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“I was treated horribly”: Netflix’s Jeffrey Dahmer Show Crew Member Reveals Horrifying Set Conditions, Was Called a Different Name For Being a Black Woman

Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series called Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has been the topic of discussion lately mainly due to the disturbing graphic content. The show covers the story of Jeffrey Dahmer (played by Evan Peters), who was a convicted serial killer. The production assistant of the show called it “one of the worst shows” she has worked on as a person of color. The families of the victims have also come forward to reveal that they were never informed about the show.

The production assistant of the show talked about her experience

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Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is streaming on Netflix

Kim Alsup, who was the production assistant for the show, tweeted last month saying that she was “treated horribly” while working on Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. She explained that she was often mistaken for another colleague who was also a person of color. Her tweet said,

“I worked on this project and I was 1 of 2 Black people on the crew and they kept calling me her name. We both had braids. She was dark skin and 5’10. I’m 5’5. Working on this took everything I had as I was treated horribly. I look at the Black female lead differently now too.”

She later told Los Angeles Times that she cannot watch the show.

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The trailer gave her PTSD

Evan Peters and Jeffrey Dahmer
Evan Peters plays Jeffrey Dahmer in the show

She further told Los Angeles Times that she has not watched the show because of the awful experience she had while working on it. She said,

“I don’t want to have these PTSD types of situations. The trailer itself gave me PTSD, which is why I ended up writing that tweet and I didn’t think that anybody was going to read.”

After a while, she made her Twitter account private as it garnered a lot of attention. She also claimed that there were no mental health coordinators on the set. “I was always being called someone else’s name, the only other Black girl who looked nothing like me, and I learned the names for 300 background extras,” she added.

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The creators of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story did not contact the families of the victims

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story received backlash on social media

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has been the center of attention lately. The show portrays the horrifying story of a convicted serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer, who violently murdered 17 men and boys between 1978-1991.

Rita Isbell, who is the sister of Errol Lindsey, one of Dahmer’s victims, wrote in an essay for Insider that she was “never contacted about the show” during its production. The show even recreated her emotional 1992 victim impact statement to Dahmer in one episode of the show.

Netflix was under scrutiny after it decided to tag the show as an LGBTQ series on the streaming service, as people claimed it was “not the representation we’re looking for.” The tag was then removed.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is available for streaming on Netflix right now.

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Source: EW

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Farhan Asif
Farhan Asif

Farhan Asif is a content writer at AnimatedTimes. Having published over 300 articles, Farhan is currently pursuing Computer Science. In the past, he has worked with FandomWire, writing nearly 100 articles for the network. He likes to go on donation drives for his local NGO on weekends. He also has a close understanding of motorcycles as he previously had his own customization auto shop. Apart from that, you will always find him playing video games during his free time.

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