Netflix Drops LGBTQ Tag on Jeffrey Dahmer Series After Outrage

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday September 28, 2022

Evans Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer in "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story"
Evans Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer in "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story"   (Source:Netflix)

After viewer outrage, Netflix has decided not to tag the Ryan Murphy-produced "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" series with an LGBTQ tag.

As reported by the New York Post, social media took the streamer's decision to tag the series as LGBTQ to task for the tag—with some seeing the reasoning behind the tag and other objecting.

The story, focused on the deranged serial killings of Jeffrey Dahmer, has gripped many in the LGBTQ community.

"Why the f—k did Netflix tag the Jeffrey Dahmer documentary LGBTQ?" one person commented on TikTok alongside images showing the old tag alongside others for "ominous," "psychological" and '"horror."

Dahmer reportedly murdered and dismembered 17 men, with many of them identifying as gay. In response to the show, the victims' families have said that the series has triggered traumatic memories for no good reason.

"Imagine clicking on the 'LGBTQ' category and this is what you get," wrote one user, posting an image of Evan Peters in character as the Milwaukee killer.

"I mean, I know it's technically true," said one viewer about the LGBTQ tag, but "this is not the representation we're looking for."

Like it or not, the Dahmer story is a big part of LGBTQ history, wrote one user, "It's important people know he got away with so much."

A "bi nurse" on TikTok added, "I mean, it is something that greatly impacted the lgbtq community, right? Educational purposes?!"

What do you think? Should the series be tagged to LGBTQ history?