The addiction for true crime it is something real and beyond the fact that it is a universal taste, the approach with which these stories are narrated is something very important and should not be taken lightly. After the success of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Debates about the cruelty of reliving these events, which many would like to leave in the past, have come to the fore again.
Rather than being one more story to tell, they are real experiences and the relatives of the victims still feel pain when remembering the aggressive way in which their loved ones were taken from them. For this reason, a relative of a victim of Jeffrey Dahmer attacked the series and called it cruel and savage.
Eric Perry is a cousin of Errol Lindsey, who was a “Milwaukee Cannibal” victim, and says neither he nor his family knew a series about Dahmer’s crimes would come out. On the contrary, surprisingly, they had to relive that terrible moment in their lives, where even Errol’s sister, Rita Isbell, is recreated second by second.
I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge rn, but if you’re actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbell’s) are pissed about this show. It’s retraumatizing over and over again, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need? https://t.co/CRQjXWAvjx
— eric. (@ericthulhu) September 22, 2022
I’m not going to tell anyone what it’s all about, I know the attention true crimes get is huge, but if you’re really curious about the victims, my family (and Isabel’s) are furious with this series. It’s reliving it over and over again. And for what? How many movies/series/documentaries do we need?
In this way, it shows us a very different point of view, because while for many it means preparing popcorn and sitting down to hang out, for others it means reopening a wound, which although it will never heal, it is not fair that they continue to open it .
Recreating my cousin having an emotional breakdown in court, in front of the man who tortured and murdered her brother is WILD. WILD.
It should be noted that the creators of the series, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, wanted to avoid focusing only on Dahmer, as they investigated the perspective of the victims and sought to analyze the reasons of race and sexual preference that led to it being more difficult to find him. killer’s whereabouts.
We started from the rule of never telling anything from Dahmer’s point of view. It’s called ‘The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,’ but it’s not just him and his backstory: It’s the repercussions, how society and our system failed to stop him on multiple occasions because of racism or homophobia. It is a tragic story.
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