Anyone that uses social media will have found it impossible to avoid all of the buzz surrounding the ‘Fyre festival’ documentaries on Hulu and Netflix.

The Fyre festival was a legendary disaster which stemmed from rapper Ja Rule and former tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland biting off way more than they could chew. To try and pull off the festival in the short time frame they had, Billy lied and inflated figures to attract investors while refusing to heed the warnings of his staff who knew exactly what was coming.

After the documentaries dropped, no one could quite believe just how such a disaster was allowed to happen. To add insult to injury, the creators of the festival were ridiculed in a series of mean tweets and memes. Here are some of our favourite:

A Billy McFarland in the making?

You know things were wild when no one even batted an eyelid at this guy’s name.

We can’t get away from the fact that the Fyre festival left hundreds of Bahamians unpaid and screwed over. In the Netflix version, Bahamian restaurant owner, Maryann Rolle, wept as she recounted having to go into her own savings to pay her staff after Billy and the other senior staff fled the island without paying their debt.

Thankfully, the internet grouped together to create a Gofundme which eventually exceeded its $123,000 goal.

Maryann Rolle and her husband posted a picture on the restaurant’s Facebook page, thanking those who donated.

Thank you ALL

Gepostet von Maryann Rolle am Sonntag, 20. Januar 2019

One person that frustratingly seemed to get away with his part in the Fyre festival is rapper Ja Rule. Despite being recorded claiming he knew his team had used “false advertising”, he claims that he was also scammed.

What’s even crazier is that Ja Rule has delved straight back into the music event business, announcing his own concert for a series of shows this month. As you’d expect, Twitter users were quick to drag him.

Safe to say timing isn’t Ja’s forte.