Kendall Jenner image via Pintrest / Fyre Festival image via Netflix //
Supermodel Kendall Jenner has been forced to shell out over $100,000 over her promotion of the dumpster-fire which was the 2017 Fyre Festival, held by rapper Ja Rule and Billy McFarland in the Bahamas.
She was sued in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York by Gregory Messer, who claimed that she was reportedly paid $418,000 to make a post about the festival in a since-deleted Instagram post, leading her millions of followers to believe that it “would be filled with famous models on an exotic private island with ‘first-class culinary experiences and a luxury atmosphere’”.
Adding onto her alleged deception, court documents claim that Jenner also stated that her brother-in-law Kanye West would be performing at the festival, when in fact he was never scheduled to.
“Further, Jenner’s reference to her ‘G.O.O.D. Music Family’ as ‘headliners’ at the Festival, intentionally led certain members of the public and ticket purchasers to believe that Jenner’s brother in law, famous musician and GOOD Music record label founder Kanye West, may be or would be performing at the Festival,” the lawsuit stated.
“In fact, Mr. West was never going to perform at the Festival. This conduct demonstrates a clear lack of good faith on Jenner’s part.”
Fyre Festival turned out to be the opposite of what the world was led to believe however, as the festival boasted a lack of accomodation, food, security, performances, flights, just essentially lacking everything that makes a festival a festival. Even the guests who arrived before it was cancelled described it as “the Hunger Games but with less luxury”, if that doesn’t say it all then what will?