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Ireland Baldwin Reportedly Insists Astroworld Tragedy Is 'Not Travis Scott's Fault,' Acknowledges The Rapper 'Incites The Rage' At Concerts

Nov. 8 2021, Published 9:38 a.m. ET

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Ireland Baldwin has spoken out about the tragic mass casualty incident that occurred at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival last week.

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In three separate Instagram Story posts — which have since been deleted — the blonde babe reportedly put in her two cents on Scott's Friday, November 5, Houston Festival that left eight people dead. While insisting the tragedy was "not Travis Scott's fault," she candidly said the soon-to-be father-of-two "incites the rage."

However, Daily Mail reported Alec Baldwin's daughter later deleted the posts, explaining: "people on the internet are so scary and so misinformed."

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Aside from the eight people — including a 14-year-old and 16-year-old — who reportedly died from the crowd surge at Scott's festival, there were potentially hundreds of concert-goers who were left injured. One security guard was also reportedly injected with drugs at the performance.

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In Baldwin's first post, she slammed the public for believing everything they read regarding the incident, per the outlet: "Y'all are really killing me these days. You believe everything that you see on Twitter and TikTok and completely bandwagon on spreading misinformation."

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The Grudge Match star then compared the online reaction to the rapper's tragedy to the internet trolls who commented on her dad's fatal shooting on the Rust set that resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

"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 wrote, according to a screengrab posted on DM.

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Stating she is "heartbroken for the families who lost a loved one," Baldwin insisted: "Everyone should feel safe when they are going to enjoy live music." The 26-year-old went on to declare that Scott shouldn't be held as the sole person responsible for what went wrong at his festival, saying: "Any musician would validate that you can't see or hear anyone up there. Especially when wearing in-ear monitors."

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"C'mon people...do a little research before you go spewing cancel culture bullsh*t," she seethed, per the outlet. "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."

In Baldwin's second post, she advised social media users to "stick to what we actually know," rather than "making assumptions."

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"Stop spreading misinformation," she reportedly declared, noting people should educate themselves "on things [they] know nothing about."

The fashion model went on to point out that she wasn't defending the "Highest In The Room" performer, before describing her own experiences at his concerts. "I am in no way defending Travis Scott because honestly I don't know him or care personally," she clarified.

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Instead, she shamed those who were responsible for setting up the festival and making sure it was safe for the concert-goers. "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," she explained, per the outlet.

"I've been to two of his shows. I watched people get carried out on stretchers with head injuries and from Ods," Baldwin reportedly recalled in her third since-deleted post. "I've experienced this at maybe 10 other shows I've been to in my life where other punk band or rap artists played."

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Noting there's "no doubt" that Kylie Jenner's baby daddy stirs up "the rage," Baldwin reportedly claimed: "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."

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Baldwin wrapped up her Instagram Story posts by explaining she forms her own opinions after asking "a bunch of questions" about the situation at hand.

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"Also people on the internet saying it's the kid's who died fault and they knew what they were getting into...Um no," she wrote. "There should have been so many protocols in place to keep kids safe."

On Sunday, November 7, Baldwin shared a post on her Story with a link to a GoFundMe page to "donate to funeral costs and families of the Astroworld tragedy."

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She later explained why she deleted her posts, noting: "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."

Despite deleting her posts, Baldwin doubled down on her claims on Sunday, writing: "So many people are at fault. Not just one person."

Two lawsuits have been filed against Scott, born born Jacques Bermon Webster, after he allegedly "incited the crowd," and "recklessly encouraged fans to breach the barriers and otherwise actively encouraged a culture of violence."

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