Hulu Removes “Astroworld: Concert From Hell” Documentary After Receiving Backlash on Social Media

The crowd watches as Travis Scott performs at Astroworld Festival at NRG park on Nov. 5, 2021 in Houston. (Jamaal Ellis / Houston Chronicle via AP)

Hulu on Wednesday released a new documentary special — “Astroworld: Concert From Hell,” recapping the deadly events at a Travis Scott festival in Houston last month — but quickly pulled it from the service after a social-media backlash.

The news special was produced by KTRK, ABC’s owned-and-operated local station in Houston. The 50-minute documentary can be viewed at this link.

In a statement, a Hulu spokesperson 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.”

In a widely circulated tweet about the special’s release on Hulu, one commenter — who assumed the “Concert From Hell” program was produced by the Disney-controlled streamer — 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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SOURCE: Variety

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