This past weekend I watched not one but two Fyre Festival documentaries and have been fascinated about the situation. Fyre Festival was supposed to be a luxury music festival in the Bahamas and was promoted heavily by “influencers” like Kendall Jenner (who was paid $250,000 for a single Instagram post).
The actual festival was incredibly unorganized and featured tents and poorly-made sandwiches instead of luxurious accommodations. While this certainly negatively impacted all of the festival-goers who paid lots of money to be there, one documentary also touched on the festival’s impact on the Bahamas. Many workers were employed and not paid, especially one caterer (who has since had a GoFundMe) who lost many savings to prepare for Fyre Festival.
Should social media “influencers” be responsible for promoting deceitful or low quality products to their followers?