King, one of the event producers, opened up about becoming an Internet meme after he said in the documentary that disgraced festival founder and promoter Billy McFarland had asked him to offer oral sex to a Customs officer in the Bahamas in order to get the shipment of water needed for the festival attendees.
“I’m blown away with the response of the documentary. Completely blown away. I’m now a noun, a verb, an adjective. It’s mind-boggling,” King told Netflix in an interview tweeted out on the streaming service’s page Wednesday. “I just don’t want to be necessarily known as the blowjob king of the world!”
King, who doesn’t use social media, said someone he knew told him he was “trending.”
“And I’m like, I don’t even know what ‘trending’ means,” King recalled. “‘People are talking about you.’ I’m like, oh my gosh. Yesterday someone was saying, ‘You’re a me-me.’ I’m like, ‘What’s a me-me?’ They’re like, ‘No, Andy, it’s a meme.”
King said he’s intending to use his newfound fame to help pay the Bahamian workers who never received their paychecks for the work they did to put on the failed festival.
“One of our biggest goals, obviously, is paying back everybody in the Bahamas,” he said, adding that it was “rewarding” to see a GoFundMe started for festival caterer Maryann Rolle.
“If I can drive positive influences and a lot of positive energy towards social and environmental impact, then I think I can utilize this moment to do a lot of good,” King said.
King recalled in the Netflix documentary receiving a phone call for McFarland to “take one big thing for the team.” He said he responded by saying he had been “taking something for the team every day.”
“We had four containers filled, four 18-wheeler trucks filled with Evian water that I had left the week before for two days to go to meetings in Bermuda for the America’s Cup,” King said. “And when I came back, I had missed the big meeting with Customs. And of course Customs had said to Billy and the gang, you need to pay us $175,000 in cash today for us to release the water.”
“[McFarland] said, ‘You’re our wonderful gay leader and we need you to go down, will you suck d— to fix this water problem?’ And I said, ‘Billy, what?’ And he said, ‘Andy, if you will go down and suck Cunningham’s d—, who’s the head of Customs, and get him to clear all of the containers with water, you will save this festival,’” King said in the documentary.
King claimed he went to the Customs office “fully prepared” to perform oral sex on the officer. He said the Customs officer ultimately let him have the water shipment as long as he paid him in the near future.
“Can you imagine, in my 30 years of a career, that this is what I was going to do?” King said in the documentary. “I was going to do that, honestly, to save the festival.”