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Updated on Aug 13, 2020. Posted on Aug 9, 2020

Carole Baskin Called Out Cardi B And Megan Thee Stallion For Green-Screening Tigers And Big Cats

"You have to pose a wildcat in front of a green screen to get that image."

This week, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dropped their ultra-sexy banger "WAP."

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Throughout the video, Cardi and Megan pose with tigers and other big cats, which upset 2020's viral big-cats activist, Carole Baskin.

Carole Baskin in "Tiger King"
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You probably know Carole from Tiger King, where she had a vicious feud with Joe Exotic over his treatment of tigers and other large cats.

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In a statement to Billboard, Carole condemned the concept of using cats and a green screen for a music video.

Megan Thee Stallion posing with tigers, which were included in the "WAP" video via green screen
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"My guess is that most people won't even see the photoshopped cats in the scenes because the rest of [the "WAP" video] is so lurid," Carole said.

Cardi B posing with leopards, which were included in the "WAP" video via green screen
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"I was happy to see that it does appear to all be photoshopped. It didn't look like the cats were really in the rooms with the singers. In fact, probably most of the rooms were photoshopped in via green screen," she continued.

Megan Thee Stallion posing with tigers, which were included in the "WAP" video via green screen
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"That being said, you have to pose a wildcat in front of a green screen to get that image, and that doesn't happen in the wild," she added.

Cardi B posing with leopards, which were included in the "WAP" video via green screen
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"It can't happen in sanctuaries like ours where cats have plenty of room to avoid a green screen (or would shred it if offered access and could die from ingesting it). That tells me they probably dealt with one of the big cat pimps, who makes a living from beating, shocking, and starving cats to make them stand on cue in front of a green screen in a studio. That's never good for the cat," Carole continued.

Megan Thee Stallion posing with tigers, which were included in the "WAP" video via green screen
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"The worst part is that it glamorizes the idea of rich people having tigers as pets. That makes every ignorant follower want to imitate by doing the same," she explained.

Cardi B posing with leopards, which were included in the "WAP" video via green screen
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"While I think most [tigers] are destroyed behind closed gates at that point, some end up being given away to people who want to have a tiger to show off. That never works out, and the cats either die or end up dumped in sanctuaries or, worse yet, breeding mills. Either way, it's always abusive to the cat."

Megan Thee Stallion posing with tigers, which were included in the "WAP" video via green screen
Atlantic Records / youtube.com

Neither rapper has responded to Carole's comments, but we will update you if/when they do.

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