After outrage, Kylie Jenner deletes ‘insensitive’ Astroworld footage.
Kylie Jenner has been criticised for uploading a backstage video from boyfriend Travis Scott’s concert, which resulted in the death of at least eight people.
Kylie Jenner has erased footage she tweeted from the catastrophic crowd surge at the Astroworld music event, which resulted in the deaths of at least eight people and hundreds of injuries.
The pregnant reality star was on hand to support her rapper boyfriend Travis Scott at the event’s opening night in Houston, Texas, when violence broke out among the 50,000 attendees.
While Scott was playing, fans “began to compress” towards the front of the stage, resulting in widespread injuries and left many unable to breathe.
Jenner and the couple’s three-year-old daughter Stormi are not believed to have been wounded.
Scott has declared that he is “extremely distraught” by the turn of events – while Jenner has come under fire for sharing clips from backstage with her 280 million followers that depict the “horrible” moments.
The 24-year-old shared a series of videos of Scott performing on her Instagram story, including one of an ambulance making its way through the crowd.
It’s unclear whether Jenner was aware of what was happening in the footage she released.
However, that hasn’t stopped social media users from condemning the former Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, causing her to delete all her postings about the heinous occurrence.
“The fact that Kylie shared a photo of an ambulance amid the Astrofest crowd and it has since been deleted?? “Say something boo, do better,” one Twitter user shouted.
“With Kylie in the back and oblivious to what’s going on, people (sic) require medical treatment,” one alleged.
While one woman yelled, “It is just terrible how indifferent certain fans are to the lives of others.”
Additionally, I find it revolting that Kylie Jenner casually posted ambulances on her Instagram story. Individuals were crushed to death.”
Others referred to the decision as “insensitive,” “disgraceful,” and “alarming.”
Jenner has not yet responded, but Scott offered a sweet statement overnight on Twitter.
“I’m horrified by what happened last night,” he remarked.
“My prayers are with the families and all those impacted by the Astroworld Festival tragedy.”
Houston PD (Police Department) has my unwavering support as they continue to investigate the senseless death.
I am devoted to collaborating with the Houston community in order to heal and assist families in need. We would want to express our gratitude to the Houston Police Department, the Houston Fire Department, and NRG Park for their prompt response and assistance.
“I adore everyone of you.”
The incident occurred on Friday evening local time, with frightening footage on social media showing supporters at the 50,000-strong gathering being treated on the spot by paramedics.
In one clip, a woman is seen ascending a camera tower to ask for assistance, but her desperate screams go unanswered.
“There is a body, please halt the program,” she can be heard yelling up to the staffer.
When no one listens to her cries, she climbs onto the platform and yells once more, this time pointing down at the audience below.
“There is someone dying in there, there is someone dying in there.” According to a statement on Astroworld’s Twitter account, the festival’s organizers’ “hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight – particularly those we lost and their loved ones” and they are “focused on supporting local officials.”
The specific cause of death for everyone involved in the tragedy is yet unknown.
“We have documented at least eight fatalities and dozens of injuries,” Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pea told reporters.
“At 9.38 p.m. this evening, the mass casualty incident occurred.”