Ireland Baldwin comments on Astroworld tragedy and Travis Scott in now-deleted posts


Ireland Baldwin responded to the mass casualty incident that occurred at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday.

In three posts that the 26-year-old model shared to her Instagram Story on Saturday, Baldwin said that the tragedy was ‘not Travis Scott’s fault’ but added, ‘he incites the rage.’

The Grudge Match star later deleted the posts, explaining, ‘people on the internet are so scary and so misinformed.’

Speaking out: Ireland Baldwin responded to the mass casualty incident that occurred at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday. Seen in 2019

Speaking out: Ireland Baldwin responded to the mass casualty incident that occurred at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday. Seen in 2019

Eight people, including a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, died after a deadly crowd surge at the festival, which also left many others injured.   

In Baldwin’s first post, she wrote: ‘Y’all are really killing me these days. You believe everything that you see on Twitter and TikTok and completely bandwagon on spreading misinformation.’

Baldwin then drew a comparison between the online reaction to the tragedy and the social media users who commented on her father Alec Baldwin’s accidental fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust. 

Tragedy: Eight people, including a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, died after a deadly crowd surge at the festival, which also left many others injured. Scott pictured at Astroworld on Friday

Tragedy: Eight people, including a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, died after a deadly crowd surge at the festival, which also left many others injured. Scott pictured at Astroworld on Friday

Weighing in: In three posts that the 26-year-old model shared to her Instagram Story on Saturday, Baldwin said that the tragedy was 'not Travis Scott's fault' but added, 'he incites the rage'

Weighing in: In three posts that the 26-year-old model shared to her Instagram Story on Saturday, Baldwin said that the tragedy was ‘not Travis Scott’s fault’ but added, ‘he incites the rage’

‘First, you were armory/stunt coordination pros when it came to the horrific tragedy involving my dad…and now Travis Scott is demonic because he ALLOWED people to die at his show?’ 

She continued, ‘I’ll start by saying I am heartbroken for the families who lost a loved one. Everyone should feel safe when they are going to enjoy live music. 

‘But it’s not Travis Scott’s fault. Any musician would validate that you can’t see or hear anyone up there. Especially when wearing in-ear monitors. 

‘C’mon people…do a little research before you go spewing cancel culture bullsh*t. People lost their children at this who and you’ve got say is that Travis Scott’s music is demonic and be (sic) belongs in prison? Jesus.’ 

Deleted: The Grudge Match star later deleted the posts, explaining, 'people on the internet are so scary and so misinformed'

Deleted: The Grudge Match star later deleted the posts, explaining, ‘people on the internet are so scary and so misinformed’

Baldwin then wrote in her second post: ‘I have a pretty solid idea…maybe we should stick to what we actually know, stop making assumptions, stop spreading misinformation, and educate ourselves on things we know nothing about.’

The DJ followed up with a third post in which she said she was not defending Scott and described her experiences while attending two of his concerts. 

‘Ok…I’m done reading sh*t on the internet I think forever. I am in no way defending Travis Scott because honestly I don’t know him or care personally and the only aspect of this i care about is that people died because this brand new festival neglected to have the proper safety protocols in place.’   

Past experiences: Baldwin shared what she experienced while attending two of Scott's concerts

Past experiences: Baldwin shared what she experienced while attending two of Scott’s concerts

‘I’ve been to two of his shows. I watched people get carried out on stretchers with head injuries and from ODs. I’ve experienced this at maybe 10 other shows I’ve been to in my life where other punk band or rap artists played. 

‘He incites the rage. No doubt about that. But I refuse to fall into this twisted cancel culture bullsh*t when it’s coming from people who have no idea how anything works.

‘I ask a bunch of questions before forming any kind of opinion. Also people on the internet saying it’s the kid’s who died fault and they knew what they were getting into…Um no. There should have been so many protocols in place to keep kids safe.’ 

Raising money: On Sunday, Baldwin shared a post on her Story with a link to a Go Fund Me page, writing, 'Here's a link to donate to funeral costs and families of the Astroworld tragedy'

Raising money: On Sunday, Baldwin shared a post on her Story with a link to a Go Fund Me page, writing, ‘Here’s a link to donate to funeral costs and families of the Astroworld tragedy’

On Sunday, Baldwin shared a post on her Story with a link to a Go Fund Me page, writing, ‘Here’s a link to donate to funeral costs and families of the Astroworld tragedy.’

She later explained her decision to delete her initial posts. Baldwin wrote, ‘Deleted my posts for one reason – people on the internet are scary and so misinformed. 

‘All that matters are the families of those who died in the Astroworld tragedy. My heart breaks for them. The point I was trying to make was stop rage-blaming.

Baldwin concluded, ‘Make informed opinions and posts. So many people are at fault. Not just one person.’ 

Explanation: She later explained her decision to delete her initial posts

Explanation: She later explained her decision to delete her initial posts

Meanwhile rappers Roddy Ricch and Don Toliver, who both performed at Astroworld on Friday, also paid tribute to the victims on their Instagram Stories.

Ricch wrote, ‘please have families of those who we lost yesterday reach out to @shawnholiday.’

‘i’ll be donating my net compensation to the families of this incident. #Pray4Houston.’

Toliver shared a post, writing ‘Praying for all those we lost and their loved ones. Houston 4ever,’ adding three prayer hands emojis.

Tribute: Rapper Roddy Ricch, who also performed at Astroworld on Friday, paid tribute to the victims

Tribute: Rapper Roddy Ricch, who also performed at Astroworld on Friday, paid tribute to the victims

Donation: Ricch revealed that he will be donating his net compensation from the event to the victims. Ricch seen at Astroworld on Friday

Donation: Ricch revealed that he will be donating his net compensation from the event to the victims. Ricch seen at Astroworld on Friday

Offering prayers: Toliver (pictured at Astroworld on Friday) shared a post, writing 'Praying for all those we lost and their loved ones. Houston 4ever,' adding three prayer hands emojis

Offering prayers: Toliver (pictured at Astroworld on Friday) shared a post, writing ‘Praying for all those we lost and their loved ones. Houston 4ever,’ adding three prayer hands emojis

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