The Jeffrey Dahmer Account is the third version of Dahmer’s story in the last two decades, and the second in the last five years.
In the 2017 film My Friend Dahmer, Ross Lynch performed the title character, which had previously been played by Jeremy Renner in the 1997 film.
Adapted by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Monster is a new Netflix limited series starring Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer.
This show, which has become a huge hit for Netflix, follows Dahmer as he hunts down the 17 young men he murdered.
The limited series premieres at a time when interest in depictions of real-life criminals is at an all-time high; examples range from documentaries like Making a Murderer to mockumentaries like Only Murders in the Building.
In Response to The Show, Some Have Been Accused of Whitewashing Dahmer’s Actions.
Netflix has broadcast several films and documentaries about notorious killers including John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy.
The streaming service has been accused of promoting violence by viewers following each release.
The casting of these actors has been criticized. The portrayal of Ted Bundy by Zac Effron in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” was criticized for idealizing the serial killer, who was seen as pleasant and beautiful.
Users on TikTok have commented that Dahmer and his victim Anthony Hughes would have been a wonderful couple, suggesting that they have spliced together clips from the series to make it look like a romantic comedy since the premiere of the Dahmer program.
A video like this, which was originally posted to TikTok but has since been removed, was shared on Twitter and seen approximately 250,000 times.
User @liliandaisies tweeted the following: “A serial killer and his latest victim have been the subject of romance tiktoks.
This is not a story about two strangers who switch places; rather, it is about a murderer and the guy he killed. The victim’s loved ones have my deepest sympathies.”
One TikToker put it this way: “many TikTokers have called out those who say they feel sorry for Dahmer, arguing that he was failed by everyone who was supposed to aid him.”
Some Viewers Weer Called out For Claiming They Were “unfazed” by The Show, Which Was Met with Ridicule.
Unlike previous versions, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” on Netflix contains some disturbing depictions of violence.
Especially after Netflix tweeted, “We’re sorry that some viewers feel the need to label content that depicts graphic violence as “entertainment,” some viewers have criticized
I can’t get this horrible DAHMER scene out of my head, in which one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims attempts to escape, only to have the cops actually bring him back inside the flat.
Underneath the promotional tweet, someone labeled it “vile” and said that “families of Dahmer’s victims despise this show for once again resurrecting these old wounds and exploiting them for business.”
One commenter called it “contemptible” of Netflix to “make money out of their grief,” while another questioned whether the victims’ families had given permission for their stories to be aired in this fashion.
Rita Isbell, the sister of one of Dahmer’s victims, Errol Lindsey, told Insider she was not consulted by the streaming service before the show was made, and she accused Netflix of “simply making money off of this tragedy.”
Several TikTok users have posted videos in which they claim they were “unfazed” or “unbothered” by the Netflix miniseries and that they instead wish it had depicted “the actual morbid bits” of Dahmer’s murders, implying that the series did not go far enough into the severity of the atrocities.