Being a mega influencer in today's age seems to have all the perks in the world, unless, of course, you accidentally end up in a major lawsuit.
This is exactly the case for Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kendall Jenner, along with a handful of other models and prominent social media figures, who decided to get involved in the doomed Fyre Festival back in 2017. We've all seen the documentaries on master fraudster Billy McFarland and his highly unsuccessful festival, where he tricked the masses into buying expensive tickets and "hotel" stays at a supposed luxurious island, at which musical acts were unable to even attend. The whole thing screamed legal issues from the get-go, and those promoting the fest have faced the consequences.
This is where Kendall, as well as Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, and many more come in. In since-deleted Instagram posts, the influencers were paid to share an image of a blank orange square, writing in the caption about how excited they were for the festival, and even claiming that G.O.O.D Music would be headlining.
Fast forward to 2020, as reported by E! News, and the reality star has agreed to pay "a fraction of the $275,000" she was allegedly paid to promote the event. So what does that mean? In the lawsuit settlement, Kendall is reportedly paying a cool $90,000.
We're sure Kendall, along with the string of A-list celebrities, have learned their lesson when it comes to trusting just any promoting opportunity. We hope so, at least!