Due to triggering an unceremonious slamming from critics on social media and beyond for their 50-minute documentary, ‘Astroworld: Concert from Hell,’ Hulu has pulled the news special after just one day.
On November 5, rapper Travis Scott‘s annual AstroWorld concert festival erupted in chaos, causing the audience to break into a stampede that left hundreds injured and 10 people dead.
‘Astroworld: Concert from Hell,’ released November 20, was a special produced by a Houston news outlet to chronicle what went wrong. The Hulu edition of the same special was pulled to ‘avoid confusion,’ according to a rep from the streamer.
The decision was undoubtedly spurred in great part due to the commentary of social media users, many of whom slammed the streaming giant for releasing the ‘insensitive’ special less than a month after the tragic incident occurred. Some of the people who lost family members at the event have not even buried them yet.
At writing, Scott and festival producers Live Nation are facing more than 250 lawsuits over Astroworld totaling over $2 billion.