People are outraged after Hulu hosted a documentary on the Astroworld festival tragedy, as the families of the victims have not finished their bereavement.
It was predictable that several documentaries would be made on the Astroworld festival tragedy in Houston, Texas, which left ten dead and hundreds injured. As several families affected by the tragedy recently declined Travis Scott’s offer to pay for their children’s funerals, outrage began to erupt on social media over a documentary that was uploaded to Hulu on Wednesday night, on the tragedy of the festival, barely three weeks after the incident.
The documentary, titled Astroworld: Concert From Hell, was originally broadcast by ABC. It consists of interviews, videos from the concert, and other footage aired on ABC as part of the channel’s coverage of the tragedy. Later it was uploaded to Hulu. “Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival was meant to be the concert of a lifetime,” reads the doc’s synopsis. “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 chain reaction on social media
The documentary aroused strong reactions on the web, because some deceased spectators have still not been buried.
“Hulu making a documentary on Astroworld is in bad taste everywhere,” one person said on Twitter, garnering likes from over 11,000 people. “ People are still burying their loved ones. The trials haven’t even started. Great documentaries are made when all the facts are exposed. Not enough time has passed to fully discuss this. ” Some users of Hulu report that the documentary was removed from the platform after the outrage, and it is currently unknown whether it will be reintroduced in the future.