Andy King’s Response to Fyre Festival Memes and Tweets

By now you’ve hopefully gobbled up every scrap of footage from Fyre Festival, replayed both Hulu’s and Netflix’s documentaries about the disaster, and laughed at all the memes. (And if you haven’t, oh boy — you have a big obsession headed your way.)

The “greatest party that never was,” orchestrated by “entrepreneur” and serial fraudster Billy McFarland, who’s now in prison for his part in it, left many members of the Bahamian island of Great Exuma unpaid for hours of labor and, in some cases, out of thousands of dollars of their own savings. As disastrous and heartbreaking as some aspects of Netflix’s documentary on the subject, Fyre Fraud, are, there’s one hilarious, shocking, and disturbing highlight in the form of an anecdote told by event planner Andy King.

During the documentary, King appears in front of the screen to discuss a snafu involving the festival’s water supply. As if things couldn’t get worse for the event, “four 18-wheeler trucks filled with Evian water” ended up stuck at customs, and McFarland asked King, a gay man, to recover the water by bribing the head of customs of the Bahamas with . . . a blow job. Fortunately, King didn’t have to go through with it, and the dedicated leader was able to get the water back without having to perform oral sex. Naturally, his shocking account has fascinated the internet, to the point where Netflix sat down with King yet again to see what his response has been to the countless memes created about his experience.

“I don’t necessarily wanna be known as the Blow Job King of the World,” he jokes to the camera. “But I’m blown away by the response to the documentary. Completely blown away. I’m now a noun, a verb, an adjective.”

King goes on to discuss the wonderful GoFundMe created to raise funds for Exuma restaurant owner Maryann Rolle, and he also pronounces memes as “me-mes,” which alone makes the video worth watching. Check it out ahead, then keep reading to see more of the memes that have made King the unofficial ambassador of Evian water.

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