A crew member on Netflix's controversial Jeffrey Dahmer series has claimed she was 'treated horribly' on the set. Watch the trailer for the show here:
Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story - a dramatisation of the crimes of the prolific serial killer and cannibal who killed 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991 - has caused quite a stir since it dropped on the streaming service.
Beyond the usual concerns about rehashing and romanticising the crimes of heinous individuals, the fact it was categorised under Netflix's LGBTQ tag raised a lot of eyebrows.
And now a crew member has claimed that she was mistreated on the set of the series.
Kim Alsup said she worked as a coordinator on the 10-part series and was regularly mistaken with a Black colleague.
Retweeting the trailer, she said: "I worked on this project and I was 1 of 2 Black people on the crew and they kept calling me her name. We both had braids, she was dark skin and 5'10. I'm 5'5.
"Working on this took everything I had as I was treated horribly. I look at the Black female lead differently now too."
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, she added that she hadn't yet watched the series because she fears it will remind her of the difficult time she had making the show.
Alsup said: "I just feel like it’s going to bring back too many memories of working on it. I don't want to have these PTSD types of situations.
"The trailer itself gave me PTSD, which is why I ended up writing that tweet and I didn't think that anybody was going to read."
She continued: "It was one of the worst shows that I’ve ever worked on.
"I was always being called someone else's name, the only other Black girl who looked nothing like me, and I learned the names for 300 background extras."
LADbible has contacted Netflix for comment.
The series is currently the top programme in the UK on the streaming platform.
The synopsis reads: "Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer gruesomely took the lives of seventeen innocent victims.
"Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a series that exposes these unconscionable crimes, centered around the underserved victims and their communities impacted by the systemic racism and institutional failures of the police that allowed one of America's most notorious serial killers to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over a decade."
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