EBay Bans Selling Dahmer Costumes


It has been less than 30 days since Netflix released DAHMER-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. As of Wednesday, September 21st, the critically acclaimed crime series has been viewed over 701.37 hours, making it the second most-watched show in the history of Netflix.

Strictly from an artistic standpoint, the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, and lead actor, Evan Peters, are in line for what could become an onslaught of accolades at next year's Emmy Awards ceremony; and deservingly so. But socially, the racial components that bind the show and the real-life murder case of 1991 together have caused outrage amongst the Black and LGBTQ+ communities as well as angst with the law enforcement officials who were heavily entrenched in Jeffrey Dahmer's legal proceedings.


The executive producers at Netflix could not possibly have known just how impactful DAHMER would become worldwide. If so, they might not have released a crime series about one of the most polarizing serial killers of all time so close to Halloween. But it's way too late now, the cat is out of the bag.

DAHMER costumes are already trending on social media, along with threats of violence to anyone who dares to step outside dressed as the infamous "Milwaukee Cannibal." The mother of Tony Hughes (Jeffrey Dahmer's 12th victim) recently voiced her displeasure with Netflix for the timing of their release, citing the emotional trauma and societal commotion that the gory subject matter has caused.

"If Netflix hadn’t streamed the show, none of the families would be re-victimized... and then there’d be no Dahmer costumes this year," said Shirley Hughes, who went on to indicate that anyone who took delight in dressing up as her son's murder was of pure evil.

According to reports, the sale of Dahmer-inspired accessories has skyrocketed this month, especially on retail sites such as eBay. In response, eBay has placed a ban on transactions involving any costume and/or item that resembles Jeffrey Dahmer in any way. Because the company's policy strictly prohibits transactions that promote the crime scenes or violent acts of felons within the last 100 years.

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