Kendall Jenner deletes ‘tone deaf’ Astroworld Instagram post

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After receiving intense criticism from fans, Kendall Jenner has deleted her Instagram post from Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival where eight people died and several others were injured.

The 26-year-old model sparked backlash after sharing a gallery of photos of herself near the stage in Houston, Texas ahead of the event on Friday.

Kendall Jenner's Instagram post.
Kendall Jenner received criticism for her Instagram post at Astroworld. Photos: Instagram/kendalljenner

“Will you be at the mountain?” she originally captioned the post, referencing the rapper’s stage called Utopia Mountain.

Kendall edited the caption on Monday simply to a mountain emoji and later deleted the post completely on Tuesday after a number of fans called her out.

“Didn’t people die here? Maybe not the cutest Insta post?” one person commented.

“Take this down,” another wrote, while a third called the post “insensitive af”.

“Yeah, take a photo in front of the stage where people died. Really classy,” someone else added.

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“Eight people died at the concert… This pic is tone-deaf,” a different user said, followed by another with, “This did not age well”.

“So out of touch with reality it’s actually concerning,” someone else wrote.

Other people drew similarities to Kendall’s tone-deaf Pepsi commercial in 2017, which received mass backlash and was accused of trivialising Black Lives Matter protests.

Travis Scott at Astroworld.
Eight people died and several others were injured at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas. Photo: Getty

Kendall’s actions come shortly after her sister Kylie took to Instagram to share her ‘thoughts and prayers’ with those who lost their lives or were injured in the crowd surge toward the stage.

“Travis and I are broken and devastated,” Kylie, who is currently pregnant with her and Travis’ second child, wrote.

“I want to make it clear we weren't aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing.

“I am sending my deepest condolences to all the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted.”

Travis Scott also released a statement earlier saying he is ‘absolutely devastated’ by what occurred at the event, which was attended by around 50,000 people.

“My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened,” he said.

“Houston Police Department has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.

“I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support.”

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