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Jeffrey Dahmer hashtag blocked by Instagram

Daisy Phillipson

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Jeffrey Dahmer hashtag blocked by Instagram

Jeffrey Dahmer is on the front pages once more with the release of the record-breaking Netflix series, but it's a different story over on Instagram.

You see, anyone who tries to search the hashtag '#jeffreydahmer' on the social media app will struggle as it looks like it has been blocked.

Instead of streams of content on the cannibalistic serial killer, users have been met with the following message: "This hashtag is hidden.

"Posts for #jeffreydahmer have been limited because the community has reported some content that may not meet Instagram's Community Guidelines."

It's a no for anyone searching #jeffreydahmer on Instagram. Credit: Instagram
It's a no for anyone searching #jeffreydahmer on Instagram. Credit: Instagram

Although we don't know which content in particular caused offence, it's not all that surprising given the very nature of Dahmer's crimes.

The Milwaukee Cannibal, as he was also known, was convicted of killing of seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

Gruesome details of how he carried out the murders and what he did with the bodies after were explored in Ryan Murphy's new dramatisation Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which sees Evan Peters portraying the serial killer.


As well as exploring how he targeted mostly POC and members of the LGBTQ+ community, the series also delves into the failures of law enforcement and systemic racism that allowed Dahmer to continue with his crimes for so long.

Jeffrey Dahmer was able to carry on his killing spree for 13 years. Credit: Milwaukee Police Department
Jeffrey Dahmer was able to carry on his killing spree for 13 years. Credit: Milwaukee Police Department

After finally being caught, he was sentenced to 16 terms of life imprisonment in both Wisconsin and Ohio, but he was beaten to death by a fellow inmate Christopher Scarver in 1994.

Scarver, who had been locked up at Columbia Correctional Facility alongside Dahmer for a previous offence, spoke to the New York Post in 2015 about what the murderer was like in prison.


"He crossed the line with some people - prisoners, prison staff," he said. "Some people who are in prison are repentant, but he was not one of them.

“I saw heated interactions between [Dahmer] and other prisoners from time to time." 

Scarver said that he avoided Dahmer for a long time as he didn't want to get involved with the killer’s sickening brand of humour

But after discovering how he killed, dismembered and sometimes ate his victims, Scarver became enraged and ended up fatally bludgeoning both Dahmer and Jesse Anderson, who was convicted for murdering his wife.



It was a gruesome end to a horrific life, one that has been discussed in great depth amid the new series.

As for the hashtag ban, any number of posts could've violated Instagram's Community Guidelines, from only posting 'appropriate' content to avoiding scenes of graphic violence.

LADbible has contacted Instagram for a comment.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Instagram, Crime, Netflix, TV and Film, Social Media

Daisy Phillipson
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