Travis Scott slammed for ignoring fans' pleas to stop Astroworld concert after 8 die

Travis Scott is being slammed by a number of people on Twitter who held him responsible for the deaths and injuries that occurred during the Astroworld festival

                            Travis Scott slammed for ignoring fans' pleas to stop Astroworld concert after 8 die
Travis Scott is being slammed for not stopping the Astroworld performance after 8 people died at the festival and several others were injured (Twitter)

Travis Scott is being massively slammed on social media for not responding to fans' pleas to stop performing after the chaotic turn of events at the venue. According to reports, the excited crowd surged forward as rapper Travis Scott was on stage at the Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday night, November 5, leaving eight people dead and many others injured. 

With about 50,000 people attending the sold-out event, Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña during a news conference early Saturday morning, described it as a "mass casualty" incident which was largely triggered when the crowd began "to compress toward the front of the stage" just after 9 pm, local time. This sparked panic, and started causing some injuries. "We had scores of individuals that were injured," Peña said. "People began to fall out, become unconscious and it created additional panic."


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He added that 17 patients were transported to local hospitals, 11 of whom suffered cardiac arrest. He confirmed that one patient was only 10 years old. Over 300 people had to be treated at the field hospital set up near the festival. The cause of the deaths is still to be determined. In the pictures from the aftermath of the incident shared on social media by the concert-goers, some people are seen performing CPR on the ones who were unconscious or had passed out because medical personnel were overwhelmed. There was also a video of the Houston police tending to an injured concertgoer even as Travis continued to do his robotic dance number on-stage.



'Travis would have seen all this unfold!'

Travis Scott is being slammed by a number of people on Twitter who held him responsible for the deaths and injuries that occurred during the Astroworld festival. Many of them said that while fans were urging him to stop performing after chaos erupted at the concert, Travis kept going, ignoring their pleas. "#AstroWorld #astroworldfestival People DYING and hundreds screaming for help, whilst Travis continues his set, Kylie continues posting to Insta, and the techs and security staff ignore pleas to stop the concert. Travis would have seen all this unfold! Talk about caring for fans," one of them said, while another noted, "how are people defending Travis Scott & Drake when they literally kept going while an ambulance is saving multiple people dying and passing out? #ASTROWORLDFest #AstroWorld #ASTROFEST"

A third added, "Fucc #astroworldfestival & @trvisXX... this kid was trynna save lives tonight but tha show was more important ? Enjoy dem 8+ bodies on ya hands Travis ..." One more quipped, "This makes me fucking sick, people were dying and Travis and his Crew didnt give two fucks #ASTROWORLDFest." Another added, "*people on the ground passed out & literally fighting for their lives* people around them: 'HELP, MEDIC, HELP, HELP PLEASE' travis scott: “houston, put your middle fingers up, chase b drop that shit” #ASTROWORLDFest." The next remarked, "More footage of people begging Travis Scott and his team to stop the show but were just ignored. #ASTROWORLDFest #astroworld #astroworldfestival."

A commenter tweeted, "Travis seeing people DIE and still refusing to stop the show #ASTROWORLDFest." One more said, "The fact that the only thing some people have to say about this situation is to 'not blame Travis Scott' is sickening. People have died and are in the hospital and you’re worried about your fave’s image, especially when he could’ve done more to save lives? Sick #ASTROWORLDFest." A person reacted with, "'See ya on the other side' and a 'WE WILL SURVIVE' sign at Travis Scotts #ASTROWORLDFest.. After what just happened these gotta be the 2 most morbid pictures out rn…"










Travis fans rally behind him

However, many Travis Scott fans refused to hold the rapper accountable for what went down at the festival. "Can’t blame Travis or security for what happened. How they supposed to see 11 passed out ppl in a crowd like this at night people need to stay hydrated & everyone needs to give everyone space I know how it be @ hip hop festivals #ASTROWORLDFest," one of them said, while another supporter wrote posted a video of Travis temporarily halting his set to tell a security personnel to tend to someone not feeling well in the crowd. "'Why didn’t Travis stop the music to help them' ... #ASTROWORLDFest," the fan captioned the video, sarcastically. 

"For everyone blaming @trvisXXfor tonight’s deaths, How do you expect to see 11 passed out laying bodies in a crowd of 80-100k people, in the dark?? You need to stay hydrated and keep a safe space for you. Experience is definitely helpful. #ASTROWORLDFest #ASTROFEST #AstroWorld," one more added. Another noted, "The issue at astroworld was not Travis, the security, or the paramedics… it’s the fans who pushed down fences, threw barricades, and fucking crammed their way next to the stage who were the problem #ASTROWORLDFest."





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