Carole Baskin duped into wishing notorious pedophile happy birthday
“Tiger King” star and animal activist Carole Baskin fell prey to a comedian’s prank — and ended up wishing a happy birthday to a high-profile Australian pedophile.
The founder of Big Cats Rescue — who shot to fame as Joe Exotic’s nemesis on Netflix’s “Tiger King” documentary — blew disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris a kiss in a birthday video message on Cameo, The Sun reported.
“Hi Rolf Harris, all your kids wanted to get together and tell you that you have really touched them and that they love all that you have done for them,” Baskin says in the clip.
“I hear there’s a lot of great stories about you and your best friend Jimmy Savile,” Baskin continued, apparently unaware that Savile was an English radio personality accused of sexual abuse by hundreds of people after his 2011 death.
“Can’t wait to hear those,” Baskin adds. “Happy birthday Rolf.”
Australian comedian Tom Armstrong said he was behind the practical joke, and posted the video on TikTok.
“Surely I couldn’t get another American celebrity to shout out Australia’s most notorious sexual predator,” Armstrong said.
“Bonus points if they mention UK’s most notorious sexual predator.”
Harris, 90, an Australian entertainer, was convicted in 2014 of assaulting four teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s. He served three years in jail.
He was nabbed during a UK police probe dubbed “Operation Yewtree,” which was sparked by the sickening allegations against Savile.