Marilyn Manson has shared on social media the message he received from Joe Exotic, the star of Netflix’s phenom Tiger King, asking him to endorse his political campaign.
The docuseries is undoubtedly the most bizarre programme that the streaming service has ever concocted to date and, somehow, it continually finds a way to get wilder each episode. A key characteristic of Exotic’s makeup, one which makes him so compelling, is his quest for stardom and how he will do anything to conquer fame—including running for the Governor for Oklahoma in 2018 despite having little to none political knowhow.
This unsuccessful 2018 campaign to be elected as the Governor of Oklahoma is featured in the series, and Marilyn Manson has now revealed how he was approached by Exotic to get behind his campaign.
Manson took to Instagram to share a DM he received from Exotic on January 16, 2018, which read: “Hey, Thanks for the follow. I’m running for Governor of Oklahoma and trying to speak for the real people for a change and get some help for addiction in this State that no one cares about. Would you endorse me? Not asking for money. Just to use your name as an endorsement.”
Captioning the Instagram post, Manson finally issued his response to Exotic’s request with the poetically put: “Nope. Don’t Fuck With Cats.”
Check out Far Out’s exploration of the weird and wonderful world of Joe Exotic’s music videos, here.