If you’ve watched Netflix’s Fyre Festival documentary (if not, why not?) you’ll be more than aware of the already notorious scene featuring Andy King.
King worked as a producer for the infamous festival in the Bahamas, which has to be one of the biggest fails in the 21 century and features prominently in the film.
Of all the revelations that are featured in the documentary, one scene has stood out above all.
He recounts a moment where he was asked by the festival’s co-founder Billy McFarland to get the festival’s water supply back as it had been detained by customs due to unpaid fees.
However, he wasn’t asked to go and negotiate or offer a compromise. McFarland asked King to perform oral sex on the head of customs:
You’re our wonderful gay leader and we need you to go down [to customs]. Will you suck d**k to fix this water problem?
King admitted that he seriously contemplated performing the act and even prepped himself by taking a showing and drinking mouthwash.
I literally drove home, took a shower, I drank some mouthwash…
I got into my car, to drive across the island to take one for the team. And I got to [the customs officer’s] office, fully prepared to suck his d**k.
King did not end up having to engage with oral sex with the customers official, as he was more than prepared to release the water to the festival.
That being said, the moment where King admits he was willing to do it has taken on a life of its own and become a hilarious meme.
As it’s 2019, almost anything can become a meme, especially if it’s a funny documentary. Just look at what happened to Bros.
So, what would King have to say about the multitude of viral memes in his honour? Well, fortunately, he loves them!
In a video released by Netflix on Twitter on Tuesday, King said that he was amazed by the response to the documentary and was surprised to hear of his internet stardom as he’d never even been on social media before.
I’m blown away with the response of the documentary. Completely blown away. I’m now a noun, a verb, an adjective. It’s mind-boggling.
When someone reached out last weekend and said ‘you’re trending’ and I’m like, I don’t even know what trending means.
People are talking about you, I’m like oh gosh. And then…yesterday someone was saying ‘yeah you’re ME ME.’ I’m like ‘what’s a ME ME?’
They’re like, ‘No Andy, it’s a meme, and they are creating ads about you.
King is now hoping that he is hoping that his newfound viral status can help give something back, especially to the innocent people that were so badly affected by the disaster that was Fyre.
After doing a documentary about this and you have your fifteen minutes of fame. What happens next? One of our biggest goals obviously is paying back everybody in the Bahamas.
So, it’s kind of rewarding that we started a GoFundMe last week to help Maryann, and we’ve committed to that project, and it’s met all of its goals and a lot more.
And now we’ve started another GoFundMe which is now focusing on paying back all the labourers and everyone else that was involved with Fyre down in the Bahamas.
If I can drive positive influences and a lot of positive energy towards you know social and environmental impact, which is what I base my business on, then I think I can utilise this moment to do a lot of good.