Jeffrey Dahmer victim’s mother criticizes Evan Peters’ Golden Globes win

Dahmer. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer in episode 102 of Dahmer. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022
Dahmer. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer in episode 102 of Dahmer. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022 /
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Netflix’s true crime drama Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story might have been viewed more than 1 billion hours on the streaming service, but the entire show leaves a bad taste in many peoples’ mouths due to its disturbing content and portrayal of a real serial killer who’s crimes are still affecting many of his victims’ families today.

At the 2023 Golden Globes, Evan Peters received an award for his performance in the show as the infamous murderer, and it doesn’t sit right with at least one person, Shirley Hughes, the mother of one of Dahmer’s victims, Tony Hughes. Hughes was Dahmer’s 12th victim, and his death is depicted in the series, though its accuracy has been debated. He was a deaf man and aspiring model living in Madison, Wisconsin, and only 31 at the time of his murder.

Even worse is the fact that series creator Ryan Murphy reached out to the families in the hopes of getting their blessing and assistance in making the series, but he says they never responded to him. Murphy doesn’t seem to realize that the lack of response is a response. Clearly, these people didn’t want the show made. Some have criticized Murphy and Netflix for “retraumatizing” those affected by Dahmer’s crimes.

Jeffrey Dahmer victim Tony Hughes’ mother isn’t happy about Evan Peters’ Golden Globe win

Speaking to TMZ, Shirley Hughes, the mother of Jeffrey Dahmer victim Tony Hughes revealed that she is disappointed by the recent win for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The controversial series from Ryan Murphy received multiple nominations at the 2023 Golden Globes, and Evan Peters won for his portrayal of the infamous serial killer.

Niecy Nash-Betts and Richard Jenkins also received acting nods for their performances as Dahmer’s neighbor Glenda Cleveland and the serial killer’s father, Lionel Dahmer, respectively.

While talking to the outlet, Shirley criticized Peters for not bringing attention to the affected families, many of whom are still suffering due to Dahmer’s crimes. She also believes that his win glorifies the continued portrayal of real-life serial killers in Hollywood stories. Shirley doesn’t feel anything good will come from Peters’ win.

“There’s a lot of sick people around the world, and people winning acting roles from playing killers keeps the obsession going and this makes sick people thrive on the fame,” she added.

During his acceptance speech, the 35-year-old actor mentioned that creating Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was tough, but Shirley noted that he didn’t have to take the role. She dislikes that none of the victims’ families received any money from the production despite the show using real names and reenacting actual events.

“It’s a shame that people can take our tragedy and make money. The victims never saw a cent. We go through these emotions every day.”

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