Fyre Festival Event Planner Andy King Responds To Online Fame

Event organiser Andy King has become somewhat a celebrity since the release of Netflix's FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, a film documenting the failed festival that took place in the Bahamas in 2017.

Andy recalled his ultimate commitment to making the festival a success when he admitted he was willing to perform oral sex on a customs officer to get water onto the island, at the request of festival organiser Billy McFarland.

After Billy, who is now serving six years in prison for fraud, asked Andy to "take one for the team," Andy admitted: "I literally drove home, took a shower, I drank some mouth wash, and I got into my car to drive across the island to take one for the team," King says. "I got to his office fully prepared to suck his d*ck."

Since the documentary first launched, Andy has become an internet sensation, with memes popping up left, right and centre and now he's responded to his new found fame.

Credit: Instagram/Davie_dave
Credit: Instagram/Davie_dave

"I just don't want to necessarily be known as The Blowjob King of the world," he says in an interview with Netflix.

Andy went on to admit he didn't originally know what it meant to be 'trending' as he's never been on social media, but when someone explained he asked: "What's a ME ME?"

Thankfully, when it came down to it, the customs officer told Andy that the water would be released as long as they would be one of the first people paid the import fee by Fyre Media.

In the interview, Andy talks about being appreciative of the documentary for the attention it has brought to the Bahamian people's plight after they were left unpaid by the disastrous festival.

Since the film first aired, a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for Maryann Rolle, a caterer who spent £40,000 of her own savings and then was left unpaid.

Maryann Rolle was left empty-handed after the event. Credit: Netflix
Maryann Rolle was left empty-handed after the event. Credit: Netflix

Another crowd sourcing page has since been set up to pay the labourers who built the festival.

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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