Evan Peters, who played Jeffrey Dahmer in Dahmer – Monster, won the Golden Globe for his performance in the TV series, where he played the cannibal of Milwaukee. However, this award has aroused indignation in Shirley, mother of Tony Hughes, one of the victims of the serial killer. Shirley believes Evan Peters should have at least paid tribute to the victims.
In fact, the woman feels a sense of disgust in seeing the production continue to deal with stories about serial killers, and obviously Jeffrey Dahmer is one of them. “There are a lot of sick people in the world, and actors who win awards for playing serial killers end up preserving these sick people’s obsessions, driving them to seek fame.”Shirley says in an interview with TMZ.
Shirley further added that she finds “Shameful that people can take such tragedies and profit from them. The victims have never seen a penny. We go through these emotions every day.” These claims add to an October statement in an interview with The Guardianwhere she stated: “I don’t understand how they can do that. How they can use our names and post something like this out of thin air.”
Dahmer’s production has actually generated quite a few controversies, even if the latter only materialized after its release. In fact, the families of the victims did not appreciate the series in question, which is completely understandable. Let’s face it, no one would like to relive certain moments, still vivid in their memory. The families accused Netflix of wanting to profit from such a tragic story.
Rita Isbell, sister of Errol Lindsey, said she was annoyed to see anyone profiting from Errol’s tragedy. “I have never been contacted about the show. I think Netflix should have at least asked how we would feel about it being made. They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it”.
Ryan Murphy, one of the authors of the series, explained that he contacted the 20 families of the victims, without receiving any response. “Over the three-and-a-half years we’ve been working on the series, we contacted about 20 people, between family and friends of victims, trying to get some input, talk to people, and none of them responded during the trial. So we had to trust our incredible research team who have… I don’t even know how they came up with all these details.”
Source: variety – tmz extension