by Ryan Murphy Dahmer, starring Evan Peters for months playing the eponymous killer, was a massive hit for Netflix. He also encountered, somewhat paradoxically, a backlash over how he allegedly glorified Jeffrey Dahmer or understated the stories of his victims or their families. True crime stories that take the killer’s point of view, or at least emphasize the killer’s point of view, are always quite controversial, but something about the horror of Dahmer’s crimes and the fact that he was played by Peters just multiplied. controversy for some people. Add to that the fact that Murphy later admitted that he contacted relatives of Dahmer’s victims and “not a single person responded,” and you’ve got plenty of support for the party arguing that he doesn’t. maybe shouldn’t have done that.
But, naturally, Ryan Murphy is standing by Dahmerexplaining in a New York Times profile that he did the show to explore how homophobia and racism allowed the Dahmer killings to continue, saying his story was “the greatest thing I’ve ever seen that really examines how bad he is easy to get away with white privilege aspects.” He also questions the current “rules”, saying, “Shouldn’t we ever make a movie about a bully?”
A little more surprising, Murphy stands ready Dahmer so much so that he objected to Netflix removing the LGBTQ tag from the series – which most streamers tend to use to highlight positive portrayals of LGBTQ people, hence its use on Dahmer offended some viewers. Murphy says he asked Netflix why they removed the tag from his show, and says he was told “people were upset because it was a heartbreaking story,” but he says it’s the goal. “It was the story of a gay man and, more importantly, his gay victims.”
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. Ryan Murphy supports Dahmer obviously asks what are the rules now with like things