Fyre Festival’s Andy King Is 'Blown Away' By Becoming A Meme
After Netflix dropped Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, which gave a raw insight into the absolute sh*tshow that was Fyre Festival, viewers couldn't stop talking about the bombshells dropped throughout the doco.
The biggest bombshell by far, however, was Fyre producer Andy King's revelation that in order to save $175,000 worth of confiscated Evian, King's boss Billy McFarland insisted King "take one for the team".
“You’re our wonderful gay leader and we need you to go down [to customs]. Will you suck d*ck to fix this water problem?” King recalled McFarland nonchalantly asking him.
"I literally drove home, took a shower, I drank some mouthwash," King continued in the film. "I'm like, 'Oh my gosh...I'm really' -- and I got into my car to drive across the island to take one for the team. And I got to his office fully prepared to suck his d*ck."
While sexual harassment is never a laughing matter, King soon became somewhat of a hero among internet dwellers, with many loving the fact that he completely owned the sitch and was willing to go above and beyond to save the dumpster fire of a fezzy.
Memes about the shocking scene soon exploded across social media, and upon learning of his newfound infamy (and learning what exactly a meme was), King revealed that he was pretty chuffed over being dubbed #FriendGoals.
“When someone reached out last weekend and said, ‘you’re trending’, [I was] like, ‘I don’t even know what trending means.’ People are talking about you… and yesterday people were like, ‘you’re a ME ME’, I’m like ‘What’s a ME ME?’” King told Netflix.
“I’m blown away with the response of the documentary. . . . I’m now a noun, a verb, an adjective,” he added.
King added that he's glad that this sudden fame has given him a platform to assist those who had become collateral damage as part of McFarland's grand scam -- namely, the GoFundMe campaign that repaid Maryann Rolle, the Bahamian owner of the Exuma Point Resort, who used her life savings to pay out her employees when the festival organisers failed to pay her bill.
“One of our biggest goals, obviously, is paying back all the people in the Bahamas,” King revealed in the video -- adding that there is now an additional GoFundMe page to help pay back unpaid labourers.
“If I could drive positive influences and a lot of positive energy towards social and environmental impact, then I think I can utilise this moment to do a lot of good.”
"I just don’t necessarily want to be known as the blow job king of the world.”
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