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Astroworld: Concert From Hell was criticised for being insensitive

  • Aneesa Ahmed
  • 3 December 2021
News special about Astroworld tragedy removed from Hulu

A 50-minute news special that was about the Astroworld Tragedy has been removed from Hulu following backlash.

ABC's programme Astroworld: Concert From Hell, which was made by KTRK, ABC’s local station in Houston, was originally aired on November 20.

It was a long-form broadcast show explaining and analysing the crowd crush that took place at Astroworld. Many people online found it distasteful.

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On Twitter user said: "Hulu making a documentary about Astroworld is in poor taste all around.

"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."

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While this user has since said that they now understand it was a news special and not a documentary produced by Hulu, they have said that they think it is still "too soon" and that they will "stick to...earlier opinion".

A spokesperson from Hulu told Variety: “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."

The synopsis of the programme, taken from the Hulu website, was: "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".

Several lawsuits have been filed in the wake of Astroworld. Legal procedures have not yet started.

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Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation and other associated parties have been blamed for the tragedies that occurred at the Houston concert.

According to Capital Xtra, the broadcast programme defends Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner didn’t know what was going on” and who sounded “so sincere” about how disturbed Travis was.

While the 50-minute long broadcast special is no longer available on Hulu but is available on ABC13's website under the name of 'Astroworld Aftermath'.

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[Via: Variety]

Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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