Jeffrey Dahmer Victim’s Mother Outraged Over Evan Peters’ Golden Globes Win

source: Complex

Netflix’s Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has faced protests and criticism ever since its release on the platform. Jeffrey Dahmer, played by Evan Peters, was a serial murderer and sex offender who operated in the United States. 

Between 1978 and 1991, he killed and dismembered seventeen men and boys. Gay men and people of colour made up the majority of Dahmer’s victims.

Yesterday, Evan Peters won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Motion Picture for his role as Jeffrey Dahmer.

Shirley Hughes, the mother of Dahmer’s victim, Tony Hughes, spoke up against Peters’ win. 

source: New York Post

“People winning acting roles from playing killers keeps the obsession going and this makes sick people thrive on the fame,” said Hughes to TMZ.

Hughes also criticised Peters for failing to honour the victims and their families during his acceptance speech. 

“Last but most importantly, I want to thank everyone out there who watched this show. It was a difficult one to make, a difficult one to watch, but I sincerely hope some good came out of it,” said Peters.

Hughes told TMZ that the series simply makes the victims’ families’ grief worse since they have to watch the tragedy play out over and over again.

“It’s a shame that people can take our tragedy and make money. The victims never saw a cent. We go through these emotions every day.”

 

As mentioned earlier, this is not the first time the victims’ families have spoken up against the Netflix drama. 

After the release in October, the families stated that Netflix never reached out to the families regarding the making and producing of the show. 

“I feel like Netflix should’ve asked if we mind or how we felt about making it. They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it,” said Rita Isbell, the sister of Errol Lindsey.