If there’s one demographic you don’t want to piss off, it’s rich, litigious millennials who rely on Instagram to get most of their information.
That’s what Ja Rule is learning the hard way after his catastrophic Fyre Festival left hundreds of concertgoers stranded in the Bahamas with nothing but disaster tents, sliced bread, and literal debris fires.
The rapper and his co-founder Billy McFarland were hit with a class-action lawsuit on Monday — and now, they’re getting sued again!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, three festival-goers — Chelsea Chinery, Shannon McAuliffe, and Desiree Flores — filed a class-action lawsuit against Ja Rule, McFarland, and Fyre Media for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and fraud.
The suit specifically accuses Fyre of promoting the event through social media influencers, who allegedly knew about the impending problems a month ahead of time but failed to warn customers.
Attorney John Girardi wrote in the suit, which was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court:
“Social media ├óΓé¼╦£influencers’ made no attempt to disclose to consumers that they were being compensated for promoting the Fyre Festival.”
Sure, the influential models did all promote the festival on their social media pages — but anyone who doesn’t realize Instagram is one big promotional billboard is lucky ALL they got was stranded on a deserted island.
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