Netflix The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards last week. The streaming giant has gotten its viewers interested with the new show but the victim's families are angry about the show.
Dahmer gets good reviews but families are upset
While show makes great success the victims' families are upset. Evan Peters, who played the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, also earned an Emmy nomination for Best Actor.
When Ryan Murphy's series, also creator of American Horror Story, began airing in September 2022, the families of Dahmer's victims condemned the dramatization of the serial killer's actions.
It was announced last week that the series received multiple nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Richard Jenkins for playing Dahmer's father and Best Supporting Actress for Niecy Nash-Betts for playing Dahmer's neighbor.
Ahead of the Emmy Awards on September 18, Thomas Jacobson, a representative of the victims' families, spoke to The Wrap criticizing the nominations.
"Praising and rewarding these depictions risks normalizing the actions of individuals like Dahmer and desensitizing audiences to the real-life consequences of violence" he said. "This series capitalizes on the pain and suffering of others, prioritizing the value of profit and entertainment over the emotional well-being and privacy of the victim's loved ones" he added.