Ireland Baldwin says Astroworld tragedy is ‘not Travis Scott’s fault’ but adds that he ‘incites the rage’ 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, Ireland Baldwin later deleted the posts, explaining, ‘people on the internet are so scary and so misinformed.’
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.
‘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.’
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.’
‘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.’
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.
‘Make informed opinions and posts. So many people are at fault. Not just one person.’