“Astroworld Victims Haven’t Been Fielded Yet”
Hulu has removed its documentary about the Astroworld tragedy from its streaming platform, hours after it was launched after facing protests from viewers.
Ten people were killed and hundreds were injured during a mass crash that occurred during Travis Scott’s headline set at the Astroworld festival last month (November 5).
According to Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pea, “At about 9.15 a.m. the crowd began to shrink toward the front of the stage. And that caused some panic and it led to some injuries.”
This event is the focus of a 50-minute special news story called Astroworld: Concert from Hell, The documentary arrived on Hulu on December 1 and was met with immediate criticism from people on social media.
One user tweeted, “Hulu making a documentary about Astroworld has bad taste all over.”
“People are still burying their loved ones. Legal matters have not even started. Great documentaries are made when all the facts are kept. There hasn’t been enough time to fully discuss it.”
Hulu making a documentary about Astroworld has bad taste all around.
People are still burying their loved ones. Legal matters have not even started.
Great documentaries are made when all the facts are kept. There hasn’t been enough time to fully discuss this.
— Patti Slimane (@LilAioli) 2 December 2021
“Astroworld victims haven’t been fielded yet, and the media already has a special on Hulu. We’re in hell.” wrote another,
Meanwhile, another tweet criticized how the victims of the concert were implicated in the documentary.
“NS Astroworld: Concert from Hell Doctors on Hulu ‘don’t care’ on concert-goers—don’t do any structural analysis—and they didn’t interview RN, who said the medics there were under-trained, under-staffed and the HPD was useless. The shit itself seemed to be directed by Live Nation / Travis Scott,” he wrote.
The Astroworld: Concert from Hell Doc on Hulu blames concert-goers for ‘not caring’ – did not perform any structural analysis and did not interview RN, who said medics there were trained Was under staff and HPD was useless. The shit itself seemed to be directed by Live Nation / Travis Scott.
— Solidarity w/ Haiti🇭🇹 (@KimCommie) December 1, 2021
A spokesperson for Hulu has issued a statement Hollywood Reporter To clarify, while the documentary appeared on the streaming channel, it was not produced directly by Hulu.
“This was an investigative local news exclusive from ABC13/KTRK-TV in Houston that originally aired on November 20. This was not a Hulu documentary and has since been removed to avoid confusion,” read this.
Meanwhile, half of the victims’ families have declined Scott’s offer to pay for funeral expenses.