Carole Baskin received low scores and was not saved from fan ratings in Monday’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars”.
To the delight of fans, the “Tiger King” star was sent home after performing a samba on the song “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King” during the show’s Disney Night.
Baskin, 59, and his partner, Pasha Kovalev, wore lion costumes and makeup during the routine.
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After the performance, the judges struggled to say anything positive about the routine.
Judge Bruno Tonioli said: “I am amazed. In fact, I have never, ever seen a samba like this. I don̵
Carrie Ann Inaba told Baskin she has “nice hands” when she dances. He added: “But samba is more than that. Most of the other things were missing. “
Inaba, 52, gave her the highest score among the judges with a 5. Derek Hough scored Baskin with a 4. Finally, Tonioli gave the contestant a 3.
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“I feel like I can really take the season seriously now with Carole Baskin gone, SEE YA #dwts,” noted a fan on Twitter.
Another joked, “If anyone asks me, it was Carole Baskin dancing a samba in a full lion costume that finally broke me in 2020. #dwts”
One fan joked using a pun on cats. “D) When is Carole coming home? A) Right meow. #DWTS #DisneyNight”, they tweeted.
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“Woohoo carole f ** king baskin is coming home, maybe 2020 is starting to turn for the better #DWTS Ha ha! Yaasss! A good thing about #DisneyNight this year? Buh-bye, cat lady! it would take half the season to get rid of Carole Baskin ” a fan rejoiced before adding a political comment. “Proof that Americans can vote? Who are fed up with bs? I do not know. Taking it as a sign
(cue: happy hater dance) #fangirllife #DWTS. “
A fan posted a meme of Baskin’s nemesis Joe Exotic laughing while in prison after hearing she was eliminated. The “Tiger King” star is currently serving a sentence for a failed murder against the “Dancing With the Stars” contestant.
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Baskin took the elimination with a decisive step. Before leaving she said: “My husband will be so happy that I am going home.” Big Cat Rescue founder is married to Howard Baskin, who also appeared in the Netflix docuseries.
The appearance of the “Tiger King” star in “Dancing With the Stars” sparked controversy among viewers who theorize that she killed her husband Don Lewis. Lewis passed away in 1997 and was legally pronounced dead.
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Baskin has maintained his innocence regarding Lewis’ mysterious disappearance.