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    Why Did Netflix Remove The LGBTQ Tag From ‘Jeffrey Dahmer’ Series?

    Netflix’s biographical crime show ‘Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storyis currently enjoying the number one stop on the streaming platform. Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the show follows serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer who was on a killing spree in the 70s and 80s.

    Most of the killings by Dahmer took place in Wisconsin. Dahmer, who himself was gay, murdered 17 boys and gay men. After receiving backlash, Netflix has removed the LGBTQ stag from the show on its platform. Let’s find out in detail what exactly happened.

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    Why Did Netflix Remove The LGBTQ Tag From ‘Jeffrey Dahmer’ Series?

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    Peter Evans as Dahmer

    Netflix‘s ‘Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ was released on September 21. It has since topped the Netflix chart and has met with mostly positive responses.

    However, the show has received backlash for using the LGBTQ tag on its Netflix page. Now, Netflix has taken off the tag after public outcry. It was one of several categories initially used to categorize the limited series along with labels like dark, horror, and vintage crime.

    People started expressing their disappointment over the LGBTQ tag. One user wrote: “If I need to stay in my lane absolutely tell me but anyone else think it’s pretty gross of @netflix to list Dahmer under #LGBTQ, especially when the True Crime tag would have worked?

    Dahmer was gay, as were a number of his victims. Netflix however, generally uses the tag for titles with more nuanced experiences in the LGBTQ community. This includes ‘Sex Education’ and ‘Heartstopper’ among others.

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    A Victim’s Family Has Criticized The Show

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    Jeffrey Dahmer

    Rita Isbell, the sister of Errol Lindsey, whom Dahmer murdered in 1991 has expressed her displeasure with the limited series. She wrote that “it bothered me” to see her victim impact statement being dramatized in the show.

    I could even understand it if they gave some of the money to the victims’ children. The victims have children and grandchildren,” Isbell wrote. “If the show benefited them in some way, it wouldn’t feel so harsh and careless. It’s sad that they’re just making money off of this tragedy. That’s just greed.”

    She continued, “When I saw some of the show, it bothered me, especially when I saw myself — when I saw my name come across the screen and this lady saying verbatim exactly what I said.”

    Rita stated that no one from Netflix or the show contacted her. “I feel like Netflix should’ve asked if we mind or how we felt about making it. They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it,” she added.

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