Celebrities have been swindled into giving shout-outs to serial killers and child molesters as a result of an Australian TikTok comedian’s sinister scheme.
Podcaster Tom Armstrong, shared a video to TikTok this week which saw him Cameo commission Tiger King villainess Carole Baskin, to deliver a syrupy sweet birthday message to convicted sex offender Rolf Harris.
“Hey all you cool cats and kittens, it’s Carole Baskin at Big Cat Rescue,” Baskin says in the video, “Hi Rolf Harris—all your kids wanted to get together and tell you that you have really touched them and that they love all that you have done for them.
“I hear there’s a lot of great stories about you and your best friend, Jimmy Saville—can’t wait to hear those.”
Someone has done in Carol here ?????? pic.twitter.com/AIc9X7F8VG
— Danny Hirst (@DannyJHirst) July 14, 2020
In 2014, Rolf Harris was convicted of twelve counts of indecent assault on four teenage female victims during the 70s and 80s. Jimmy Saville, who died in 2011, was posthumously accused of hundreds of cases of sexual abuse between 1955 and 2009.
Similiar tomfoolery took place earlier this month after Armstrong uploaded a video that saw Beverley Mitchell, an actress from the 90s soap 7th Heaven, shout-out the notorious serial killer Ivan Milat.
“Hey Ivan! Not many people pick up hitchhikers anymore, but you really helped out the backpacker gang and you belong in seventh heaven, so thank you,” Mitchell says in the video. “We need more people in the world like you. So Ivan… Milat—I hope I’m saying that right—I’m sending you lots of love and thank you again for being such a big fan, and for just being awesome and being you.”
— Sean McNerney (@SeanMcMM) July 3, 2020
Milat carved out a chilling legacy as the Backpacker Murderer — who infamously preyed on New South Wales hitchhikers during the 90s. Between 1989 and 1993, Milat murdered at least seven international tourists — five women and two men — and discarded the bodies in the Belanglo State Forest. Milat received seven life sentences for his crimes and died in prison last year.