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Astroworld documentary pulled by Hulu after backlash

The one-off news special was met with immediate criticism

By Ella Kemp

Travis Scott performing at Astroworld
Travis Scott at Astroworld in 2019 (Photo by Jennifer Lake/SIPA USA)

A documentary about Astroworld Festival called ‘Astroworld: Concert From Hell’ was removed from streaming platform Hulu overnight.

The film was uploaded on Wednesday, and despite minimal promotion many people on social media criticised the move from Hulu.

Travis Scott‘s Astroworld Festival was supposed to be the concert of a lifetime,” a synopsis for ‘Astroworld: Concert From Hell’ reads. “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.”

A mass-casualty crowd crush led to the death of 10 people, with hundreds more suffering industry during Travis Scott’s headline set at Astroworld on November 5.

“Hulu making a documentary about Astroworld is in poor taste all around,” one person wrote on Twitter. “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.”

Hulu representatives have since told Variety that ‘Astroworld: Concert From Hell’ is a news special produced by KTRK, as opposed to a Hulu documentary.

“This was an investigative local news special from ABC13/KTRK-TV in Houston that originally aired on November 20th,” they told the publication.

“This was not a Hulu documentary and has since been removed to avoid confusion.”

The news special is still available to watch on the ABC13/KTRK website, as well as other streaming platforms including Roku, Apple TV, and Google TV.

An investigation into the circumstances of the tragic event is ongoing, while several lawsuits have been filed against the Astroworld organisers from the victims.

More than one hundred different lawsuits have been filed against Scott, Live Nation and other parties involved, with lawyer Ben Crump, who represents a number of those intending to sue, saying: “Nobody should ever die from going to a concert.”