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People Are Dragging Kendall Jenner And Other Models Who Promoted The Disaster That Is Fyre Festival

"Time to fyre your agent, Kendall."

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ICYMI, Fyre Festival — a Ja Rule–organized event billed as a luxury music, art, and food festival on a private island in the Bahamas — is a damn hot mess and people who reportedly paid whopping amounts of money for it are mad as hell.

Expectation v. Reality for the biggest scamming festival in the 21st Century #FyreFestival @WNFIV @FyreFraud

Flights were canceled and headliners dropped out. The promised "glamping" experience was actually sad little white tents and the "gourmet" food consisted of a slice of cheese with bread and a salad without dressing.

Last year, the Fyre Festival roped in Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and other supermodels/Instagram celebs to act as "influencers" for the event.

Instagram: @bellahadid

A bunch of Victoria's Secret models including Jenner, Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio, Emily Rajatkowski, and Hailey Baldwin were flown in a tiny plane to Fyre Cay — a private island in the Bahamas — "to give feedback" for the launch of the Fyre Festival.

Instagram: @haileybaldwin

The organizers, Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland, personally invited 400 influencers from various fields to post the festival's symbol — an orange square — to Instagram, Vanity Fair reported. These influencers included surfers, football players, and of course, shitloads of models.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Jenner, Rajatkowski, Ambrosio, and Baldwin for comment.


In a now-deleted post, Jenner even urged her 79 million Instagram followers to buy tickets for the doomed festival.

Instagram: @kendalljenner

But mostly, people were there to slam Jenner for her questionable endorsement choices.

It's about to turn into another United. Wish Kendall was here to give everyone a Pepsi. #fyre #fyrefestival

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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