Check out his pearly whites. Joe Exotic’s ex-husband John Finlay proudly displayed his flawless smile while calling out Netflix for not showing his new teeth on the docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. The star vented his frustrations in a message shared via Facebook on Wednesday, March 25.
“Yes I have my teeth fixed,” Finlay wrote alongside a photo of him and his fiancée Stormey. “The producers of the Netflix series had video and pictures of this, but chose not to show it. It’s all about the ratings for them, not the people they hurt.”
Underneath his new post, several fans and friends showed love in the comments. “I’m so glad you got [on] with your life. And congrats on the new teeth! Looking good,” one wrote. “I have a question and this is a serious one … if Joe would buy you trucks and many more gifts why didn’t you ask him to fix your teeth?” another asked.
“They were fixed before, but kept braking from accidents on four wheelers, animal attacks and getting beat up while building cages,” Finlay revealed. When asked why he appeared shirtless on all seven episodes, the welder said producers “actually wanted it done that way” as it allowed viewers to see his tattoos.
During an interview with TMZ, he shared more details about his smile, confirming he has dentures that were re-done in July 2019. The Oklahoma resident said his previous teeth weren’t the result of meth abuse, noting he hasn’t “touched drugs in six years.” Finlay discussed his past drug use in the docuseries, so he wanted to clear the air before people speculated otherwise.
Finlay has become a fan-favorite on the docuseries, which tells the story about former zookeeper Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a.k.a. the “Tiger King” and Joe Exotic. The outspoken, flashy and gun-wielding polygamist was convicted in 2019 of hatching a failed murder-for-hire plot to kill a rival animal-rights activist, Carole Baskin, back in 2017.
As Exotic’s second husband, Finlay speaks openly about their relationship. The exes first crossed paths while Finlay was working at his zoo, and a romance started between them in 2003.
Now, Finlay is enjoying this next chapter of life with his bride-to-be. “Did not expect this to be this big, but the support for around the globe has been amazing,” he wrote on March 25. “Thank you to all.”
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is available to stream via Netflix.
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