Hulu Trashes ‘Astroworld: Concert From Hell’ Special Amid Huge Backlash

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On Wednesday, December 1, Hulu announced its new documentary special titled Astroworld: Concert From Hell. This comes just less than a month after the deadly event that took place at the Astroworld Festival on Friday, November 5 in Houston, Texas. Travis Scott canceled the two-day event hours after the tragedy occurred. At the time, there were eight deaths and hundreds of injuries.

Since then, two more concertgoers died from the injuries they sustained from the mass casualty. The streaming platform moved forward with its plans to document the tragedy and release a 50-minute special. They announced the new project with an accompanying trailer.

Details about the controversial documentary Astroworld: Concert From Hell

The new documentary gives viewers a glimpse into what happened on the night of the Astroworld Festival. It shows everything including the mass surge that happened just hours before the concert started. The special also talks about what really happened when the ten victims died as a result of the crowd surge.

There were many questions and rumors surrounding this event, which is probably why the streaming platform was inspired to create this documentary.

However, it has an interesting title. Astroworld: Concert From Hell also shares what’s happening with the ongoing investigation. KTRK, ABC’s Houston-based news stations are the ones who produced this special. It’s unclear how it got involved with Hulu.

[Credit: Astroworld/Instagram]
[Credit: Astroworld/Instagram]
The description of the Concert From Hell news special was on Hulu’s website. This led people to think that the streaming service came up with this concept. In recent months, the streaming service debuted documentaries on recent events like Framing Britney Spears and The Housewife & the Shah Shocker.

It’s not uncommon for streaming platforms to release documentaries so soon. There are already short documentaries about Travis Scott’s notorious concerts on YouTube. Once news about the Astroworld documentary circulated on social media, fans lashed out at the company. Many assumed that the Disney-owned streamer was trying to cash in on the tragedy and legal cases.

Hulu denies involvement with Travis Scott documentary

ABC13/KTRK-TV planned to air it on Saturday, November 20. It later ended up on the platform, leading to the backlash. Some deemed the documentary tasteless.

The 50-minute documentary includes concert footage, interviews, and more footage of the tragedy itself. The company quickly pulled it amid the backlash. It’s unclear whether it will be back on the platform in the future. A spokesperson for Hulu denied any involvement in the film in a statement to Variety.

“This was an investigative local news special from ABC13/KTRK-TV in Houston that originally aired on November 20th,” the statement reads. “This was not a Hulu documentary and has since been removed to avoid confusion.”

Hulu Pulls Astroworld Festival Documentary [Screenshot | YouTube]
[Screenshot | YouTube]
However, the company denied comment to The Post. An insider claimed this was “an investigative local news special” and “not a Hulu documentary.” Meanwhile, several lawsuits have been filed in wake of the Astroworld Festival that named Travis Scott, guest performer Drake, promoter Live Nation, and other individuals involved.

The rapper expressed his shock and sadness over the tragedy. He offered to pay the funeral expenses, but one family has since denied his request. The rapper was not aware of the injuries. Apple Music live-streamed the Astroworld Festival when the tragedy occurred.

Chanel Adams

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