The haste release was criticized by many as insensitive and a “cash grab”.
Not even a month following the tragic events that unfolded at the Astroworld Music Festival, that which lead to the deaths of 10 people and injuries of many more, Disney-owned streaming platform Hulu has already released a docuseries chronicling the events.
In this new age of viral, streaming-platform-produced documentaries, in the likes of Tiger King, Fyre Fest, and Framing Brittney Spears, it was all but guaranteed that either Amazon, Netflix, or other service would produce a documentary about the events that transpired at the Astroworld Music Festival on November 5, 2021. However, it is clear that many of us were not expecting one less than a month later.
With some of the victims from the tragedy not yet interred, and the investigation still ongoing, Hulu has published a limited-time docuseries entitled Astroworld: Concert From Hell, on its streaming platform.
“Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival was supposed to be the concert of a lifetime,” writes the show’s synopsis on Hulu. “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.”
Astroworld victims haven’t been put in the ground yet, and the media already has a special on Hulu. 🤢 We are in hell
— Nielcen Saint-Jean (@PrinceAkeem_845) December 2, 2021
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.
— Petty Slimane (@LilAioli) December 2, 2021
Hulu after dropping that Astroworld documentary so fast pic.twitter.com/tgBkWUxaFj
— MaltLiquorPapi (@LowkeyBrilliant) December 2, 2021
hulu producers the second they heard about the astroworld catastrophe
— Devin Fox (@devinpfox) December 2, 2021
In response to the backlash, the streaming platform reportedly took the documentary down from its site. At the time of writing this article, however, it is still available to watch.