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Netflix & Hulu Have Dueling Fyre Festival Documentaries & Twitter Is SO Here For It!

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Hulu has taken advantage of society’s sick obsession with pitting streaming services against each other by releasing a Fyre Festival documentary mere days before Netflix’s already scheduled doc is due to begin streaming! 
Like its competitor’s upcoming film, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Hulu’s Fyre Fraud tells the tragic story of the infamous 2017 Fyre Festival scam that left hundreds of influencers and rich kids stranded on an island without food, shelter, or entertainment.
But only Hulu’s film features an interview with Billy McFarland, the felonious entrepreneur who puppeteered the music-festival-turned-literal-dumpster-fire.
Related: Ja Rule Still Thinks Fyre Festival Was A ‘F**kin Beyond Brilliant’ Idea!
Hulu dropped their Fyre doc without the slightest warning on Monday — which turned out to be quite the McFarland-approved promotional tactic, as entertainment junkies couldn’t help but tweet about the sheer pettiness of the unexpected release:

While some streamers spun into crisis over the sudden choice between two rival documentaries, plenty of consumers vowed to watch both films because, as they pointed out, there is no limit to watching rich kids getting scammed:

We’ll see which Fyre Festival documentary reigns superior down the line, but NPR host Linda Holmes, who has apparently already seen both, tweeted that each film has something to offer:

In the words of co-conspirator Ja Rule: “Sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this…”
[Image via Hulu/Netflix.]

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Jan 14, 2019 18:12pm PDT