It’s hard to believe that it was only 2017 when models like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner were promoting something so fake, even Sheree Whitfield from Real Housewives of Atlanta laughed at the absurdity from the couch inside her somehow-completed Chateau Sheree. The Fyre Festival was supposed to be highbrow Coachella, if you consider being forced to share an island with a bunch of basic bitches listening to Blink-182 as highbrow. There was a whole narrative about how the island belonged to Pablo Escobar, the food would be gourmet, and the accommodations would be ultra-luxurious.
Well, the island in your kitchen has about as many ties to Pabo Escobar to the one in the Fyre Festival. None of it ended up being real, and the tricks who actually made it to the island were greeted with what were essentially refugee tents and basic sandwiches. The whole thing was orchestrated by a NYC douchebag, er, bro named Billy McFarland (pictured above looking demonic), and he pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in March and two counts of fraud in July. He was sentenced today.
The New York Times says Billy was sentenced to six years in prison by a federal judge in Manhattan. He also got punished for a sham ticket-selling company that sold people tickets to events like the Met Gala and the Grammys…even though the tickets weren’t real. Ha! Like Anna Wintour would ever let the sniveling public into her precious Met Gala! It was said there were around 30 victims who forked over a combined $150,000 in the ticket scamming. Billy issued a statement at the sentencing:
“I know that I betrayed the trust of my investors, my customers, my family. This is an extremely bitter reality.”
If you ask me, the bitter reality is never trust something a Jenner-dashian hawks as the next best thing everrrr. Otherwise, you end up stranded on an island with people like this dude!