Hulu has pulled a 50-minute documentary, titled “Astroworld: Concert from Hell,” about the Nov. 5 event, which featured singer Travis Scott. NY Post photo composite
Streaming giant Hulu has removed a 50-minute special about the recent fatal Astroworld concert following social media backlash.
“Astroworld: Concert from Hell” was removed from Hulu after premiering on the platform Wednesday, The Wrap reported. Immediately following its debut many took to social media to critique the speed at which the doc was released, less than a month since 10 concertgoers died after fans rushed the stage while Travis Scott was performing at the Nov. 5 festival.
“Hulu making a documentary about Astroworld is in poor taste all around. People are still burying their loved ones,” one critic tweeted in a now-viral post. “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.”
An insider with knowledge of the situation told The Wrap that Hulu removed the documentary because it had been improperly branded as a Hulu original when it was not. Before premiering on Hulu it aired on Houston ABC’s affiliate KTRK, which produced it, on Nov. 20. It is still available on that platform.
Hulu declined to comment when reached by The Post for comment, but an insider close to production revealed: “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.”
A makeshift memorial honors victims of the Astroworld tragedy in Houston.
“‘Astroworld: Concert from Hell’ takes you inside the festival,” according to an article that accompanies the KTRK video. “What really happened — from chaos at the gates hours before the music started, to what went wrong in the crowd as the night went on, and the ten victims who never made it home. Plus what happens next in the growing investigation.”
“Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival was supposed to be the concert of a lifetime,” read a since-removed description of the special on Hulu’s site. “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.”Internet Explorer Channel Network