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Family member of Jeffrey Dahmer victim slams Netflix

Family member of Jeffrey Dahmer victim slams Netflix

in series The real criminal genre has a lot of fans and “Dahmer: American Cannibal,” from Netflix, is the latest hit on the platform.

Production depends on the status of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmerwhich killed 17 men and teens in the United States between 1978 and 1991. The victims ranged in age from 14 to 32 and were mostly people on the fringes of society: LGBTQIA+, black or aboriginal men and low purchasing power.

Although the short series directed by Ryan Murphy seeks to humanize the victims – which is not always the case in real crime – the families of the dead, for the most part, do not approve of the existence of these productions.

Eric Berry, cousin of Errol Lindsey, one of Dahmer’s victims, criticized the series on Twitter.

“I don’t tell anyone what to watch, I know the real criminal media is huge, but if you really care about the victims, my family (the Isbells) is upset about this show,” he wrote. “Rehabilitating my cousin who had an emotional breakdown in court in front of the man who tortured and killed her brother is Wilde’s command.”

Eric said that because the murders were publicly recorded, producers were not required to notify the families of the victims. According to the boy, no one from the series’ production or from Netflix contacted his family, and they found out about the existence of the short series at the same time with the rest of the audience.

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“So while they say they do it ‘in terms of victims’ or ‘respecting the dignity of families,’ nobody calls anybody. Every few months my cousins ​​wake up to a bunch of calls and texts and they already know there’s another series about Dahmer. It’s cruel.” “

The show’s production defended the project, saying that the goal was never to humanize Dahmer, but rather to show victims’ perspectives and explain the ways in which race and gender permeate the killings.

“We had a rule set up by Ryan [Murphy]Evan Peters, who plays the serial killer in a promotional video, said:

“It’s called the ‘Jeffrey Dahmer story,’ but it’s not just him and his backstory: it’s the fallout, how society and our system failed to stop it. It’s happened many times because of racism, homophobia. It’s just a tragic story.”

However, for Eric, this does not justify the existence of the series. “It is traumatizing again [a família] over and over again and why? from how much MoviesWhat programs and documentaries do we need? “.