publication date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 (part of Fall 2019)

category: Controversy

clue: His reputation as one of Hollywood's best event planners went up in smoke after he was willing to take one for the team that failed to organize a music festival. Who's the king?

explanation: King was one of the organizers of the failed Fyre Festival of 2017. After the documentary Fyre was released in 2019, depicting such embarrassing scenes as King being willing to perform sexual favors to work out logistical obstacles, he became the subject of popular memes online. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates


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