Jenner was one of many Instagram influencers, models and celebrities who were hired by festival head Billy McFarland to promote the festival online to get people to buy tickets.
However, the image the famous people painted of a picture-perfect festival couldn’t be more than false. It was advertised as “the unparalleled best in music, cuisine, design and hospitality on a private island in the Exumas.”
However, according to patrons, the experience was anything but luxurious and ended with a plethora of lawsuits.
Fyre Festival attendees arrived to inadequate basic necessities—including food, housing and electricity—never mind the luxurious promises. Guests became stranded as they tried to evacuate the island due to an extreme lack of organization and infrastructure.
Now, Jenner has finally opened up in a New York Times interview about the festival.
“You get reached out to by people to, whether it be to promote or help or whatever, and you never know how these things are going to turn out, sometimes it’s a risk,” she said. “I definitely do as much research as I can, but sometimes there isn’t much research you can do because it’s a starting brand and you kind of have to have faith in it and hope it will work out the way people say it will.”
She added that even when she trusts those she collaborates with, “you never really know what’s going to happen.”
Fyre Festival has gotten a lot of buzz recently since Netflix and Hulu released documentaries about the event. McFarland and rapper Ja Rule created the event and booking company, Fyre Media, which put it on.
Apparently, Ja Rule wasn’t satisfied and is planning another Fyre Festival-like party.
In other news, in attempt to pay off part of McFarland’s $26 million debt, some of the Fyre-branded merch is being auctioned off.
Also, in even more mess surrounding the festival, Netflix is getting sued by one of the festival goers for copyright infringement. The party claims the streaming platform used her footage of the festival without her permission.
At Fyre Festival, blink-182 were schedule to play the festival, but canceled both their performances for logistical issues. In fact, the band might be the reason behind the festival’s failure in the first place, even though it’s probably not true.
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