Bella Hadid Issues Apology for Fyre Fest, as Organizers Are Hit With $100 Million Lawsuit
The supermodel claimed that she had nothing to do with the concert, which was panned by attendees as a complete and utter disaster.
Bella Hadid has apologized for the calamity that is the Fyre Festival as fallout continues to spew from the botched Bahamas concert.
"I initially trusted this would be an amazing & memorable experience for all of us, which is why I agreed to do one promotion not knowing about the disaster that was to come," she said in a Twitter apology to fans.
“I feel so sorry and badly because this is something I couldn’t stand by, although of course if I would have known about the outcome, you would have all known too.”
Concertgoers paid up to $12,000 for luxurious accommodations at the music event on the island of Great Exuma, but when they got there, they found what was described as disaster-relief tents and mattresses piled up in the dirt.
They were also promised gourmet food, but social media posts showed it was nothing more than a cheese sandwich in a Styrofoam box.
"The team was overwhelmed," organizers said in a statement. "The airport was jam packed. The buses couldn't handle the load. And the wind from rough weather took down half of the tents."
Great Exuma was advertised as a private island, but in reality, it's home to a Sandals resort.
After the firestorm of complaints and headlines like "rich kids of Instagram meets The Hunger Games," the Ja Rule and Billy McFarland canceled the festival.
A $100 million class action lawsuit has already been filed that labels the Fyre Festival "nothing more than a get-rich-quick scam from the very beginning," according to reports.
"All festival goers this year will be refunded in full," organizers said. "Also, all guests from this year will have free VIP passes to next year's festival."
Blink-182, which was slated to perform, later pulled out of the gig.
"We're not confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give our fans," the band said in a statement on social media.
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