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Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read

In the re-telling of the life story of a serial killer, Netflix has apparently reopened old wounds, sparking a new wave of controversies. 

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story retells the true life events surrounding the thriller of Jeffrey Dahmer, a serial killer on a heinous rampage in the late 1980s. Like any other serial killer, Dahmer had his preferred victims, mainly black and brown boys. He was caught 25 years ago Friday, July 22, 1991, and died in jail three years after. However, the Jeffrey Dahmer movie brings a rude awakening to his victims' painful past. 

The series is a record maker for Netflix and has become one of the top 10 favorites in over 90 countries since its debut on September 23. But this isn't exciting for some members of the family of Dahmer's victims, who feel retraumatized by the rude revisiting of their pains. New reactions have followed after Eric Perry spoke against the Netflix series in a viral tweet

Rita Isbell, the sister to Errol Lindsey, one of Dahmer's victims, dropped an emotional statement detailing that she was 'bothered' after watching a part of the show. 

She wrote, “I was never contacted about the show. I feel like Netflix should’ve asked if we mind or how we felt about making it. They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it.” Isbell added, “But I’m not money hungry, and that’s what this show is about, Netflix trying to get paid.”