An event planner involved in the controversial Fyre Festival has become a viral star after his eye popping revelation that he was prepared to “take one for the team” in a very unusual way.
Fifty-eight year old Andy King is seeing a silver lining emerge from the cloud that was the disastrous music festival launched by jailed fraudster Billy McFarland.
In the Netflix’s documentary “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, the softly spoken King detailed how he was prepared to trade oral sex to help get essential shipments of bottled water through Bahamian customs for festival goers.
Andy King has seen all of your FYRE Fest memes — and he loves them! pic.twitter.com/mCNgDoHpjW
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 29, 2019
In the documentary, King said he was asked by McFarland to “take one big thing for the team” and to go “suck the d—” of the head of customs in the Bahamas. Being a consummate team player he surprisingly said yes.
Since then the hit documentary has inspired a legion of memes, something King has yet to get his head around. “What’s a me-me?” he first asked friends who told him of his new found fame.
Sanguine about being an internet star at close to sixty, King says he doesn’t want to “be known as the blow-job king of the world”.
However, he is putting his exposure to good use, first getting behind the GoFundMe page set up for the Bahamian caterer that saw her life savings wiped out by the failed festival, and now looking to redress the issue of non-payment to the legion of local labourers who toiled to build the festival infrastructure and never saw a cent.
He is also fielding numerous calls to host TV shows. “I had three TV show offers this week, from notable networks,” he told Vanity Fair.
“I think I’m being given a platform that a lot of people, at age 58 especially, don’t get the opportunity to have. And I’m kind of excited about it.”