The doomed Fyre Festival secured cringe-worthy infamy for plenty of people involved at its core — certainly for its founder Billy McFarland, now serving a prison sentence, and his sidekick Ja Rule. But in Fyre's second wave of fame — the hype surrounding the release of both Netflix and Hulu documentaries on the subject earlier this month — one character emerged as a surprising, perplexing, actually quite lovable antihero. And of course, he became a meme for it.
Andy King raised many viewers' eyebrows for his shocking confession in the Netflix documentary: He said that, on McFarland's pleading, he was willing to offer oral sex to a customs officer who was holding up all of the water bottles meant for the festival attendees. Specifically, it was four 18-wheel trucks' load of Evian water, and $175,000 was due at customs for it. King said, humbly, plaintively that he was "fully prepared" to perform the act in order to save the festival.
For that confession, naturally, King immediately went viral.
Now, King is opening up with his reaction to that viral fame. In a new video shared by Netflix, he described being — wait for it — "blown away" by the response to the film. "Completely blown away," he said. "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."
He called the experience especially wild for him because he's never really been on social media.
"Someone reached out last weekend and said, 'you're trending.' And I'm like — I don't even know what trending means." King, for his part, was totally unfamiliar with the concept of a "meme" — nor even how to pronounce it.
Watch King's response here:
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