Relatives of the victims of the maniac Jeffrey Dahmer criticized the actor Evan Peters
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Peters played Dahmer in the Netflix series of the same name and received a Golden Globe for this role.
The miniseries “Dahmer” about the maniac Jeffrey Dahmer, which was released on Netflix, became a sensation. And actor Evan Peters received a well-deserved award: the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. However, relatives of Dahmer's victims were outraged by his speech at the ceremony. Papermag writes about it.
Shirley Hughes, the mother of 31-year-old Dahmer victim Tony Hughes, said that Peters is being praised for his performance. But in her opinion, Peters should have used his acceptance speech to “mention the families that are still suffering from Dahmer's crimes, or say that Hollywood should stop telling murder stories and stop glorifying them.”
In his acceptance speech, Evan Peters admitted that the show was “difficult” to make and watch, but he “genuinely hoped something good would come of it”.
Shirley Hughes thinks he needs to do more.
“There are a lot of sick people in the world, and people who get awards for playing killers support this obsession, and this makes maniacs thrive on fame.”
She also mentioned the sad reality that the victims' families live in. They do not receive compensation and do not need to be contacted for permission to use their characters.
“It's a shame that people can take our tragedy and make money from it. The victims never saw a cent. But we are worried these terrible emotions every day,” Hughes said.
Meanwhile, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has been renewed for two more seasons and will tell the story of two more maniacs. It is not yet known which ones. The script will also be written by Ryan Murphy.
After the release of the series, scientists noticed that many tend to call Dahmer and his kind of killers psychopaths. However, according to Professor James Fallon, a physiotherapist at the University of California, Irvine, Dahmer's behavior is more consistent with that of a person with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and using the term “psychopath” to describe any erratic or dangerous behavior is not entirely accurate.