Miranda Lambert is speaking out about the backlash for the throwback photo with Joe Exotic that she shared on her Instagram.
After sharing the photo on her social media pages, the 36-year-old country singer revealed the backstory of their meeting and how it wasn’t at his zoological park.
“During Hurricane Harvey, the MuttNation Team went to Houston to help relocate existing shelter dogs to free up shelter space for animals separated by their owners,” Miranda shared.
She continued that MuttNation had “asked for volunteers who could transport some dogs from Houston to shelters in Oklahoma, where there was more room and they could be treated and adopted/ Some guy named Joe volunteered his trailer and staff. Now I know it’s ‘Joe Exotic.’”
“I’ve never been to his zoo and I didn’t even know he had tigers,” Miranda emphasized. “OBVIOUSLY I’d never condone animals being treated badly.”
Tiger King, which brought Joe Exotic to more fame, is streaming on Netflix now.