Fyre, the buzzed-about documentary about the failed 2017 music festival that cheated millennial partygoers out of their money, turned out to be just one documentary on the epic sh--show, as Hulu notoriously beat Netflix to the punch by releasing its own documentary ahead of Netflix's planned release. And while viewers may debate over which of the two is better, there's no denying that Netflix's had one big selling point that Hulu's didn't: Andy King, the party planner, who recounted how he was primed to give oral sex to a Bahamian official in order to get water Fyre could no longer afford out of customs.
Not surprisingly, King has become an internet celebrity in the weeks since the doc dropped, with his image (and willingness to take one for the team) being co-opted for one of the first major memes of the year. Now, King himself is chiming in on his newfound notoriety, saying he's um... completely blown away. No, seriously, he said that.
In a clip released by Netflix, King explained how he learned he was trending, and said that he was surprised by the attention. "I just don't want to be necessarily known as the blowjob king of the world," he said, adding, "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.'"
Andy King has seen all of your FYRE Fest memes - and he loves them! pic.twitter.com/mCNgDoHpjW— Netflix US (@netflix) January 29, 2019
For his part, King seems to be holding his head high and maintaining a sense of composure — and trying to channel the attention toward a good cause. One of his main priorities is making sure the Bahamian people who got ripped off in this ordeal get paid.
"Your student loan payment is late"— Dewayne "Not Dwayne" Perkins (@DewaynePerkins) January 21, 2019
"One of our biggest goals, obviously, is paying back everybody in the Bahamas," he said, referring to the GoFundMe campaign for chef Maryann Rolle that's so far earned more than double its $123,000 goal. He also pointed to a new campaign aimed at paying back the laborers in the Bahamas. "If I can drive positive influences and a lot of positive energy toward social and environmental impact, which is what I base my business on, then I think I can utilize this moment to do a lot of good."
Now here's a guy you absolutely want on your team, right?
Fyre is currently streaming on Netflix.