The actress, 26, went on Instagram again to explain why she thought that the recent Astroworld tragedy was not Travis Scott’s fault. She also mentioned that it will be her last time commenting on issues like this on social media.
Explaining Her Thoughts
“I have to make a few points here before I move on and never comment on anything on the internet again,” she wrote in a post uploaded to her Instagram Stories.
She continued, “Yesterday I made a comment that I don’t think it makes any sense that all of the blame is being placed on Travis Scott.”
The model clarified that she doesn’t know the rapper, 30, and that she “don’t care about him personally.”
Ireland explained what made her comment on the situation.
“I woke up yesterday morning and after seeing the horrific, unimaginable videos of people being crushed at his show, I was without a doubt heartbroken. When I found out that lives were lost, I was confused as to how something like that is even possible,” she wrote and added that she has been to “two of Travis Scott shows and yeah, his whole thing is inciting moshing and chaos. I saw people being stretched out of the crowd with injuries and from mostly drug overdoses. Of course there are so many videos re-circulating on the internet of other artists demonstrating how they handled fans fainting or getting out of hand… and yeah, Travis Scott failed to do so. But there were two things I addressed yesterday that got misconstrued and that’s what I want to be clear on.”
Why She’s Speaking Out
Ireland noted that videos from TikTok irked her the most as they were spreading misinformation about what happened. According to her, the clips showed people claiming that Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy “planned” the tragedy and that he’s “satanic,” which Ireland thought was ridiculous.
“Making baseless, misinformed, claims and conspiracy theories all over the internet does nothing but takes away from the facts and actually honoring those who are suffering due to this,” Ireland stated.
Relating It To A Previous Incident
She then went on and compared the tragedy to her dad Alec Baldwin’s recent on-set shooting incident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
“I was personally ‘triggered’ because of recent misinformation that spread from the tragic event that took place on my father’s movie set. And SO many people pretending like they have any idea how filmmaking and stunt coordination works. There are absolutely no parallels to be drawn between these tragedies other than there are people who’s entire job is to keep somebody safe.”
Ireland believed that multiple people should be “held accountable” for the tragedy and pointed out that Travis, while on stage, may have not heard of the commotion that was happening among the crowd.
Many People To Blame
“Regardless if TS [Travis Scott] is the worst person in the world or not, so many people had a job to do to prevent that from happening. But people in the entertainment industry will cut corners to save a buck,” she wrote.
In another story, Ireland showed a screenshot of a follower commenting on one of her stories about donating to the affected families of the Astroworld tragedy. She also blasted the Daily Mail in the following update for allegedly twisting her “words per usual.”
To end her rant, she asked reminded her followers that she’s “on the same page” as them and asked them to not believe any “news on Snapchat and Tik Tok.”