Netflix Removes LGBTQ Tag From Jeffrey Demar Series After Backlash: The Jeffrey Dahmer limited series “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” on Netflix no longer carries the LGBTQ label.
It was developed by Ryan Murphy. The drama, which debuted on the streaming service on September 21 and starred Evan Peters as the infamous serial murderer, was LGBTQ-friendly for at least two days. Variety received confirmation from a person with knowledge of the case that the LGBTQ tag had been removed as of Friday, September 23.
Many users criticized Netflix for the choice after the company decided to classify “Dahmer” as LGBTQ content on social media. The tag is typically used to draw attention to programs like “Heartstopper” and “S*ex Education,” both of which portray LGBTQ characters and themes positively.
Since the serial killer was a gay guy, “Dahmer” technically has an LGBTQ character, but as one TikTok user stated, “This is not the representation we’re looking for.” “Netflix, I implore you to please reconsider having Dahmer with the LGBTQ tag, especially as one of its tags right when you open the app,” another subscriber wrote on Twitter.
To aid the streaming service’s search algorithm, Netflix groups all of its movies and television shows into categories. For instance, “Dahmer” was previously labeled as “LGBTQ,” “ominous,” “psychological,” “horror,” “vintage crime,” and “dark.”
“Dahmer” has been a rating success for Netflix since its debut on September 21 with 196.2 million viewers in its first week. Less favorable reviews have surfaced. The series was criticized for being “typical” by Variety television critic Caroline Framke, who also called it “a dreary, sepia-toned trudge that barely justifies its own existence.”
Netflix has removed the LGBTQ tag on ‘Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ following backlash from subscribers. pic.twitter.com/m5XgvvbHbX
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The controversy over the tag removal is far from the only one that “Dahmer” has courted since its release. The series has been criticized by the real families of Dahmer’s victims. Rita Isbell, Errol Lindsey’s sister, said, “It’s unfortunate that they’re just making money off of this tragedy. That is merely greed.”
Netflix ignored Variety’s repeated efforts for an official response to the situation. You may now stream “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.”