Jeffery Dahmer Controversy


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Families of Jeffery Dahmer’s victims are outraged over the new documentary “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story ” which originally aimed to tell the stories of the victims, but families say it has done the opposite. 


The show written by Ryan Murphy has become the second most watched English show on Netflix following Stranger Things. Evan Peters portrays the serial killer, Dahmer, who lured gay black men into his home who he dismembered and ate. 


The victims have claimed they did not know Netflix was releasing the story. Rita Isbel, sister of Eroll Lindsey (one of Dhamer’s victims), had her impact statement used in the show, which she claims was put in without her consent.


“I was never contacted about the show. I feel like Netflix should’ve asked if we mind or how we felt about making it.” Isbel says. “They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it.”


Isbel’s impact statement was portrayed in the show, which she claims was put in without her consent. 


Along with that, Netflix viewers were shocked that the show was put under the “LGBTQ” category. Tiktok users were outraged, claiming that this was not the representation they were looking for. 


Shirley Hughes, the mother of Dhamers victim Tony Hughes, claims that the show does not correctly portray the killing of her son,  saying it “Didn’t happen like that.” 


The release of the documentary has had people asking if telling the story of Dahmer is necessary, and if it is educating the people or ripping open old wounds of the people related to victims of Dhamers crimes.