Have you seen Netflix’s ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’?

I had heard about Jeffrey Dahmer prior to watching Netflix’s new release, ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’, but I didn’t necessarily understand the scope of his crimes and the atrocious acts he committed until I tuned into the series. I knew he was an American serial killer, but that was about it, and the more I learn about this sicko, the more horrified I am.

Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer and sex offender who committed his heinous crimes between 1978 and 1991. He murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys during this time span in his Milwaukee apartment and further engaged in acts of cannibalism, necrophilia, and the preservation of human body parts and bones from his victims. The majority of his victims were gay, black men.

When I first caught wind of the series about Dahmer, I was intrigued but also a little leery to watch it as I wasn’t entirely sure of what to expect. Blaine and I have watched two episodes so far, and we had to stop watching after the second because it is incredibly dark.

I do not recommend watching this program if you’re easily bothered by gore or violence, and I don’t recommend watching it alone. This man and the subject matter affiliated with him are not to be taken lightly, however, the series is educational in the sense it shows watchers how many times Dahmers could have been caught and further convicted if racism against black people wasn’t as prevalent during this period in history. I was infuriated watching and hearing about how many times police were called about Dahmer by his neighbour in his apartment and the lack of attention given to this sicko.

Simply put, Jeffrey Dahmer was a literal monster. My deepest condolences and sympathies go out to the friends, families and loved ones of his victims.

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