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People are being warned not to dress as Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween

Gabriella Ferlita

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People are being warned not to dress as Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which stars Evan Peters as the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, has taken the number one spot on Netflix following its release last week.

Check out the trailer for the chilling series here:

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But as Halloween draws ever closer, people are being warned not to dress up as the mass murderer, who was responsible for the deaths and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. 

Some viewers took to Twitter to share their concern at the timing of the popularity surrounding the series, and the potential likelihood of people imitating the serial killer in the name of a popular holiday.

One social media user, Nicole Murray, shared her thoughts on the possibility, writing: “The constant lack of remorse for Dahmer’s victims on social media makes me believe many people are going dress as Jeffery Dahmer and his victims for Halloween and that is so sick.”

Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 young men and boys before being arrested in 1991. Credit: ARCHIVIO GBB/Alamy
Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 young men and boys before being arrested in 1991. Credit: ARCHIVIO GBB/Alamy

“And remember, dressing up as Ted Bundy or any real killer is not the same as dressing up as a fictional slasher,” another Twitter user, @Maumancillaa wrote. “More so with the series that just came out, I don't want to see a f***ing Jeffrey Dahmer on Halloween.”

“White people, do NOT dress up like Jefferey Dahmer for Halloween this year,” a third person, Dee Holt, urged.

A fourth said: “Since it’s officially October I feel like people need to be reminded that serial killers are not Halloween costume.”

And a fifth user, @g0thwannabe, wrote: “No one wants to see your skinny blonde boyfriend dressed as Jeffery Dahmer. Real people were and still are affected. Victims’ trauma is not your Halloween costume.”

While it may seem far-fetched for trick-or-treaters to want to dress up as a convicted killer simply because of a TV series, it's not the first time that a popular Netflix show has influenced people's Halloween costumes.

Last year, Squid Game took the world by storm, becoming one of the highest-streamed shows on the platform at the time. The series even managed to remain in the top 10 until the end of November 2021.

And this sparked a wave of costume companies jumping on the band wagon, with the show's iconic green tracksuits becoming the go-to Halloween costume.

Chinese costume producers in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, told the Global Times that daily sales of different costumes from the series reached as much as 3,000 units per day following the show’s rise.

And another worker in Futian, Guangdong Province said that their factory had to 'work overtime' to meet the high demands.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Halloween, TV and Film

Gabriella Ferlita
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