'Tiger King': Finlay dishes truth about teeth, says 'it's all about ratings for Netflix, not people they hurt'
'Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness', a seven-episode docuseries dropped on Netflix on March 20 and has had fans on the edge of their seats since then. The series revolves around Joseph Maldonado-Passage aka Joe Exotic, a former Oklahoma zoo operator, who ends up in a "murder-for-hire plot" against his so-called nemesis.
Joe was recently sentenced to 22 years in prison for the plot to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin in 2017 along with a list of wildlife violations.
Exotic was found guilty of hiring an undercover FBI agent to murder Baskin. While the series is capable on its own accord when it comes to deep seeding narratives, a face that stood out was that of John Finlay, Joe Exotic's ex-husband.
The series documents Finlay and Exotic's polygamist marriage with Travis Maldonado. This week, Finlay took to social media to show off his new teeth which he reveals are not a new set.
Finlay got the new set in July 2019 but has claimed that the streaming service decided to not include them in the series. On his Facebook group, Finlay wrote, "Yes I have my teeth fixed. 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."
He further spoke to TMZ to clarify how his teeth were lost, slamming claims that they were due to meth abuse. He said that genetic issues were the cause.
"Finlay also wants to clarify something about his gnarly teeth — they weren't the result of meth abuse. Though John admits meth was a drug of choice for him in the doc, we're told his teeth were messed up before that, due to genetic reasons. He told us he has not touched drugs in 6 years," the TMZ report stated.
Finlay, who now lives in central Oklahoma with his fiancée Stormey, works as a welder. Finlay also explains why he was shirtless in the interviews for 'Tiger King' and TMZ reported that their sources had said that a producer came up with that idea and Finlay went with it.
'Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness' is now streaming on Netflix.