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Netflix viewers warned against fangirling 'sick and vile' Jeffrey Dahmer

Gregory Robinson

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Netflix viewers warned against fangirling 'sick and vile' Jeffrey Dahmer

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Following the release of the highly anticipated Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story series, people on social media are issuing an urgent warning you may not expect. Watch Evan Peters as Dahmer below:

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The series stars American Horror Story actor Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer, one of America's most terrifying and prolific serial killers, who murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

Dahmer was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic disorder. Nevertheless, he was found legally sane and was convicted of the killings in 1992.

He was initially indicted on 15 counts, but just a few months later, he entered a guilty plea for another murder and received an additional life sentence.

Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer has left some people hot under the collar. Credit: Netflix.
Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer has left some people hot under the collar. Credit: Netflix.

Only two years later, at the age of 34, he was beaten to death by another inmate.

While most people would shudder at the thought of thirsting over a dramatised version of a cannibal and serial killer, viewers have purportedly seen just that on their timelines within hours of the show's release.

"Now that the Dahmer show is out on Netflix I wanna remind people that Jeffrey Dahmer was sick and vile," one fan began.

"There is nothing cute about him. Please do not fangirl over him or romanize [sic] him bc Evan Peters is playing him. Jeffrey Dahmer killed and raped innocent men. Remember that."

Jeffrey Dahmer at Milwaukee County Circuit Court in 1991. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo.
Jeffrey Dahmer at Milwaukee County Circuit Court in 1991. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo.

Other viewers tweeted there have already seen people fangirling Dahmer online.

Another true crime fan compared the reactions to Evans' Dahmer to the streaming services documentaries about Ted Bundy and Richard Ramirez.

They said: "Yet when the Ted Bundy and Richard Ramirez documentaries came out girls were fangirling and romanticizing them. If girls knew Ted Bundy went into a sorority house and killed and raped all of them and still say he’s hot I can imagine what’ll happen with Dahmer."

Another shocked fan wrote: "I actually can't believe there's thirst edits of Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer".

Sharing a similar reaction, a social media user tweeted: "I just saw an Evan Peters Dahmer thirst trap edit..what the f**k."

Evan has played a series of nefarious characters, including the fictional mass murderers Tate Langdon and James March in the American Horror Story seasons Murder House and Hotel respectively.

He has reunited with Ryan Murphy for the Dahmer series which is shot from the point of view of the murderer's victims.

It also explores how Dahmer was able to carry out his heinous crimes undetected for so many years.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is available to watch on Netflix now.

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix, True Crime

Gregory Robinson
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