It Wasn’t Travis Scott’s fault

Travis Scott is not the one to blame for the deaths at the Astroworld concert

Lindsey Chadwick, Opinion Editor

First of all, I want to say that I acknowledge the deaths that happened at the Astroworld concert and I do sincerely feel bad for the families who have lost loved ones. Additionally, I want to point out that I do not agree with what happened or think that what happened was okay. My argument is simply people should not be blaming Travis Scott for these tragedies.

The fans were acting insane. I get it. I enjoy listening to some of Travis Scott’s music. But, some of the videos I saw of the fans flooding through the security gates were extremely obnoxious. They were so deranged that security just could not handle all of them.

Before the concert even started, you could tell there were going to be too many people and not enough officials to enforce rules. This tragedy was unpreventable way before people had begun to even hear Travis Scott sing. People were blind to recognizing what was going to happen and when it did, it was too late.

Travis Scott was giving a performance. How could he be responsible for knowing that people were dying in the crowd? Yes, he might have been singing right over the mass area of people, but it is not his fault for not stopping the show. Obviously, if there were too many people trampling the bodies that were lying on the ground, then how could he have been able to see them? And, what would’ve happened if the show had stopped? Fans could’ve gotten even rowdier and could’ve still not had noticed the tons of people that were in need of help.

I understand that no one could have expected things to get that bad. I bet no one expected that many people to be in some confined space to the point where people would not be able to move or breathe. But I especially don’t think anyone could have predicted this severe of a situation. I don’t think Travis Scott could have prevented it and even if he tried to stop it, it was already too late.

Honestly, I think it was the fan’s fault. They were acting crazy before and during the concert. They are to blame. Now, there were some fans who were trying to get help. There were some fans that were trying to get Scott’s and security guards’ attention. Those aren’t the fans I am blaming. I am blaming the fans that were allegedly injecting drugs into people. I’m talking about the fans that didn’t realize what was going on and carried on jamming to Scott’s performance. I’m talking about the fans who failed to notice that people were stuck on the ground and they just continued to trample on top of them. Those are the fans I’m blaming.