It’s been over a month since the Astroworld disaster, and Hulu has withdrawn a documentary about what led to the violence at the music event after receiving a lot of outrage online.
After ten people died and hundreds more were injured at the Astroworld Festival on November 5th, 2021, it will long be remembered as one of the worst days in music history. Families are still grieving the loss of loved ones in the aftermath of the tragedy, which is why numerous individuals reacted angrily online when they learned that Hulu had recently begun broadcasting a documentary named Astroworld: Concert From Hell.
Hulu broadcast a news show on Wednesday that recounted the horrific events at the Travis Scott festival in Houston, and it sparked fury. This Twitter user summed up the most common complaints over Hulu’s choice, stating, “It’s in bad taste for Hulu to do a documentary about Astroworld. People continue to bury their loved ones. The legal proceedings have yet to begin. When all of the facts are brought out, great documentaries are created. There hasn’t been enough time to adequately explore this.”
Others utilised memes to express their opinion that it’s far too early to be sharing this sort of content since it appears opportunistic. As a consequence of the criticism, Hulu removed the disputed documentary and issued a statement through media source Variety, stating, “This was an investigative local news programme from ABC13/KTRK-TV in Houston that originally aired on November 20th.” To minimise any misunderstanding, this was not a Hulu documentary and has since been deleted.”
The 50-minute news special was, it turns out, produced by a local Houston station, and it can still be watched on their website. By the way, the Astroworld: Concert From Hell description on Hulu’s homepage still says: “Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival was intended to be the concert of a lifetime.” However, it quickly devolved into a horrible nightmare. A minute-by-minute account of what occurred in the mob, the young victims who were slain, and the events that followed.”
Travis has already issued full refunds to everyone who purchased tickets for his two-day music event, which was cancelled after the first night due to the unfortunate occurrence. Along with guest singer Drake, producer Live Nation, and those involved with the location where the event was held, Travis is allegedly facing more than 300 lawsuits totalling $3 billion.
Since the tragedy, Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner have been silent on social media and have kept a low profile in general. Though it’s worth remembering that Travis was pictured at an expensive golf club with Michael Jordan, Mark Wahlberg, and Corey Gamble just before Thanksgiving.
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