Two years ago, total moron Billy McFarland realized there were even bigger total morons out there who likely wouldn’t bat an eye at giving him thousands to spend a weekend at an entire island of total morons (also called “influencers”) and the promise of hearing acts like Blink-182. Billy somehow got Ja Rule to partner with him on the so-called Fyre Festival, a music festival that was going to take place on an island Billy said was once owned by Pablo Escobar and was promoted by the likes of Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Hailey Baldwin. While one would think most people would see something with Kendall “This Pepsi will save the world” Jenner attached and run in the opposite direction, Billy somehow got people to pony up as much as $25,000 for his concert weekend that was about as believable as me hosting the Oscars. Actually, that last bit is more believable.
Long story short: the “high-class experience” was more like “malaria-producing chic.” People got slapped with lawsuits, Blink-182 pulled out, and Billy got sentenced to jail. And now all that drama can be seen in an upcoming Hulu documentary.
The Hollywood Reporter gleefully points out how moronic things like this usually are run by morons who think it’s a good idea to brag about it on camera. Thanks be to Billy!
Fyre Fraud covers the lead-up and meltdown of the festival, and Hulu dropped the trailer today just as Netflix is beginning to hawk its own documentary, Fyre, which is coming out later this month. Both seem to have the same premise: WHAT WERE THESE PEOPLE THINKING?!
The Hulu doc basically says Billy is (shocking) a hustler and has been scamming people since the second grade. It also reveals he was taking on loans with a 120% interest rate to produce what ended being disaster relief tents and cheese sandwiches. Honestly, that’s still less than the interest rates I have on my student loans, so you won’t see me feeling sorry for Billy!