Travis Scott was inserted into Fortnite, and now fans and players are starting to call for his removal, underscoring how the Astroworld Festival tragedy has attached negative ties to anything associated with the rapper.
The grisly result of Scott's festival in Houston, Texas, has people all over the world squinting their eyes at the music artist. Though he may not be responsible for what happened to those involved in the catastrophe, his face is all over the headlines as the host of the event.
Deaths at Travis Scott concert rallies Fortnite community for his removal from game
At the Astroworld Festival in Houston, a massive surge from the crowd present to observe Scott and his performance resulted in eight confirmed deaths among numerous other injuries. Now, the Fortnite fanbase has reacted, asking for Scotts's removal from the game after the unfortunate events at the concert he hosted.
Travis Scott has boosted Fortnite's involvement around the world with his merchandise and famous skin inside the game, ultimately tying Fortnite to any sort of conduct that follows him.
One of the main reasons players and fans are blaming Scott for the event and the deaths is because the rapper's collaboration with Fortnite allegedly encouraged his younger crowd to come out and attend the event. The popular battle royale game is marketed to younger kids, teens, and adolescents, so Scott's presence is likely a strong reason for so many of them to attend the Astroworld festival.
In some fans' eyes, they believe the in-game concert that Travis Scott hosted was the same as the live concert in Houston. They feel that the kids who attended likely didn't understand the difference since they were so young and not having much experience of attending such events.
On the other hand, fans also are pointing fingers at the parents of the deceased kids, as they are primarily responsible for their attendence at the concert.
Although Scott stopped performing and there was an attempt to stop the concert once the commotion peaked, the Fortnite community stands by their disgust and disappointment directed at Travis Scott.
Here are a few more reactions from the community that express their feelings towards the music artist and his involvement with Fortnite and the Astroworld tragedy:
The above tweet below fully displays the controversial behavior and conditions of the Astroworld concert for the younger crowd, and might explain how things got so out of hand.
Poll : Should Travis Scott be removed from Fortnite as a result of the Astroworld tragedy?
Yes, he's partially responsible for the deaths
No, it's not his fault