- Andy King was one of the event planners responsible for the Fyre Festival.
- In the Netflix documentary about the disastrous event, King said he came very close to performing oral sex on a Bahamian customs officer to get bottled water for the festival.
- Netflix released a new video with King responding to his viral fame.
- Since he’s not on social media, the memes took him by surprise.
- “I just don’t want to necessarily be known as the blow-job king of the world,” he said.
Andy King was one of the surprising viral stars of Netflix’s documentary “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.” As one of several professional event planners involved in the disastrous Fyre Festival, King said he was at one point asked to go perform oral sex on the Bahamian head of customs so that trucks of Evian water bottles would be granted passage into the site.
In a new Netflix video posted on Twitter, King responded to the viral fame he gained thanks to the explicit anecdote.
Andy King has seen all of your FYRE Fest memes — and he loves them! pic.twitter.com/mCNgDoHpjW
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 29, 2019
“I just don’t want to necessarily be known as the blow-job king of the world,” King said.
He went on to explain that, because he doesn’t use social media, he was surprised to hear his name was trending in the week after the documentary aired on Netflix. When someone told him he had become a meme, he replied, “What’s a me-me?” before his pronunciation was corrected.
In the original documentary, King said he was asked by the festival’s cofounder Billy McFarland to “take one big thing for the team” and to go “suck the d—” of the head of customs in the Bahamas.
“I literally drove home, took a shower, I drank some mouthwash, and I got into my car to drive across the island to take one for the team,” King said. “I got to his office fully prepared to suck his d—.”
But the situation didn’t come to that. King said the customs officer told him the water would be released as long as they would be one of the first people paid the import fee by Fyre Media. The documentary didn’t make it clear if that payment ever happened.
In the new video from Netflix, King said he’s appreciative of the attention because he’s using it to promote the GoFundMe pages set up so the local Bahamian people, who were left unpaid by the Fyre Festival creators, can get money for their labor.
“Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” is streaming now on Netflix.
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