Travis Scott covering one month of free therapy for Astroworld Tragedy survivors is controversial
After the Astroworld incident, Travis Scott seems to be finding ways to make amends. A few days back, his representatives released a statement and announced that he will cover the cost of funerals. At the same time, he will also pay for free therapy for all those who were affected by the incident. He teamed up with BetterHelp to work on the mental health of victims. However, this news was met with further backlash. According to people, Scott was trying to cash on the tragedy with a brand partnership.
Since the Astroworld tragedy, Travis Scott is facing major backlash and lawsuits
According to many videos circulating on the incident, Scott did not stop the performance despite witnessing unconscious people. In one video, an ambulance is right in front of him but Travis Scott kept singing. Since then, the internet is abuzz with backlash and criticism for his behavior. After the tragic incident, the rapper claimed that he was devastated and working with the authorities. However, many concertgoers have filed lawsuits against him and Live Nation, the festival organizers. According to one person, Scott encouraged violence. The lawsuit demands that he pay the injured part $1 million. At the same time, he will not be appearing at the Day N Vegas festival in Las Vegas.
Few days back, his team released a statement saying that he will pay for the victim’s therapy
According to the statement, Travis Scott will cover the costs of funerals for those who died at Astroworld. At the same time, it stated that he has partnered with BetterHelp to give one month of free therapy for the attendees. Furthermore, his spokesperson said:
“Travis Scott remains in active conversations with the city of Houston, law enforcement and local first responders to respectfully and appropriately connect with the individuals and families of those involved. These are the first of many steps Travis plans on taking as a part of his personal vow to assist those affected throughout their grieving and recovery process.”
After this news, Travis Scott was further bashed by people on social media
Shortly after the news came out, people lashed out at Travis Scott. According to them, he was trying to cash on the tragedy with a new partnership with BetterHelp. One Twitter user said:
This should be covered, he’s no hero for doing this. What needs to change are the ways artists, brands, their management and venue staff sell seats and the way they handle large crowds for profit. I really hope this becomes part of the legal and/or civil lawsuit.
Meanwhile, another said:
It’s a little late. When you see ppl dying, and he did, videos are proof!!! You should have asked the audience to step back. To look at their feet. To get attention to victims. He did nothing.
Another Twitter user suggested that people should not sign anything and involve lawyers.
On the other hand, one user reminded everyone that trauma therapy does not end after a few sessions.
Needless to say, people were not happy with Travis Scott or BetterHelp.
So far, Travis Scott has faced almost 20 lawsuits. Despite him making efforts, nothing seems to be working for him. Let’s see what becomes of these lawsuits.