Netflix Removes The LGTBQ+ Tag From Controversial Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
In response to strong criticism from members of the LGBTQ community, Netflix has removed the LGBTQ+ designation from their Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story series.
Netflix has deleted the LGBTQ+ tag from Ryan Murphy's portrayal of serial murderer Jeffrey Dahmer's life, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story after several complained that the label was inappropriate. Soon after the episode debuted, social media users began to protest about the tag, which was meant to allude to Dahmer's involvement in the LGBTQ+ community and the fact that he targeted homosexual and bisexual males.
Those who opposed the tag agreed that the marketing strategy was exploitative and that viewers looking for queer-focused programming should see positive representation rather than titles in which LGBTQ+ people are persecuted. The limited series began on September 21 and stars Evan Peters as serial murderer Jeffrey Dahmer.
The program follows ten of Dahmer's killings from the 1960s to his incarceration in the 1990s. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story garnered mixed reviews from critics but has been well welcomed by audiences, with an 86% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The program even surpassed Squid Game as Netflix's most-watched new series launch. Monster on Netflix is far from the first film to focus on the renowned serial murderer. The show joins a slew of dramatizations and documentaries on the issue.
Murphy has been working on several Netflix projects recently, including Monster. Mr. Harrigan's Phone, a horror film based on a Stephen King short story, is produced by him for Blumhouse and Netflix. In addition, he is producing the Netflix series The Watcher, which stars Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale about a couple who are strangely harassed in their new neighborhood, as well as an untitled project on German-American actress Marlene Dietrich. Murphy also has a Me Too-inspired anthology series called Consent in the works, as well as a TV miniseries based on A Chorus Line and a TV movie called One Hit Wonders about a trio of fallen '90s pop stars.