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Jeffrey Dahmer's prison glasses being sold for $150K after Netflix series

Jake Massey

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Jeffrey Dahmer's prison glasses being sold for $150K after Netflix series

The glasses Jeffrey Dahmer wore in prison are up for sale for $150,000 (£134,000).

The serial killer's crimes have come back under the spotlight following the release of a controversial new Netflix series, which is currently the top programme on the streaming service in the UK.

And now a man in Canada is looking to cash in on the hype by flogging the murderer's specs.

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Taylor James, who runs Cult Collectibles in Vancouver, told TMZ he got the glasses a couple of years ago along with a bunch of other Dahmer memorabilia, after being contacted by a former housekeeper for Dahmer's father, Lionel.

The notorious killer's cutlery, bible, original family photos and paperwork are also up for sale on the Cult Collectibles website, while anyone interested in coughing up $150k for the glasses are advised to contact Taylor directly.

I for one would rather spend a $150k on just about anything else, but people are weird, aren't they?

Got a spare $150k? Credit: Cult Collectibles
Got a spare $150k? Credit: Cult Collectibles

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 Netflix.

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."

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.

A crew member has also claimed that she was mistreated on the set of the series.

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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.

"It was one of the worst shows that I've ever worked on."

LADbible has contacted Netflix for comment.

Featured Image Credit: World History Archive/Alamy Stock Photo/Cult Collectibles

Topics: Crime, True Crime, US News

Jake Massey
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