The new series about one of America’s more notorious serial killers has stoked plenty of criticism. Netflix premiered “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”, starring Evan Peters, on Sept.
21, and almost immediately people began to find fault in the rollout. READ MORE: Evan Peters Is Jeffrey Dahmer In Chilling New ‘Monster’ Trailer As some on Twitter noted, Netflix had put an “LGBTQ” tag on the series, which struck many as the wrong move.
Dahmer, who brutally killed 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, had come out as gay after a conviction for sexual assault in 1989, and again two years later.
It has been asserted that Dahmer used his homosexuality to secure a shorter sentence on the sexual assault conviction, and later used it to hoodwink police after a 14-year-old victim, who he later murdered, escaped his apartment.