Netflix’s hit sequence “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” has sparked renewed curiosity within the infamous serial killer simply in time for Halloween season, however not less than one on-line retailer is shutting down gross sales of Dahmer costumes.
A spokesperson for eBay confirmed to CNN in an e-mail listings described as Jeffrey Dahmer costumes are banned on the platform and are being eliminated below its “Violence and Violent Legal Coverage.”
The coverage states, “Listings that promote or glorify violence or violent acts, or are related to people who’re infamous for committing violent acts, should not allowed.”
The spokesperson added the ban of Dahmer costumes was not a brand new or latest choice.
The sequence has sparked heated debate for its portrayal of the serial killer. Some critics, like Sara Stewart writing for CNN, have steered regardless of its try and deal with Dahmer’s victims, the present veers on the insensitive — particularly as a result of a number of the victims’ households have stated they weren’t consulted earlier than being portrayed.
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However the present, starring Evan Peters, has been extraordinarily standard: It amassed greater than 196 million viewing hours within the first week after its launch.
Dahmer murdered and dismembered seventeen males and boys, most of whom had been Black, in Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991. He was sentenced to life in jail in 1992 and was crushed to demise by a fellow inmate in 1994.
As of Saturday afternoon, looking “Jeffrey Dahmer costume” on eBay nonetheless brings up some listings, like clear glasses resembling these worn by the real-life Dahmer and Peters taking part in Dahmer in “Monster.” And different on-line retailers like Etsy additionally seem like promoting kits of blonde wigs, clear glasses, and orange jumpsuits labeled as Jeffrey Dahmer costumes.
Gymnast Simone Biles has additionally spoken out towards the costumes, writing, “put the jeffrey dahmer costumes again within the closet,” on Twitter final week.
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