'Makes sick people thrive on the fame': Jeffrey Dahmer victim's mother slams Evan Peters' Golden Globe win
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: One of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims' mother is furious at Evan Peters over his recent win at the Golden Globe awards. Evan played the role of the infamous serial killer on Netflix’s popular series, ‘Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’. He was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series. However, victim Tony Hughes’ mother didn’t take it lightly and came out to protest against the actor.
Shirley fumed saying, "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 the fame." She claimed that Evan's win for the Netflix series wouldn't lead to anything good. Shirley also questioned Evan's decision to accept the role and claimed that out of respect for the families still dealing with the grief of losing loved ones, he shouldn't have taken on the role.
Shirley 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." Meanwhile, earlier Evans expressed his hope to the audience during his acceptance speech that his achievement and the series will result in something positive. According to Daily Mail, the 35-year-old said, “Thank you to the HFPA, thank you to Netflix and Mr. Ryan Murphy for letting me be a part of your brilliant vision again... and the entire post-production team for showing me how they work their brilliant magic. I want to thank this incredible cast and crew and directors.”
Evan also talked about how challenging filming the Dahmer series was in his address. “It was a colossal team effort. Everyone gave it their all and I would not be up here without them. I want to thank my family, friends, and loved ones who carried me to the finish line. And last but most importantly I want to thank everyone who watched the show it was a difficult one to make, a difficult one to watch but I sincerely hope some good came out of it.” Meanwhile, this was not the first time the immensely popular Netflix series has received backlash from the victims' families.
The widespread criticism of the show forced co-creator Ian Brennan to come to its defense. Brennan gave an alternative viewpoint to Page Six, saying, “I think we show a human being. He’s monstrously human and he’s monstrously monstrous and that’s what we wanted to sort of unpack… We tried to show an objective portrait as possible. We did our homework.” “It’s interesting when horrific stories like that resonate with people. I think it’s a way for people to approach scary things about themselves, watch it (being) portrayed on the screen,” he added.