Fyre Festival's Andy King, Who Nearly Offered Oral Sex to Secure Evian Water, Might Get a TV Show
Fyre breakout star Andy King has no plans of stepping out of the spotlight.
Less than a month after the professional event planner, 58, became an internet meme for revealing on the Netflix documentary that he was “fully prepared” to give oral sex to a customs worker in exchange for the festival’s Evian water supply — per request of disgraced Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland — King has been offered to have his own television show.
“I had three TV show offers this week, from notable networks,” King told Vanity Fair, describing the impact of his newfound celebrity.
While King chose not to reveal what networks had reached out, he did give details on his vision for a show — and it couldn’t be more fitting.
“You see the attractiveness of HGTV today. People love Flip or Flop or Fixer Upper. Let’s just say it’s going to be a show about hosting crazy events — what it takes to make them happen,” King told Vanity Fair.
“There will be cliff-hangers, and you’ll get to follow me around and see how I pull them off,” King explained.
However, returning to the TV screen is about as far as King is willing to take his popularity.
“You’re not going to see me launching a handbag line or makeup,” King 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.”
Fyre, as well as the Hulu documentary — which interviewed McFarland — outlined the myriad issues with the planning of the April 2017 event.
From being kicked off of their private island in the Bahamas months before the festival to a lack of housing for attendees, the Fyre team scrambled up until the day of the event to come through on their promise of a luxury music experience.
Disappointed festival-goers posted on social media at the time about less-than-gourmet meal options and inadequate water supply.
That’s when King’s commitment took center stage, as he recalled.
“Billy called and said, ‘Andy, we need you to take one big thing for the team.’ And I said, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve been taking something for the team every day,’” King said. “He said, ‘You’re our wonderful gay leader and we need you to go down, will you suck d— to fix this water problem?’ And I said, ‘Billy, what?’ And he said, ‘Andy, if you will go down and suck Cunningham’s d—, who’s the head of customs, and get him to clear all of the containers with water, you will save this festival.’”
With the first Fyre Fest on the line, King didn’t miss a beat.
“I literally drove home, took a shower, I drank some mouthwash,” he said. “I’m like, oh my gosh I’m really … and I got into my car to drive across the island to take one for the team. And I got to his office fully prepared to suck his d—.”
The customs officer was understanding and all he wanted in return for releasing the water was to be promptly paid the import fee for the goods.
Interestingly, King’s story was almost never told. During his interview with Vanity Fair, King explained he originally shared his experience, thinking it wouldn’t be used.
“I said to Chris, ‘Well, I know you’re not going to use this. But I’ll tell you the story….’ Then I went on my way, and thought nothing of it,” King told the outlet.
When he revealed what he had done to his colleagues, they urged King to get the producers to pull his confession.
“They said, ‘Andy, you call Chris right now, and tell them they need to pull that piece. That cannot be in there,’” King told Vanity Fair.
“So I called Chris, but he said, ‘Andy, you’re going to have to trust me on this one… We need it, and your delivery is phenomenal.”
Nonetheless, King’s willingness to do whatever it took to keep Fyre Festival from failing proved to be both concerning and hilarious to viewers.
“I’m blown away with the response of the documentary. Completely blown away,” King said in a clip released by Netflix last week.
“I’m now a noun, a verb, an adjective. It’s mind-boggling,” he said, adding, “I just don’t want to be necessarily known as the blowjob king of the world!”
King — who said he doesn’t use social media — added: “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 my gosh. Yesterday someone was saying, ‘You’re a meme.’ I’m like, ‘What’s a me-me?’ They’re like, ‘No, Andy, it’s a meme.“
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Aside from his personal fame, King has used the recognition from Fyre to help the Bahamian workers involved in the festival who went unpaid for their labor.
“One of our biggest goals, obviously, is paying back everybody in the Bahamas,” he explains. “So it’s rewarding that we started a GoFundMe last week … If I can drive positive positive influences and a lot of positive energy towards social and environmental impact, then I think I can utilize this moment to do a lot of good.”
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