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Hulu's controversial Travis Scott 'Astroworld: Concert from Hell' documentary reportedly taken down after severe backlash 

The documentary on Hulu (Image via Hulu, and Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images)
The documentary on Hulu (Image via Hulu, and Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images)

Hulu has released a documentary on Travis Scott’s highly controversial Astroworld concert, which reportedly claimed ten lives, including two under 18. The documentary was titled, Astroworld: Concert From Hell, which featured news clippings of the November 5 concert in Houston.

The Astroworld documentary includes interviews of some attendees who narrated the chaos, which led to a stampede and injured over 300 concert-goers.

The official synopsis of the Concert From Hell reads,

“Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival was supposed to be the concert of a lifetime. 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.”
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What does Astroworld: Concert From Hell feature?

Hulu’s documentary was based on a 50-minutes featurette from ABC 13 News of the same name. While Hulu removed the content from its platform after receiving severe flack, ABC 13’s website still hosts the video.

This explains how Hulu created the documentary faster than typical in-house produced ones. Astroworld: Concert From Hell was simply an ABC13 content, which their division of KTRK-TV produced, as per the credits.

According to ABC 13, the documentary explores,

“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.”

Here’s how people reacted to Hulu’s re-distribution of ABC 13’s Astroworld: Concert from Hell documentary

Several followers presumed that the documentary was Hulu’s original content and thus, were surprised to see it so soon after the tragedy. Some even complained about the lack of proven facts regarding the concert, which is still under investigation.

Almost every reaction to the content, which got quickly taken down, called out Hulu for releasing the documentary. Multiple tweets claimed that the streaming service dropping the documentary this early was in poor taste.

Filming a series about #ASTROWORLD in the midst of tragedy is wildly insensitive. Families are still mourning, festival-goers are still traumatized, and some victims haven't even been laid to rest yet. ABC and HULU saw their trauma as a cash grab. Cold world.🤦🏾‍♂️
Tragedy happens at #ASTROWORLD Hulu looking to capitalize off tragedy https://t.co/XTPISBJMen
Me trying to figure out how Hulu made a whole astroworld series in 3 weeks https://t.co/b5x2AdPT3Q
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.
Astroworld victims haven’t been put in the ground yet, and the media already has a special on Hulu. 🤢 We are in hell
Hulu already dropped an Astroworld documentary?! How do they move so quickly with these specials? https://t.co/doVi1KRzsu
hulu producers the second they heard about the astroworld catastrophe https://t.co/cLpRGC6Ruj
Hulu after dropping that Astroworld documentary so fast https://t.co/tgBkWUxaFj
They couldn’t wait to make that Travis Scott Astroworld documentary. It was literally 27 days before Hulu and ABC released a documentary. The last victim died I believe November 10th. I can’t imagine. https://t.co/yzjwVEqwF0
Why does Hulu have a docuseries called “Astroworld: Concert from Hell” dawgggg

The Concert From Hell documentary has since been removed by Hulu. While the title page is still showing to some users, the content showcases an error while playing.

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Edited by Mason J. Schneider
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