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    Mar 29, 2020

    Jared Leto Dressed Up As Joe Exotic From "Tiger King" And I Want To Pet His Big Cat

    Jared's a cool cat.

    Everyone's obsessed with Netflix's newest limited series, Tiger King.

    Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Everyone, including Jared Leto!

    On Thursday, the actor live-tweeted the first episode of the show while socially distancing at home like the rest of us:

    But he didn't stop there. The 48-year-old dressed up as Joe Exotic, the former zoo operator the docuseries revolves around.

    If anyone could make cowboy-meets-zookeeper look chic, it's Jared fucking Leto.

    Twitter: @JaredLeto

    He even brought out his stuffed lion and I just wanted to pet it.

    Jared started out by promising to take his 4.4 million followers on a "wild ride" with his live tweets:

    For the record I’ve seen the entire series. Hold on to your 🀠 and get ready for a wild 🐯 ride. πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    He gave Joe a shoutout for keeping fringe in style:

    Thanks to joe for keeping fringe alive πŸ•ΊπŸ»

    Exhibit A:

    Netflix

    The actor paid close to attention to every detail...

    I saw that tiger just bite his finger πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Including the moment Shaquille O'Neal made a random appearance at Joe Exotic's zoo to take photos with some wild animals...

    I mean for @shaq a tiger IS basically a house cat... πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

    ...and this "WTF" quote from a cashier at the gun store:

    β€œDo you need any explosives today” 😳😳#tigerking @netflix

    Jared recognized one of the shirts Joe wore in a scene:

    I swear to god I wore that shirt on tour @Gucci @30secondtomars

    But it was the ex-zookeeper's hair that kept Jared tuned in:

    I’m not gonna lie I’m into that hair

    I mean, how could you not be a fan???

    Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    As a fashion icon himself, Jared was mainly here for the lewks:

    Can someone send me that turquoise necklace?

    He was digging Carole Baskin's pink bohemian shirt so much that he pulled out the receipts to prove he once wore something similar:

    Don't worry β€” Jared acknowledged Joe's country bops as well. The Thirty Seconds to Mars musician dubbed "I Saw A Tiger" a "YouTube classic."

    Maybe a YouTube classic? https://t.co/Y5VvRGgwer

    He loved it so much he thought he should cover it with Finneas:

    I swear to god I love that song #isawatiger SHOULD WE COVER THIS?? @finneas

    All jokes aside, Jared pointed out the importance of protecting endangered animals and their natural habitats:

    For the record no one should keep these animals in cages like this. Not ok. We need to protect exotic / endangered animals and their wild habitats @WWF

    In the end, Jared said his mind was "blown again."

    Wow. Mind blown again - end of episode one. Masterful direction and great job to all involved with the production!!! #TigerKing @netlix

    Literally me, after watching the first episode as well.

    I say Jared should continue doing viewing parties on Twitter while we're all stuck in quarantine. Just as long as he brings his stuffed lion with him, amirite?

    CORRECTION:

    An earlier version of this post misstated the stuffed animal Jared is holding in his photos.

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