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In ‘Tiger King,’ White Victimhood Rears Its Ugly Head

I grew up near the Big Cat Rescue, and these people are more than comedy fodder

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GGrowing up in Tampa, Florida, I knew Big Cat Rescue as the place diagonally across from Citrus Park Mall that my mom never felt safe taking our family to visit. It seemed like a throwback to old Florida roadside attractions, a bit of homespun…

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Monica Castillo

Monica Castillo

Film Writer for NYT @Watching, former @USCAnnenberg grad fellow, critic, feminist, binder, NAHJ member & sci-fi geek.

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