The most recent true crime series produced by Netflix, titled Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, has caused quite a commotion on the internet ever since it was released a month ago.

The show, which is a dramatization of the life of the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, has seen a surge in interest in the killer who became known as the Milwaukee Monster.

 

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On the other hand, not everybody is thrilled about the fact that the series, which was co-created by Ryan Murphy and stars Evan Peters, is getting a lot of attention. On social media, many people have reminded others that Dahmer, who was responsible for the deaths of 17 men and boys between the years 1978 and 1991, should not be elevated to the status of a pop culture icon.

In the meantime, as Halloween draws ever closer, there is a growing concern that viewers of the show might be enticed to dress up as serial killer when they go trick-or-treating. In other words, they might be inspired to do so.

“The constant lack of remorse for Dahmer’s victims on social media makes me believe many people are going dress as Jeffery Dahmer and his victims for Halloween and that is so sick,” one person tweeted.

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“I can’t even believe I have to say this but please do not dress up as Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween,” another implored people.

“If y’all dress up as Jeffery Dahmer (a real person who raped, killed, and ate MINORS) just bc you barely found out about him bc of Netflix hype, you’re a f***in WEIRDO that’s obsessed with trends,” a third added.

“If I see someone dressed like Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween, I’ll be the next person to make a crime series about,” a fourth warned alongside several knife emojis.

“Please don’t dress up as Jeffrey Dahmer for halloween that’s just gross,” begged a fifth.

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People are concerned, and they have good reason to be, about the possibility that fans of the show will be tempted to take their Halloween costumes from the show. People dressed up as their favorite characters from the Netflix original series Squid Game, a Korean drama that has won multiple awards, on October 31 of the previous year, which led to a wave of people wearing costumes inspired by the show.