In the days following the release of Netflix’s FYRE documentary, only one scene was on everyone’s mind: Andy King’s ridiculous dick sucking story. The tale of how founder Billy McFarland asked King to suck dick in order to release water from customs on the island became a quick meme and made its rounds.
During an interview with Netflix, separate from and after the release of the documentary, King admitted he didn’t even know what a meme was, nor that he was trending. “When someone reached out last weekend and said, ‘you’re trending’, [I was] like, ‘I don’t even know what trending means,’” he said. “People are talking about you… and yesterday people were like, ‘you’re a ME ME’, I’m like ‘What’s a ME ME?’”
Now, after a bevy of TV offers and national attention, King came clean to TMZ that he didn’t even want the scene in the final cut in the first place.
“I went to them and said, ‘Listen, I just talked with my lawyers and some of my creative team and they said, ‘Andy, you got to pull that thing. That can not go into this documentary,’” King told TMZ.
“And when I sat with the director, he said, ‘Andy, you don’t understand: Without that scene, there isn’t a documentary.’ I said, ‘Oh come on, there’s no way.’ They said, ‘Trust me.’ And that is an integral part, as you know, of the documentary itself.’”
Since the documentary came out, and became one of Netflix’s most popular documentaries of all time, King has been offered numerous TV deals, as well as opportunities to cameo in movies and run music festivals.
“I probably wouldn’t be where I am today if it were taken out. I mean how I’ve become this social media hero over a situation like that, I’m in total shock,” he said.
via Alt Press