Netflix Removes ‘LGBTQ’ Tag From Jeffrey Dahmer Biopic After Backlash: Report

Netflix has reportedly heeded demands from social media users, who recently became furious after the streaming service giant labeled a biopic about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer as “LGBTQ” content.

On September 21, Netflix debuted Dahmer: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, a 10-part fictional dramatization of Dahmer’s life, confession, arrest and sentencing. Dahmer pleaded guilty to insanity to the murders of 16 men and underage boys in Milwaukee and Ohio between 1978 and 1991, although a jury later found him mentally competent. He was charged with another murder but not convicted.

Dahmer lured most of his victims into his or his grandmother’s apartment under the pretense of taking nude photos of them or otherwise engaging in sexual activity with them. He then drugged them, strangled them, and dismembered their bodies. In some cases, Dahmer kept some of her body parts for masturbation purposes. Police discovered several severed heads, hearts, penises and even complete skeletons at his home. Dahmer also admitted to engaging in necrophilia and cannibalism.

Most of Dahmers the victims were gay and racial or ethnic minorities.

Allegedly because Dahmer was a homosexual and most of his victims were identified as members of the gay community, Netflix flagged the series as “LGBTQ” content. Many on social media then complained about the connection between Dahmer and the LGBTQ community.

one tick tock user called @lizthelezbo also questioned “why the heck” would Netflix label the series as “LGBTQ” since “this isn’t the portrayal we’re looking for” even if it was “technically true” that Dahmer was gay.

Netflix has since removed the “LGBTQ” tag, although it’s unclear when that happened.

A family member of one of Dahmer’s victims has also stated on social media that documentaries like “Dahmer – Monster” are constantly “retraumatizing”.[e]”The families of the victims.

On Thursday, Eric Perry, a cousin of Rita Isbell, the eldest sister of Errol Lindsey, whom Dahmer murdered in 1991, was tweeted: “I don’t tell anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge but if you’re really curious about the victims my family (the Isbells) are mad at this show. It’s always neutraumatizing, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?”

“As if it were WILD to recreate my cousin having an emotional breakdown in court over the man who tortured and murdered her brother. WIIIIIILD,” he added.

Dahmer was sentenced to 16 life terms in 1992. In November 1994, fellow inmate Christopher Scarver murdered Dahmer while he was performing work duties. Scarver also confessed to hitting another inmate, Jesse Anderson, with clubs. Scarver, a schizophrenic who had previously been convicted of murder, was sentenced to two more life sentences for the deaths of Dahmer and Anderson.

Corresponding reportsDahmer became a born-again Christian and was baptized into Christ’s Church before his death. Netflix Removes ‘LGBTQ’ Tag From Jeffrey Dahmer Biopic After Backlash: Report

Laura Coffey

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