The mother of one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims is more than outraged after Evan Peters received a Golden Globe for his role as the serial killer in Netflix’s Dahmer- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
Shirley Hughes, whose son Tony was Dahmer’s 12th victim, spoke to TMZ saying that Peters had further insulted the victim’s families by failing to acknowledge their suffering during his acceptance speech.
Evan Peters Wins Best Actor in a Limited Series | 2023 Golden Globe Awards on NBC
Peters won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series on January 10th, and through his brief speech thanked director Ryan Murphy, the crew and the cast, as well as “everyone who watched.”
“It was a difficult one to make, it was a difficult one to watch, but I sincerely hope some good came out of it,” he stated Hughes Went on to tell TMZ that the series had brought up several painful memories for her as well as other families and that nothing good could come of the show or the said award.
“There’s a lot of sick people around the world, and people winning acting roles from playing killers keeps the obsession going and this makes sick people thrive on fame,” she told TMZ. “It’s a shame that people can take our tragedy and make money. The victims never saw a cent. We go through these emotions every day.”
Netflix’s Dahmer- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
The 10-part Netflix series depicts the gruesome murders that Dahmer committed in Milwaukee, and broke streaming records when it was released last September. Peter’s had released a promotional video stating that filmmakers had felt it was very important to be “respectful to the victims, to the victim’s families.”
However, several of the family stated that they were blindsided by the show and didn’t even know it was coming out. In an essay for Insider, sister of Dahmer’s victim Errol Lindsay, Rita Isbell, accused Netflix of making money “off of this tragedy.”
“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 said. Monster was also nominated for best television limited series, which was won by fan favorite White Lotus. Niecey Nash was also nominated for best supporting actress, losing to Jennifer Coolidge, and Richard Jenkins was nominated for best-supporting actor.