Ryan Murphy’s controversial masterpiece was released on Netflix last week. Dahmer Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a series about the American serial Jeffrey Dahmer who murdered seventeen people. He was active between the years 1978 and 1991. On Wednesday’s episode of The View, the show’s host Whoopi Goldberg attacked and argued against the show.
Whoopi Goldberg blasts the show and shows her concern for the victim’s family members
Dahmer Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has remained the top show in Netflix’s Top 10 since its release. The host of The View, Whoopi Goldberg is visibly not happy with the show’s violence and the effect it can have on the victim’s family members. She first appreciated the creator of the series Ryan Murphy by saying he “is an amazing artist.”
She further added that she would be really angry had the show been about her family. Whoopi Goldberg said, “Because it is being killed over and watching your child get [killed], and then you have to listen to how it went and all this other stuff that.”
Netflix did not ask for permission from the victim’s families before making the show
The relatives and family members of the victim have called out the show’s creators for their negligence. Rita Isbell was the sister of Errol who was a victim of Dahmer, and her person is a character portrayed on the show. She said that seeing herself on the show “felt like reliving it all over again.” The victim’s families feel like Netflix should have asked for their consent first before making such a disturbing series. Isbell added, “It’s sad that they’re just making money off of this tragedy. That’s just greed.”
Despite Goldberg’s critical take, many people are liking the show, like her co-host, Sunny Hostin. He added that some minorities are still marginalized and treated the same way that helped Dahmer in selecting his targets. The show has been in the limelight since its release and has a variety of both fans and critics.