Joe Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence (Picture: AFP)
Exotic, who skyrocketed to fame last year after the Netflix series aired, is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence over a plot to murder his rival, Carole Baskin, and for killing five tigers in his care.
However, Exotic’s legal team is ‘confident’ he’s set to be pardoned.
In response to the news, Peta UK wrote on Twitter: ‘JOE EXOTIC IS AN ANIMAL ABUSER,’ and repeated it six more times.
The President is expected to pardon 100 people before he leaves office, including Exotic and rapper Lil Wayne.
Exotic’s team, who are confident that he will be freed, already have a limo ready and waiting for him near his prison in Texas.
‘This time tomorrow, we’re going to be celebrating,’ private investigator Eric Love, who is leading Exotic’s case told Metro.co.uk. ‘We have good reason to believe it will come through.
‘We’re confident enough we already have a limousine parked about half a mile from the prison. We are really in action mode right now.’
Trump is expected to pardon Exotic (Picture: Getty Images)
Love continued: ‘I’ve got make-up, wardrobe, the whole unit that will come up. The first thing Joe wants to do, he wants his hair done.
‘He hasn’t had his hair done in two-and-a-half years. That’s the first order of business. Then we’ll probably go and get some pizzas, steak, maybe a McRib.’
Speaking about why he believes Exotic will be pardoned, Love explained: ‘I think the president has sided with us and I believe it will take most of the limelight away from president-elect Joe Biden.’
Baskin also weighed in, saying in a statement shared on Good Morning Britain: ‘I’m not willing to breathe any more oxygen into such an idea as pardoning someone who walked up to five healthy tigers and shot them so he could make space for tigers the circus wanted to board in their cages.’
Tiger King is available to stream on Netflix.
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