Serial killers have been a subject of interest for a majority of the Gen Z crowd as documentaries and feature movies surrounding their lives trend on streaming service platforms. Netflix’s latest TV series about the notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is the newest addition to a list of serial killers who have recently been put under the spotlight.
This newfound interest from most Netflix viewers has spurted Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story into the second spot of Netflix’s most-watched TV series. The trending TV series unfortunately is also the main culprit behind the increasing number of viewers who have started idolizing, or even worse, sexualizing the serial killer., and they won’t budge at all to reason.
Jeffrey Dahmer Fans Staunchly Defend The Dahmer Biopic
It honestly boggles my mind how a person can learn of the wrong deeds and horrifying crimes that serial killers have inflicted upon their victims as well as their families, and then get to a point where they start idolizing the monsters.
But the human mind is unique, and it’s only inevitable that someone or the other comes up and glorifies the concept of serial killers, and the killers too, of course. Jeffrey Dahmer is your newest sexy & hot serial killer on the internet despite having claimed the lives of 17 innocent people.
Twitter is currently acting as the hot social hub where fans of the serial killer grow in increasing numbers especially after the biopic became the second biggest English series on Netflix, and they’re everywhere-
Are people actually proud of themselves for not watching a show?
— ⚒space cadet⚒ (@armed_robber) October 12, 2022
They’re looking past the issue-
It’s a good series…?? Where is the issue ????
— Glass (@HiGlasstrain) October 12, 2022
A staunch supporter-
Unfortunately people aren’t hate watching, it’s just a good show
— Chuck D (@FeetGoblin) October 11, 2022
We’re inclined to disagree-
it's a good show 🙁
— probuilder05twt (@probuilder05twt) October 11, 2022
A neutral samaritan-
It was a well made show. Can’t blame people for being interested. We make movies about horrible true things all the time.
— ft138 (@falcontattoo) October 11, 2022
Jeffrey Dahmer’s growing fanbase is quite concerning, but not as concerning when you realize that people have always been into crime, and yes, serial killers too.
Mother Of One Of Jeffrey Dahmer’s Victims Speaks Out Against Netflix Show
It would be heartbreaking for a family member of a murder victim to be constantly reminded of their late relative’s death, and it’s even worse when you’re the mother!
Shirley Hughes, the mother of Jeffrey Dahmer‘s 12th victim Tony Hughes has spoken out against the depiction of her son’s death in Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Hughes’ son is deaf and mute, and also black just like most of his other victims.
Tony Hughes’ mother recently spoke to The Guardian and called out the inaccuracy of events in the series. She first talked about how the show openly publicizes the names of the victims and their family members-
“I don’t see how they can do that. I don’t see how they can use our names and put stuff out like that out there.”
She added in another statement saying-
“It didn’t happen like that”.
No murder victim deserves to be publicized on a show like that. It’s unfortunate that the Jeffrey Dahmer biopic has been pretty inaccurate in its depiction of the events that actually transpired, and we hope all this craze about the serial killer ends soon.