Kim Kardashian savaged online for DEFENDING Travis Scott after Astroworld tragedy

Travis Scott, 30, is facing at least 14 lawsuits connected to the 8 deaths at the doomed festival that claim he didn't do enough to prevent the tragedy


                            Kim Kardashian savaged online for DEFENDING Travis Scott after Astroworld tragedy
Kim Kardashian West sparked an uproar after she appeared to defend Travis Scott (Dimitrios Kambouris & Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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Kim Kardashian West sparked an uproar on social media after she appeared to defend Travis Scott following the rapper's Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas, on Friday, November 5, that claimed eight lives during a crowd surge at the venue. Video footage of the festival is being widely circulated on social media, showing a stampede as concert attendees broke through a fence.

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The videos also show people attending the festival dancing on ambulances. Following the tragedy, over a dozen lawsuits have been filed in Harris County against Scott and Live Nation Entertainment. The lawsuits have claimed that Scott, 30, kept singing for more than 30 minutes despite numerous deaths, injuries, and fans pleading for the show to be stopped. Over 10,000 people have also signed a petition in an attempt to block Scott from performing as a headliner at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California next April.
 
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"Absolutely heartbroken for the lives who were lost and anyone who was hurt at Astroworld. Just like all of you, our family is in shock by the tragedy," she wrote on Twitter Monday evening, November 8. "We are keeping all of the victims, families, and loved ones impacted in our prayers for healing - as well as Travis who we know cares so much about his fans and is truly devastated," she added in a separate tweet.

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The 41-year-old reality TV star's comments came after her sister, Kylie Jenner, who is the mother of Scott's children, posted on Instagram that neither she nor Scott were aware of fans dying or being injured at the event until the news broke after the show. Nonetheless, there was a major backlash against the rapper, who is reportedly facing at least 14 lawsuits connected to the eight deaths at the doomed festival for not doing enough to stop his performance. Meanwhile, Kim was also slammed for her response that seemed to defend Scott.

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"Kim on the family damage control," one tweeted. "Your tweet makes it seem like Travis is equal to the actual victims and he’s not. Whatever PR person told you to say this got it wrong. Try again," another wrote. "Mentioning Travis discredits your opinion to all of those feeling indifferent to the situation. We see who you're really worried about. Smh. So disappointing," a comment read. "Basically she's saying, 'We're so sorry, but Travis will not be taking any of the blame because us rich folks never do.' I guess Kris is busy trying to figure out how to salvage the PR pregnancy baby daddy contract she set Kylie up with," someone else added. "Girl stop lying, the world knows Travis doesn’t give a damn. He made that clear when he kept playing 37 minutes after it was declared a mass casualty incident," another chimed in.

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MEAWW previously reported that Scott had revealed how he planned to cover the funeral expenses for the eight individuals who died at his concert. "My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival," Scott said in a statement. "I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need." Astroworld was started by the rapper back in 2018. The fatal crowd surge on Friday, November 5, occurred when more than 50,000 people were in attendance at the NRG Park stadium complex of Scott's hometown of Houston, Newsweek reported.

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