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Netflix Drops LGBTQ Tag From Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story After Backlash

The streamer had been slammed by users on social media for filing the serial killer show in the category.
  • Evan Peters in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. (Photo: Netflix)
    Evan Peters in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. (Photo: Netflix)

    After social media backlash, Netflix has removed the LGBTQ tag from Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

    Frustrated and angry subscribers had taken to Twitter to express their shock at the categorization, wondering why the series - which stars Evan Peters as infamous serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer - would be labeled LGBTQ, especially given that Dahmer had preyed upon the Milwaukee LGBTQ community when hunting for his victims. 

    "...Anyone else think it's pretty gross of Netflix to list Dahmer under LGBTQ, especially when the True Crime tag would have worked?" one user wrote. "Imagine clicking on the 'LGBTQ' category and this is what you get," said another. 

    It's not clear when Netflix removed the tag from Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, but as of Tuesday, the series no longer appeared in the LGBTQ section on the streaming platform. 

    Since premiering on the streamer September 21, Monster has also been slammed for "retraumatizing" the victims' families; earlier this week, Rita Isbell, sister of Dahmer victim Errol Lindsey, wrote that she thought Netflix had been "harsh and careless" in creating the show without consulting the people involved. 

    Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is streaming on Netflix.

    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Netflix, Ryan Murphy, LGBTQ