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Jeffrey Dahmer Victim’s Family Criticizes Netflix Over New Series

The Jeffrey Dahmer murders are in the Hollywood spotlight, and the family of one of his victims isn’t too happy about it.

On Wednesday, Netflix released “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” a series co-created by Ryan Murphy (“Pose,” “American Crime Story”) starring Evan Peters as the titular killer. But just a day after the series hit the platform, Eric Perry tweeted that the series is making his family relive the nightmare of Errol Lindsey’s murder.

“I don’t tell anyone what to watch, I know the true crime media is huge, but if you’re really curious about the victims, my family (the Isbells) are mad at this show,” he said. tweet Thursday.

Perry retweeted a video that appeared to compare a scene from the Netflix series to real-life court footage of Rita Isbell, Lindsey’s sister, attacking Dahmer. In the scene, actor DaShawn Barnes plays Isbell and lunges at Peters’ Dahmer before courtroom security stops her.

in a follow the tweetPerry said, “How to recreate my cousin having an emotional breakdown in court in front of the man who tortured and murdered her brother is WILD.”

From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, Dahmer killed 17 people, most of whom were people of color. “Monster,” however, isn’t the first or only entertainment project to follow Dahmer’s crimes. The assassin’s murder spree has been the subject of dozens of television, film, and podcast projects.

“It’s re-traumatizing over and over again, and for what?” Perry said in her first post, “How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?”

In other couple of tweets Shared Thursday night, Perry said the creative teams behind true crime projects “don’t notify families when they do this” as it’s “all public record.”

“My family found out when everyone else did,” he said.

“So when they say they’re doing this ‘with respect to the victims’ or ‘honoring the dignity of the families,’ no one contacts them,” he continued. “My cousins ​​wake up every few months right now to a bunch of calls and texts and they know there’s another Dahmer show. It’s cruel.”

Other Twitter users expressed their support for Perry and his family, and also criticized Netflix for its “negligible” other “sick” fact review. Other users highlighted the glorification of serial killers and the popularity of the true crime genre.

“True crime media is big business and thrives on the pain and retraumatization of victims and their families,” Twitter user. @shortk8ttv said in a retweet. “I encourage everyone to consider these real human beings when choosing their entertainment and ask how they would feel if they were in the same situation.”

“If you can’t change the narrative, if you’re not interested in the ethical angle, if you’re not genuinely interested in the stories of the victims, don’t make a movie.” author Hallie Rubenhold tweeted. “True unethical crime has a cost.”

Netflix did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Times on Friday.

Even before the series dropped, Netflix was furious about a trailer released last friday.

“I don’t know about some of you, but I don’t think the murders of black and gay men should be used for entertainment or profit.” one user said.

“Do serial killers really need that much screen time?” said another Twitter user wrote.


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