American rapper Travis Scott was born in 1991 and is 31 years old on April 30, 2022.
In light of the star’s birthday, many are reminded of the tragic events that occurred at the Astroworld party in Houston in November 2021.
The Harris County medical examiner ruled that ten people died accidentally. Watchman Reports, but a wild TikTok theory claimed the deaths were caused by the devil.
While some wonder what happened in the wave of crowds from the audience, others warn users instead to check their sources when reading information online.
HITC explores unfounded theories and provides factual information about what really happened at Astroworld last year.
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What really happened in Astroworld?
The Astroworld Festival began on Friday, November 5, and ended on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Travis Scott was performing on the Mount Utopia stage during the event held annually at NRG Park, Houston.
Nearly 300 people were injured and treated at the festival site and 25 were taken to hospitals after being squeezed so hard they could not breathe or move their arms, the Guardian reported.
Ten audience members tragically lost their lives after the audience rushed forward during Scott’s main set.
On December 16, 2021, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston ruled in a report that all of the victims died accidentally from compression suffocation. This occurs when breathing is prevented due to external pressure on the body.
Since then, dozens of lawsuits have been filed over injuries and deaths at the concert and the rapper and event organizers have been the focus of a criminal investigation by Houston police.
The Guardian reports that at this moment in time, no charges have been brought against anyone and no timetable has been set for when the investigation will be completed.
Wild TikTok theory claimed that the death of the party was caused by the devil
rolling rock Reports that in the aftermath of the tragic events, several conspiracy theories have surfaced on the Internet claiming that a ‘satanic ritual’ was performed in Astroworld by Travis Scott.
Social media users are accusing the arc-shaped group on stage of representing an “inverted cross that leads to a portal to hell”.
Other far-fetched speculations have also surfaced online, highlighting images of the festival’s slogan that reads: “See you on the other side.” However, the presence of a single logo is not enough as evidence to support the rumours.
Unverified information continued to circulate after disturbing videos from the festival, including one that suggested that the shirt that Scott wore on the show looked like horns to represent the devil.
many users He said that people were avoiding the actual tragedy that happened in Astroworld and Shayan SardarizadehD., a journalist who investigates online misinformation, described conspiracy theories as “baseless claims”.
Travis Scott’s response to the tragedy
Since the deaths and injuries in Astroworld, Travis Scott’s attorney has reached out to the families of the 10 who died, offering to pay for their loved ones’ funerals, but The Guardian reported that many families turned down the offer.
The 31-year-old who previously fronted the event released a statement on social media offering condolences to the loved ones of the people who died:
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