In January 2020, barely any of America knew who Carole Baskin was.
But thanks to the Netflix documentary series Tiger King, now most of America knows more than they would like to.
One of the many mysteries surrounding Carole Baskin is the disappearance of her ex-husband Don Lewis, who vanished without a trace in 1997. Many are convinced Baskin herself killed Lewis, including Lewis’s immediate family.
In response to Baskin’s appearance on the current season of Dancing With The Stars, the family of Don Lewis aired a commercial asking anybody with information about the disappearance and death of Don Lewis.
A $100,000 reward is in order for anybody who can provide information. In the ad, the family directly asks for evidence that Carole Baskin was involved in the murder.
Not only that, they paid for the ad to air DURING Baskin’s first appearance on Dancing With The Stars.
The audacious move is getting some attention across the internet.
The family of Don Lewis, the man many believe to have been murdered and fed to tigers by Carole Baskin, ran a commercial looking for justice for Don during tonight’s Dancing with the Stars premiere featuring Carole Baskin. WHATTA move. pic.twitter.com/wtdEiBRKrm
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) September 15, 2020
ummm can she be arrested during dwts? #dwts2020
— Blue (@Blueeyes7_) September 15, 2020
I am amoung the few that didn’t know this. What is wrong with ABC? Who is next? OJ? How hurtful to his family. Who is doing the common sense thinking over there? Get her OFF.
— Big Tweety Pie (@Moonwake) September 15, 2020
I just can’t believe that DWTS would put such a controversial person on the show. Did they check out her background at all???? Very disappointed in their choice.
— Valerie LeCompte (@Sudds4uValerie) September 15, 2020
How long into the show did this play? I don’t know how I missed it
— Rachel Burke (@Rachel318xo) September 15, 2020
In response to the popularity of Tiger King, the Hillsborough County Sheriff reopened the Don Lewis disappearance in April.
The family of Don Lewis ran an ad demanding justice during Dancing With the Stars after Carole Baskin performed. THIS LEAGUE. pic.twitter.com/8gp3W5sugp
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 15, 2020
They should!! Why would Dancing with the stars put a alleged murderer on their show.
— Peace (@terrivilardi1) September 15, 2020
— courtney patrick (@courtney2886) September 15, 2020
Oh my goodness. Don Lewis’ family just ran an ad on ABC before Carole Baskin’s Dancing with the Stars segment: “Don Lewis mysteriously disappeared in 1997…Do you know who did this or if Carole Baskin was involved?” pic.twitter.com/K6Ph51RAeU
— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) September 15, 2020
2020 just never stops.
— OKLady🇺🇸 (@ok_debra) September 15, 2020
However, there remains very little evidence, including circumstantial evidence, that Carole Baskin had anything to do with the disappearance of Don Lewis at all.
I’m just now hearing about Carole Baskin’s missing husband’s family buying a commercial during Dancing With the Stars to ask for information on whether or not Carole Baskins was involved.. Carole Baskins is on Dancing With The Stars
That’s phenomenal.. let’s get some answers pic.twitter.com/xugy4kGWp6
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 15, 2020
The fact ABC actually has Carole Baskin on DWTS and her husband’s family ran A REAL AD seeking justice for their murdered family member is total bananaland
— Henry Rowengartner, PhD (@RGfrom212) September 15, 2020
omfg they did NOT purchase a tv spot during #dwts for Carole Baskin’s husband 😂😫
— b r i t t a n y (@weensandthings) September 15, 2020
Idk what’s funnier. Carole Baskin being on Dancing With the Stars or her dead husband’s family buying an ad saying she killed that man while the show was on.
— Uncle Nearest (@_Dre_Dre18x) September 15, 2020
— Brooke (@broooookieeeeee) September 15, 2020
Baskin’s score was a low 11 on the premiere episode of Dancing With The Stars, adding insult to injury when combining the advertisement.
2020 really just doesn’t stop.