Hulu Axes Astroworld Concert Documentary, Calls It 'Investigative' Special Following Criticisms

The documentary called 'Astroworld: Concert From Hell' about Travis Scott's deadly music festival has been scrapped from the streaming service following backlash.

AceShowbiz - Hulu landed in hot water for releasing a program titled "Astroworld: Concert From Hell" about Travis Scott's deadly music festival. The streamer was accused of profiting off the tragedy that claimed the lives of 10 people and injured hundreds of others.

The description of the documentary read, "Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival was supposed to be the concert of a lifetime. But it turned into a tragic nightmare. A minute-by-minute look at what happened in the crowd, the young victims who were killed, and what happens next."

The streaming company initially defended the program before eventually removing it from their platform following the backlash. "This was an investigative local news special from ABC13/KTRK-TV in Houston that originally aired on November 20th. This was not a Hulu documentary and has since been removed to avoid confusion," they stated.

Travis Scott hasn't responded to the documentary. He has been laying low since the tragedy, pulling out of scheduled gigs as he is busy preparing to face a number of lawsuits launched by the victims and their families.

"I'm honestly just devastated," the rapper previously said in a video recorded shortly after the tragedy. "My fans really mean the world to me. I always just want to leave them with a positive experience. I could just never understand the severity of the situation."

The star was blamed for his handling of the surge, but his lawyer insisted officials were partly responsible for what happened.

"Houston Police Chief Troy Finner was quoted in the New York Times as saying 'You cannot just close when you got 50,000 and over 50,000 individuals. We have to worry about rioting, riots, when you have a group that's that young' Yet, just a short time later, Chief Finner states the responsibility to stop the show falls on Travis," the attorney said.

But the police head claimed they didn't really have the power to shut down the event, "The ultimate authority to end the show is with the production and the entertainer."

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