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Jeffrey Dahmer Halloween Costumes Became So Popular That eBay Personally Banned Them To Stop People From Dressing Up as a Real Life Serial Killer

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Netflix released  Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story on September 21, 2022. The 10-episode series followed the story of the real-life serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and soon became one of the most-watched shows on the streaming platform. Although the series claims that it tells the story from his victims’ point of view, it still received a huge backlash. Many of the victims’ families came forward to call out the series for revisiting the story of a man who targeted young men.

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Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Even after all the criticism, the crime drama still became the second most-watched series on Netflix. The series became popular, and with Halloween just around the corner, people are getting ready to dress up as one of the most notorious serial killers in the United States.

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eBay Bans the Sale of Jeffrey Dahmer Halloween Costumes 

Every year on October 31, people celebrate Halloween. They dress up as supernatural or folkloric beings or any popular or trending character. The same has happened with the Netflix show, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. With its growing popularity, ideas to dress up as Jeffrey Dahmer also started coming out. 

The e-commerce company eBay also started selling costumes based on the character from the Netflix series. But now the online selling platform has banned the costumes due to violating its policy. A spokesperson for eBay said that many of these clothing items have been taken down after moderators combed the site.

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Evan Peters in Netflix’s Jeffrey Dahmer series

Following the release of Ryan Murphy’s Netflix show, which stars Evan Peters, eBay saw a huge surge in the sale of costumes inspired by the serial killer. After this, the website banned these costumes as its policy does not support benefiting from anything that is closely associated with a crime. 

eBay’s official policy says that the e-commerce website forbids items closely associated with or that benefit violent felons, their acts, or crime scenes within the past 100 years.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Creator Responds To Online Backlash

Since the release of the Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, families of the 17 victims have been vocal about how the series traumatized them.

The show creator Ryan Murphy has claimed this was not his intent, and he wanted to focus the story on the victims instead of Jeffrey Dahmer. The Netflix show became one of the most popular shows, but the creators of the show have also been criticized for making the show.

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Ian Brennan

One of the creators of the show Ian Brennan responded to the online backlash the show is receiving. During his interview with PageSix, Brennan said, “I think we show a human being. He’s monstrously human, and he is monstrously monstrous, and that’s what we wanted to sort of unpacking.”

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He also said that the creators tried to show an objective portrait as possible, and they did their homework. However, he did not respond to allegations that the show forced victims’ families to relive their trauma or how they went on to create the show without even contacting these families.

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A still from the TV series

While some mentioned the fouls in the series many even pointed out the social issues the Netflix show represented. Many social media users referenced how the series presented that Dahmer’s neighbor complained many times about the foul odors and loud noises from Dahmer’s house, but authorities did not take it seriously.

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is currently the second most-watched series on Netflix. All 10 episodes of the series are available to stream on Netflix. 

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.