Official Fyre Festival merch is going on auction to help pay back the festival's victims 4 years ago

Official Fyre Festival merch is going on auction to help pay back the festival's victims

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Ever since it was released in January on Netflix, the Fyre Festival documentary has been a huge and constant talking point.


From the doc's break-out star Andy King become a superstar thanks to the online meme machine, or Ja Rule announcing that he is aiming on Fyre 2.0 becoming a reality, there really has been a lot to talk about.

Of course, the fallout also helped to highlight some of the victims of "serial fraudster" Billy McFarland, who owes around $26 million to the people that he cheated, including MaryAnn Rolle, who worked around the clock to provide food to the attendees of Fyre, and ultimately she had to use $50,000 of her personal savings to pay her team.

Since then, a GoFundMe has raised over $225,000 for Rolle, and more recently, Ja Rule himself has issued her an apology.

However, there are still plenty of people left financially devastated by Fyre, and a spokesman for the United States Marshals Service confirmed to Vulture that:


"The United States has located the following assets of the defendant, (including $240,000 in a bank account) and two large boxes containing Fyre-branded T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and other clothing items that were intended for sale at the Fyre Festival.

"We have an assortment of the 'real thing' Fyre Festival-branded tee-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, wristbands and medallions. We know that there is tremendous interest in these items in the New York metro area in particular."

"The USMS will dispose (or sell) the Fyre merchandise in the most efficient, cost-effective way in the best interests of the U.S. Government. We utilize our contracted partners to handle the marketing and sale and it will be an online auction."

There has been no set date for the auction yet, but expect it to happen soon, as the spokesperson continued:


"Our objective always is to get the funds back to the victims as fast as we can in cases where there are victims."

Just make sure you're wearing it ironically, and not doing it in the hopes of actually looking cool, because otherwise you've missed the whole point of the documentary...