From man to meme.
Every friend group needs that one member willing to hold it down by any means necessary. As it happens, in the circle of Fyre Festival higher-ups, that member is Andy King. His loyalty to the cause was since immortalized during a segment on Netflix’ documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, which swiftly became fodder for memes across the digital ether. Of course, the “memeification” was of his own doing, given the absurdity surrounding the situation. Should you be unaware, Andy King spent a segment reflecting on the BJ that might of been, a heroic act doomed to forever go unsung.
As he tells it, the Fyre Festival was in the midst of collapsing, and Billy McFarland presented a drastic salvation opportunity. In order to save the waning water supply, McFarland claimed that King could come up big by using his sexuality as a gay man to their advantage. In other words, give a blow job to the customs official. It’s unclear whether or not the dubious transaction was previously discussed by McFarland and the Customs Agent, or simply a Hail Mary in a time of crises. Regardless, King actually considered the prospect, if only for a moment.
“I said, ‘Billy, what?’ And he said, ‘Andy, if you will go down and suck Cunningham’s dick—who’s the head of customs—and get him to clear all of the containers with water, you will save this festival,” King reflected, during the documentary. “And I literally drove home, took a shower, I… I… I… I drank some mouthwash. I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh… I’m really’ — 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.”
Though the BJ was ultimately deemed unnecessary, many were quick to praise King’s “heroism,” forever raising his banner into the annals of meme history.