

      Lisa TLisa TIl y a 5 mois
  • The problem with the followers of JE and Bagman is that they could be so much more. They've got such an intense commitment, but it's all in the wrong direction. When that women who had her arm ripped off started defending Joe Exotic, I cringed. It sucks to see them get so caught up in their zoos.

    Callum DCallum DIl y a 5 mois
  • Isn't Raid Shadow legends a FRworldr cult?

    AtrueLiberal4Trump MAGAAtrueLiberal4Trump MAGAIl y a 5 mois
  • A lot of cringe even for an animal lover

    Paolo DazoPaolo DazoIl y a 5 mois
  • Joe and Doc ran and still do cult's, Carol use's people and their kindness! None off them are people, I would want as friends!

    Mad as MaxMad as MaxIl y a 5 mois
  • I feel like you indirectly just described Trump and his base. Was that intentional?

    KeMiro ArtKeMiro ArtIl y a 5 mois
  • RIP Travis Maldonado

    Agustin DaponteAgustin DaponteIl y a 5 mois
  • This video is why I love Wisecrack.

    MitchellMitchellIl y a 5 mois
  • The guy who lost his arm was barely paid and didn’t have health insurance I’m sure... realistically and financially an amputation was the only option even though 2 years of reconstructive surgery was something that could be done. Going back to work is how he got the little money he had and ate.

    MzJamaicanBeauty12MzJamaicanBeauty12Il y a 5 mois
    • @MzJamaicanBeauty12 yeah you're right

      Joe KerrJoe KerrIl y a 5 mois
    • The OG Joe Kerr he was a trans man... he identified male. Joe and the documentary misgendered him several times but he identifies as male.

      MzJamaicanBeauty12MzJamaicanBeauty12Il y a 5 mois
    • It was a woman

      Joe KerrJoe KerrIl y a 5 mois
  • Why all the Rajneesh photos? He wasn't a cult leader.

    Vivi *Vivi *Il y a 5 mois
    • Well I believe “cult” to just be a derogatory term for religion that people don’t tolerate or find acceptable so honestly I’m not surprised to find out there are people who see Rajneesh as a cult leader. 🙄

      zöe weitzeilzöe weitzeilIl y a 5 mois
  • cult

    Julian JacobsJulian JacobsIl y a 5 mois
  • No, I haven’t and never will. I’m sharing Bill Maher’s opinion on this.

    Roman00Roman00Il y a 5 mois
  • I know one thing for sure, straight guys don't get married to a gay fella, the lot of them are seriously weird and messed up.

    about the metalabout the metalIl y a 5 mois
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