Everybody knows Fyre Festival as the social media influencer equivalent of the Titanic, an epic, colossal failure that left investors, customers, and workers wondering “just how did something this awful get planned?” Netflix’s documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened attempts to get to the bottom of the ridiculous tale of excess and misleading advertising.
Fyre Festival attendees were promised luxury dining, five star accommodations, and the opportunity to mingle with some of the world’s hottest, richest celebrities in the Bahamas. Instead, they got crappy salads, plain cheese sandwiches, emergency tents, and a very desolate, very angry island of people.
Enter Justin Liao, head of business development at Pulse Lab and someone who behaved quite appallingly during the chaos. Upon realizing he would be staying in a tent, Liao decided that the best way to make his stay more enjoyable was to destroy and ransack the living accommodations around him.
“We didn’t want neighbors,” he chuckled in the documentary.
He elaborated on his tactics: “Our strategy from there was to kind of ransack all the tents around us. Just started poking holes and flipping mattresses. My buddy pissed on a few of the beds.”
He seems like the kind of guy who would absolutely have a ball at Westworld or the Purge. Way to take the worst night ever for many people and make it even more horrible!
Many netizens were shocked that someone other than the organizers of Fyre could come out looking that bad. Some even argued that Liao’s behavior was a sign that the participants deserved what they got.
The WORST people (besides Billy and Ja Rule) to come out of this documentary:
1 – That ‘influencer‘ Alyssa Lynch is *absolutely* insufferable
2 – That Asian dudebro Justin Liao who laughed about destroying other tents because he didn’t want to have neighbours
— ✨scheiße✨ (@jayetylerx) January 19, 2019
1/6 Just finished watching #FyreFestivalNetflix and am just as horrified, and disgusted, as many you. Of all the things that upset me, one stuck out as matching the psychopathy of Billy Mcfarland himself.
It's easy to laugh at the chaos of #FyreFest when we're in pic.twitter.com/in2jcTX1ec
— AmItheonlyone (@emItheonlyone) January 20, 2019
Also- Justin Liao in #Fyre doco – it’s psychopathic enough to piss on mattresses and ruin tents “to avoid having neighbours” but to still be kinda proud of your he-man behaviour that you practically giggle about it ON CAMERA and hand over footage for a doco to use?! #FyreFestival
— Danielle Binks (@danielle_binks) January 19, 2019
After bragging about his trash actions on the documentary, the Asian bro quickly tried to pretend that he was sorry for the tragedy of the whole event and directed his followers to donate money to those hurt by Fyre. When it became clear that he was famous for all the wrong reasons, he deleted his social media accounts.
Screenshot by Nextshark