Kylie Jenner faces backlash over Instagram posts before Astroworld festival deaths

Kylie Jenner has deleted a number of Instagram videos and photos shared during the deadly crowd surge at partner Travis Scott’s Astroworld set.

But for many fans, her actions to remove the “insensitive” footage wasn’t swift enough, following news that eight people had died after a crush of fans surged forward in the crowd.

The highly-anticipated show of the Sicko Mode rapper tragically claimed lives on Friday night, after a 50,000 strong crowd surge left festival-goers crushed and unable to breathe.

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Kylie Jenner posted a number of photos prior to Travis Scott's set at the Astroworld music festival, including a mirror selfie.

Prior to the tragic event, Jenner, 24, posted a number of photos and videos to her Instagram Stories (watch above), as she waited for Scott’s set to begin with their three-year-old daughter, Stormi.

Jenner posted the usual mirror selfie, as well as a photo of a trailer with a sign that read “Stormi”, suggesting one had been arranged for the three-year-old.

Kylie Jenner posted a number of photos prior to Travis Scott's set at the Astroworld music festival, including a photo of a trailer organised for three-year-old Stormi

The beauty mogul also shared a short clip of the rapper on-stage, before panning down to reveal Stormi, bouncing along to her father’s music.

A subsequent video showing the festival crowd, and an ambulance noticeably making its way through to the front of the stage, received the most backlash.

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Reports of “chaotic” scenes and a “deathly melee” occurring during the first 15 minutes of Scott’s set, resulting in the death of eight people, saw the reality star targeted over her delay to remove the “insensitive” posts in a timely manner, with one critic dubbing the footage “disgusting”.

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“@KylieJenner literally so disconnected from reality…still filming while there’s an ambulance going through the crowd, people dying on the ground. Disgusting,” one Twitter user wrote.

“That Kylie Jenner IG story with an ambulance in the middle is still up??? How insensitive,” another tweeted.

“Soooooooo we’re just gonna ignore what happened at your baby daddy’s music festival????” a third person wrote. “You have a video on your IG with the ambulance in the crowd…You don’t care about your fans at all,” they added.

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Jenner has since taken down her posts but is yet to comment on the tragic event.

Scott has released a statement on Twitter, after being criticised for reportedly continuing to play while paramedics were tending to injured people.

https://twitter.com/trvisXX/status/1457018948109705217

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“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” Scott wrote in a photo posted to his authorised Twitter account.

“Houston PD (police department) has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life,” he continues.

“I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support.”

Variety reports that the crowd surge resulted in approximately 300 people requiring medical attention by the on-site hospital and medical team, with 23 people rushed to hospital.

Eleven people have reportedly gone into cardiac arrest as a result of the surge, with causes unclear. Among the eight people who died were a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old.

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