Wednesday 28 September 2022 11:41 PM Netflix eliminates LGBTQ tag for Dahmer: Monster - The Jeffrey Dahmer Story ... trends now
The series initially hit the streaming service with the tags 'LGBTQ,' 'ominous,' 'psychological,' 'horror,' 'vintage crime,' and 'dark' upon its debut September 21, with many viewers taking to social media to criticize the streaming service for the inclusion of the LGBTQ classification.
One user wrote, 'Hey hi @netflix I IMPLORE you please reconsider having Dahmer with the LGBTQ tag, especially as one of its tags right when you open the app.'
The latest: Netflix has taken off an LGBTQ tag for its miniseries Dahmer: Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story amid flak for the classification. Evan Peters is seen in the titular role in the series
Another said, 'netflix added the Jeffrey Dahmer series to the LGBTQ+ tag. I am gobsmacked.'
One user noted, 'If I need to stay in my lane absolutely tell me but anyone else think it's pretty gross of @netflix to list Dahmer under #LGBTQ, especially when the True Crime tag would have worked?'
Another use pointed out the misleading nature of the tag for viewers, saying, 'Slapping the LGBTQ tag on Dahmer like “Looking for LGBTQ content?? Well boy do we have the show for you! Where every episode another LGBTQ person gets massacred & eaten! It’s like saying Schindler’s List is a family flick for Jewish people.'
The true crime series has also been at the center of criticism over the continued commercial success of the true crime genre, and the traumatic impact it might have on survivors.
The notorious serial killer was seen in a mugshot in a prior arrest
The streaming service faced criticism over its classification of the 10-part series
Netflix subsequently removed the LGBTQ tag from the miniseries
Netflix faced a torrent of criticism over