Halloween Costume Ideas: eBay is removing Jeffrey Dahmer costumes after renewed interest in the infamous serial killer

Netflix’s hit series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has sparked renewed interest in the infamous serial killer just in time for the Halloween season, but at least one online retailer has stopped selling Dahmer costumes.

A spokesman for eBay confirmed this CNN in an email listing described as Jeffrey Dahmer costumes are banned on the platform and are sold under their “Violence and Violent Crime Policy.”

The policy states: “Advertisements that promote or glorify violence or acts of violence or are associated with individuals with notorious acts of violence are not allowed.”

The spokesman added the ban on Dahmer costumes is not a new or recent decision.

The series has sparked heated debate for its portrayal of the serial killer. Some critics, like Sara Stewart, writing for CNN, have suggested that despite its attempt to focus on Dahmer’s victims, the show strayed into the insensitive — particularly because some of the victims’ families said they were not consulted before the portrayal been.

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But the show, starring Evan Peters, was wildly popular, amassing more than 196 million viewer hours in its first week of release.

Dahmer murdered and dismembered seventeen men and boys, most of whom were black, in Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1992 and beaten to death by a fellow inmate in 1994.

As of Saturday afternoon, a search for “Jeffrey Dahmer costume” on eBay still brings up a few listings, such as: clear glasses similar to those worn by the real Dahmer and Peters who plays Dahmer in “Monster”. And other online retailers like Etsy also appear to be selling kits that include blonde wigs, see-through glasses, and orange jumpsuits labeled as Jeffrey Dahmer costumes.

Gymnast Simone Biles also spoke out against the costumes, writing, “Put the Jeffrey Dahmer costumes back in the closet.” Twitter last week.

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Laura Coffey

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