After the criticism that emerged on social media, Netflix decided to remove the LGBTQIA+ production tag from the series. Dahmer: An American Cannibal. As serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was homosexual and many of his victims were homosexual, the streaming platform placed the title in that category, but the decision was not well received.
On the networks, users drew attention to the fact that many members of the LGBTQIA+ community were murdered by the serial killer. Thus, the decision was insensitive and lacked respect for the victims.
The category encompasses series with the LGBTQIA+ theme, but with light content, such as heartstopper and sex education. With the repercussion, the streaming platform chose to remove the tag.
Currently, the miniseries is in the True Crime category. In addition, it is also on the list of most watched titles on the platform since its debut.
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Learn more about Dahmer: An American Cannibal
The series tells the story of Jeffrey Dahmer, played by Evan Peters. With ten episodes, the series follows the trajectory of the serial killer who murdered 17 people. In addition to murder, crimes also include necrophilia and cannibalism.
Since its debut, the title has been a big hit on Netflix. However, in addition to the controversies surrounding the decision to classify the series as LGBTQIA+, relatives of the victims also criticized the production as a whole. For them, the series can relativize what happened, in addition to reliving traumas experienced by these families.
In addition to Evan Peters, the cast also includes Niecy Nash, Molly Ringwald, Richard Jenkins, Colin Ford, Penelope Ann Miller, Michael Learned, Karen Malina White and more.
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