Sugarland Blames Victims in Indiana Stage Collapse
Sugarland says that the tragic stage collapse in Indiana that killed seven people and injured 40 others was caused by a weather, God, and even the fans themselves. According to E! News, families of victims filed suit back in November, claiming that the concert’s promoters and several other companies allowed the stage to become overloaded, failed to monitor the weather, and failed to properly evacuate the area in a timely manner.
Sugarland (aka ennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush) has responded to the suit, saying that “they had nothing to with the construction of the venue,” and therefore cannot be responsible for its collapse. The documents continued: “The incident at issue in this litigation resulted from a gust of wind of unprecedented intensity, which caused a structure that may have been improperly designed, maintained and/or inspected to fail. As such, this was a true accident or Act of God.”
While that all makes sense, the next part is what’s gotten fans upset. The band went on to blame the victims for the tragedy, saying that “some or all of the plaintiffs failed to exercise due care for their own safety” and that “some or all of the plaintiffs knowingly and voluntarily assumed and/or incurred the risk of injury to themselves.” So basically, it’s the fans’ fault for going to the concert? Nice one.
Don’t you think the responsibility falls to the people who could have cancelled the concert, or made the stage safer?