The Tiger King star expressed disappointment via Twitter that he didn't get his long-sought pardon. "I only mattered to Don Jr. when he needed to make a comment about me to boost his social media post," he tweeted. "Boy were we all stupid to believe he actually stood for Equal Justice? His corrupt friends all come first." Meanwhile, Carole Baskin expressed elation that Joe Exotic was staying behind bars. "I think only Joe's team and the media were ever even thinking about a pardon for Joe," she told Buzzfeed News. ALSO: Limo driver who was supposed to pick up Joe Exotic from prison was paid to do sit in his car from Tuesday until Trump left office.