'Astroworld: Concert From Hell' Hulu Documentary Causes Outrage on Social Media
By Kiani Shabazz
The victims and loved ones affected by Travis Scott’s Houston music festival, Astroworld, are still healing from the tragic events that transpired at the Texas rapper’s concert that left ten dead and hundreds injured just last month, so it was no surprise that there was some backlash when fans saw a new documentary special produced by ABC on Hulu.
The hour-long documentary, titled Astroworld: Concert From Hell, originally aired on ABC and was uploaded to Hulu, causing outrage from fans on social media as some deceased concertgoers have still yet to get buried.
"Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival was supposed to be the concert of a lifetime," reads the doc's synopsis. "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."
"Hulu making a documentary about Astroworld is in poor taste all around," said one person on Twitter, which was "liked" by over 11,000 people. "People are still burying their loved ones. The legal cases haven’t even started. Great documentaries are done when all the facts are laid out. Not enough time has passed to fully discuss this."
The fifty-minute special on Astroworld is comprised of interviews, videos from the concert, and more footage that aired on ABC in the network's coverage of the tragedy.
Some Hulu users are reporting that the special had been removed from the platform following the outrage, and it is unclear if it will be returning to the platform.
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