Huge backlash after Netflix announces 'serial killer cinematic universe' of Ryan Murphy's 'Monster'

Critics claim that ‘Monster’ is a perfect example of Ryan Murphy's narrow mindset, as the series is about a gay man, preying upon queer men of color

Huge backlash after Netflix announces 'serial killer cinematic universe' of Ryan Murphy's 'Monster'
Netflix has announced it's planning to make Ryan Murphy's 'Monster' into an anthology series (Jason Laveris/Getty Images, Netflix)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Netflix is facing a lot of flack after it announced a follow-up to 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story'. Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan’s show will turn it into an anthology series after it exhausts every aspect of cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer, the maker announced, a alongside second season of 'The Watcher'. The popular streaming service provider said that one can expect "other monstrous figures who have impacted society."

Though, the ratings for 'Monster' skyrocketed, it also didn’t take long for it to become the most debated show. True crime dramas have a reputation for being exploitative or glorifying horrific real-life events. Especially, in the case of 'Monster', it became controversial after pushback from surviving family members of Dahmer’s victims. Several people openly questioned the ethics of the show for dramatizing Dahmer’s crimes, as many viewers' responses were similar to those for any fictional entertainment. Many are now accusing them of portraying real serial killers as TV protagonists, reported the DailyDot.

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The maker, Ryan Murphy is also in the eye of the storm for allegedly being exploitative or tone-deaf to issues related to queer and minority characters in his works. The critics claim that ‘Monster’ is a perfect example of his narrow mindset, as the series is about a gay man, preying upon queer men of color. However, Murphy responded to such accusations by defending that queer media need not be "uplifting and happy," and it doesn’t arrest the wider ethical concerns when it comes to dramatizing the gruesome killing of people in real life.

As per the report, Twitter reacted strongly to the reports of turning ‘Monster’ into an anthology, where one said, “This is the most american thing ive ever heard of and i hate it.” The second one reacted by writing, “Every single family didn't respond to them, families complained, and the audience is tone deaf. So with all of that together there was only one option after that.... make TWO. FUCKING. MORE? Likely to be Gacy & Bundy which we know everything HUMANLY & INHUMANLY possible about.”

Activist Wagatwe Wanjuki tweeted, “Netflix saw how Ryan Murphy went against the victims wishes and re-opened new traumas and was like YES! let's reward this!!!!!” Another user shared a GIF with the caption, “Netflix after seeing children dressing up as one of the most horrific serial killers of the last century for Halloween.” One tweeted, “Netflix continuing to push society back years.” “Traumatized family members of victims: Ah shit,” wrote another netizen. Another reacted, "Oh my god they actually are making a serial killer cinematic universe."

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