A new Netflix documentary titled “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” is drawing the ire of netizens due to the questionable behavior of a certain festival attendee amid what was otherwise a spectacular disaster of an event.
The documentary chronicles the story behind the infamous Fyre Festival, a luxury music festival in the Bahamas that failed catastrophically in 2017 after its promises of opulence for guests — who paid upwards of $1,200 for tickets — materialized in the form of disaster relief tents, soggy mattresses and cheese sandwiches in styrofoam trays.
— Trevor DeHaas (@trev4president) April 28, 2017
Upon their arrival, when attendees realized that the advertised “luxury villas” were a thing of fiction, chaos broke out as people scrambled to claim the unassigned tents.
In the ensuing free-for-all, the measures attendee Justin Liao, currently head of business development at Pulse Lab, took to secure comfort raised some eyebrows:
“We didn’t want neighbors,” said Justin Liao.
“Our strategy from there was to kind of ransack all the tents around us. Just started poking holes and flipping mattresses. My buddy pissed on a few of the beds.”
Viewers took to Twitter to voice their anger:
— Jimmy Eats (@JimmyRager) January 20, 2019
— Nella Vera (@spinstripes) January 19, 2019
Also- Justin Liao in #Fyre doco – it’s psychopathic enough to piss on mattresses and ruin tents “to avoid having neighbours” but to still be kinda proud of your he-man behaviour that you practically giggle about it ON CAMERA and hand over footage for a doco to use?! #FyreFestival
— Danielle Binks (@danielle_binks) January 19, 2019
in a whole doc about how two dudes managed to scam thousands of folks and defraud investors of 25+ mil
justin liao ended up making himself look like the worst of them all. that is raw talent and douchery right there y’all pic.twitter.com/1ZQ4Ok3J9d
— 📼 cyberlinh2000 (@linhtropy) January 19, 2019
Wow, this #FyreFestival doc is an eye-opener.
Hard to feel sorry for truly awful people like Justin Liao (who trashed the tents around him just because he ‘didn’t want neighbours’)
Privilege at its absolute worst, he is lucky he will never be in a genuine refugee/crisis situation pic.twitter.com/kkH5HDmULy
— Katie Tunn (@Katie__Eden) January 19, 2019
— Lay-Z (@lightsdimsum) January 21, 2019
Oh thank god, I was starting to feel sympathy for the attendees but then Justin Liao turned up to remind me they were awful, awful people.
— Aeth (@aethre) January 18, 2019
Liao attempted to defend himself on Twitter through a string of tweets that have since been deleted, except for the following three: