mother of Jeffrey Dahmer victim tackles Evan Peters after Golden Globes win

Four months after the release of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story on Netflix, Evan Peters won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries for his portrayal of the serial killer. A reward that is not to the taste of Shirley Hughes, the mother of a victim of the famous murderer.

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Last September, the millions of subscribers netflix have discovered Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storya mini-series telling the journey of the Milwaukee cannibal, one of the most notorious serial killers in the United States. When it was released, Internet users were won over by the incredible performance of Evan Peters. His performance also earned him a nomination in the category of best actor in a mini-series at the Golden Globes, and to win the famous prize at the prestigious ceremonywhich took place on the night of Tuesday January 10 to Wednesday January 11, 2023. On stage, the 35-year-old actor thanked the creator ryan murphy, Netflix and also the public. “I want to thank everyone who watched the series. It was hard to do, hard to watch, but I sincerely hope something good came out of it.”

The victims never saw a penny“, deplores the mother of one of the victims of Jeffrey Dahmer

The mother of Tony Hughes, one of the victims of Jeffrey Dahmer, explained to the media TMZ that the actor Evan Peters should have mentioned the relatives of the victims in his speech. According to her, Hollywood should stop telling stories about serial killers and glorifying them. “There are a lot of sick people in the world, and people who earn acting roles by playing killers fuel the obsession and make the sick people thrive through fame..” If the actor mentioned in his speech how difficult it was to play Dahmer, Shirley Hughes confided thathe shouldn’t have accepted the role out of respect for the families who still live with the grief of having lost loved ones. “It’s a shame that people can appropriate our tragedy and earn money. The victims never saw a penny. We go through these emotions everyday.”

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Relatives of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims furious with Netflix series

Whether Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story fascinated millions of Netflix subscribers upon its release, the families of the victims meanwhile were furious with the series of Ryan Murphy. The cousin of Errol Lindsey, one of the murdered men, had pushed a rant on social networks. “I know true crime is hot right now, but if you’re interested in victims, my family is mad at this show. It brings the trauma back again and again, and for what? How many films/series/documentaries do we need?“, he wrote on Twitter. “They don’t inform the families when they do something like that (…) My family discovered it at the same time as everyone else. So when they say they do that ‘respecting the victims’ or ‘respecting the dignity of the families’in fact, no one contacts them.” Words that Ryan Murphy had denied, explaining that his team had contacted the relatives of the victimsbut no one responded.

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