Netflix’s hit collection “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” has sparked renewed curiosity within the infamous serial killer simply in time for Halloween season, however a minimum of 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 Criminal Policy.
The coverage states, “Listings that promote or glorify violence or violent acts, or are related to people who’re infamous for committing violent acts, will not be allowed.”
The spokesperson added the ban of Dahmer costumes was not a brand new or current determination.
The collection has sparked heated debate for its portrayal of the serial killer. Some critics, like Sara Stewart writing for CNN, have prompt regardless of its try to give attention to 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.
But the present, starring Evan Peters, has been extraordinarily widespread: 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 overwhelmed 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 in opposition to the costumes, writing, “put the jeffrey dahmer costumes again within the closet,” on Twitter final week.