Did you attend this year's Fyre Festival? If not I can kind of give you a run down. If you did not attend, then have you ever smoked salvia? Well I ask because the overall experience of Fyre festival draws some shocking parallels to smoking this demon shrub. See, what happens when you smoke Salvia is you get hit with a strong sense of Euphoria for like 20 seconds. Then you just get launched into a horrible dream world of insanity and delirium. Kind of like how Fyre festival was marketed as a euphoric, incredible event but then ultimately ended up being a real life ‘lord of the flies' recreation conducted by a frat bro and a rapper who has taken more L's than the Cleveland Browns.
We shared a comprehensive timeline of everything that happened leading up to and in the first 48 hours of the festival, which was shocking to say the least. Now we have an update of how this tragedy continues to unfold.
Ja Rule and Billy McFarland Are Now Banned From Conducting Business in The Bahamas
Billy and Ja have officially been banned from conducting any business in The Bahamas. The ministry of tourism was barred from stepping into help before things got out of hand because the event was a private gathering. Once reports came in of the outrageous conditions, the government jumped in to help. Now they have officially banned Ja and Billy from returning to conduct any business in the island nation.
Fyre Festival Gets Hyper Sketchy On Refunds
Ja and Billy should have reasonably just allowed the festival to die. Just take the L and move on. Ja Rule has been doing it for the last 20 years. But no. For some reason Billy and company took another long drag on the meth pipe of insanity and offered ticket holders for this year's failed event 2 VIP tickets to ‘next years event' instead of a refund. While taking the traditional refund route required a several page application. This is almost offensive. It demonstrates just how disconnected the organizers are from their public.
Fyre Festival Lawyers Threaten Twitter Users
I am currently an undergrad student. I have to make a media law class as a requirement for my major. I say this as a preface to this bullet point. I, with 3 hours a week of amendment law education, over the last few months can destruct this legal threat. Now, let us continue.
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) April 28, 2017
Fyre festival lawyers have threatened a particular twitter user, stating that if the individual does not remove their tweets, and someone gets hurt as a result – they will hold said person accountable for the incidents. The lawyers are actually trying to say that the tweets put out by an individual are capable of incitement. Let's look at Brandenburg v. Ohio which set a precedent on the topic of incitement. It basically breaks down to the necessity of clear and present danger, which these tweets clearly do not do. The other argument could be that the tweets are defamation of character towards Fyre Festival, which as a public entity needs to pass the New York Times Actual Malice test. Since NYT Actual Malice was put in place to protect the freedom of the press, it is more or less impossible to prove. So fuck Fyre Festival and it's attorneys who are trying to suppress public knowledge.
What could be possibly next for this Salvia trip of a festival. If we had to guess at some point Ja Rule is going to sue Billy or vise versa.