"I'm now a noun, a verb, an adjective. It's mind-boggling," King explains.
Andy King, a.k.a the oral sex guy from Netflix's FYRE Fest documentary, is using his internet fame as an opportunity to do some good.
King, who was one of the event's producers, made our jaw drop in the movie "FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened," when he reluctantly told the documentary film crew about the time Billy McFarland -- the conman behind the wannabe luxury music festival -- asked him to perform a sex act to save the festival days before launch.
If you recall from the film, the festival had been falling apart for weeks leading up to the start date (April 27, 2017), but McFarland refused to cancel it because he owed millions to investors and he never obtained festival insurance. Problem after problem plagued the FYRE team, and a particularly pricey one popped up when customs officials demanded $175,000 to release four 18-wheeler trucks filled with Evian water.
McFarland called King and said he needed to "take one big thing for the team" and perform fellatio on the customs official to "fix" the water problem to "save the festival." King agreed. "I literally drove home, took a shower, I drank some mouthwash, 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 dick," he recalls in the documentary.
Fortunately for King, he didn't need to bend the knee in the name of FYRE. However, after the film gained popularity, King became a viral sensation, spawning thousands of hilarious memes. And King, for one, is completely shocked over his newfound fame. On Tuesday, Netflix posted a video of the party planner reacting to becoming an internet celebrity.
Andy King has seen all of your FYRE Fest memes — and he loves them! pic.twitter.com/mCNgDoHpjW— Netflix US (@netflix) January 29, 2019
"I just don't want to necessarily be known as the blowjob king of the world," King said. "I'm blown away with the response to 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,'" he continued. "And I'm like 'I don't even know what trending means." Yes, King isn't on any form of social media. In fact, he didn't even know what a meme was. (King thought "meme" was pronounced "me me.")
The video showed some of the ads and memes created on Twitter and Instagram. Although the subject matter might be a little NSFW, King appreciates being considered "#FriendGoals" for his act of courage, which luckily he never had to complete.
King explained that he sees his "fifteen minutes of fame" as an opportunity to do some good and help pay back everybody that worked the botched event in the Bahamas.
"We started a GoFundMe last week to help MaryAnn and we've committed to that project," he said. "And it's met all of its goals and a lot more. And now we've started another GoFundMe which is now focused on paying back all of the laborers and everybody else that was involved with Fyre down in the Bahamas."
He added, "If I can drive positive influences and a lot of positive energy toward, you know, 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."
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