Carole Baskin didn’t take offense to Kim Kardashian dressing as her for Halloween. In fact, they flattered the recent Dancing With The Stars contestant.
Kim K went as Carole herself. Joe Exotic was in attendance as well. The Keeping Up With Kardashian‘s star’s kids put on costumes to look like little tigers.
After seeing the post on social media, the animal rights advocated spoke glowingly about the costume choice. She told TMZ the post thrilled her.
Carole said Kim’s costume was a “beautiful version” of herself. She loved the outfits, even if Kim’s longtime friend Jonathan Cheban went as Joe Exotic.
In real life, Baskin and Exotic, otherwise known as Joseph Maldonado-Passage are bitter adversaries. It appears Carole is able to take a joke, at least publicly.
Carole Baskin Finds It Weird To Be This Famous
Part of the reason the Dancing With The Stars contestant is perfectly fine with Kim K dressing as her is because it’s all such a new experience. She’s seen more and more people pretending to be her these days.
She told TMZ that anyone at all is pretending to be her is surreal. She added its weird to see people donning she flower crowns, cat prints and gaudy jewelry to channel their inner Carole Baskin.
Carole also said she’s flatted by the “clever iterations” of her. She also took advantage of people wanting to dress like her for Halloween. She started a Big Cat Rescue costume contest on the organization’s Facebook page.
It’s been an interesting go of it this year for Carole. In some circles of the Internet she’s a villain. In others she’s someone to be pitied because so many people do see her as a villain.
Her stint on DWTS shed some light on those who feel like she’s done something wrong. The family of her former husband who has been missing for years and presumed dead, filed suit against her.
The family felt as though some comments she made while participating on the reality television show made light of the situation. It’s not clear where that lawsuit will go, but it does underline the attention she’s gotten since become a pseudo-celebrity.
Rolling With It
For her part, Carole understands some see her as a villain. She also apparently understands she can’t force a change in their opinion. Kardashian wasn’t even the only reality television star to don a Carole Baskin outfit.
90 Day Fiance stars Corey Rathgeber and Evelin Villegas dressed as Baskin and Joe Exotic on Halloween as well. It turns out they were just the latest of what was quite the rash of television personalities who decided the flamboyant pair were worth parodying.
As the old celebrity saying goes, any publicity is good publicity.