Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer’s cousin is angry at new Netflix series for “traumatizing” family

Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer’s cousin is angry at new Netflix series for “traumatizing” family

A relative of one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims has spoken out against Netflix’s new thriller, Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer, for having “retraumatized” his own family.

The show, based on the true crimes of serial killer Dahmer, is the protagonist Easttown mare actor Evan Peters as the man also known as the “Milwaukee Cannibal” and the “Milwaukee Monster” who committed the murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

Since its arrival on the platform on September 22, some have found the show’s gruesome scenes nauseating, with many angry viewers believing it romanticizes and glorifies the tragic murders.

A courtroom scene went viral using a side-by-side confrontation with the current 1992 trial. In it, Rita Isbell (played by DaShawn Barnes), the older sister of 19-year-old victim Errol Lindsey, is seen screaming in agony during his trial declaration.

Lindsey was strangled to death after Dahmer’s alleged experiment of keeping him in a permanent zombie-like state by piercing his head and pouring hydrochloric acid into it failed.

“I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know the real criminal media is huge right now, but if you’re really curious about the victims, my family (the Isbells) are pissed off about this show,” an account, named Ericthulu, tweeted Thursday (September 22), along with the viral clip.

“It’s about re-traumatizing again and again, and for what? How many films / shows / documentaries do we need? “

She continued: “How to recreate my cousin having an emotional breakdown in court in front of the man who tortured and killed her brother is WILD.”

In a separate post on his Instagram story, Eric wrote, “No, I won’t watch [Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story].

“No, my family is not happy,” he added. “RIP to my cousin Errol Lindsey and all the other victims.”

The independent reached out to Eric for comment.

“It is very strange to draw attention to someone else’s misery. Especially on a global scale. I’m not naive that murder and real crime are sensational, “acknowledged actor Shaun Brown, who plays Tracy Edwards, in a Twitter post Monday (September 21).

Edwards was Dahmer’s only surviving victim to successfully escape. She also played a role in the legal process, which would eventually convict Dahmer for her murders of him.

“However, I ask that by watching this show you remember that these men were children, best friends, cousins, uncles and had dreams, hopes and goals that were never realized. I have so much love for Tracy Edwards and I hope that through my portrait you will too, ”concluded Brown.

“I hope you have love for all the victims and maybe over time you will have more love for each other.”

Read more about the true story that inspired the show here. Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer is available to stream on Netflix.

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