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Netflix is slammed by viewers after adding LGBTQ tag to Jeffrey Dahmer series 

Netflix has been slammed by viewers after adding an LGBTQ tag to the new Jeffrey Dahmer series, who have raged: ‘this is not the representation we’re looking for’. 

Many called out the streaming platform – who have now removed the tag – saying they were ‘gobsmacked’ and ‘disgusted’ at the choice. 

The series follows the infamous Milwaukee serial killer who murdered 17 people between 1978 and 1991 – many of whom were young, gay African Americans. 

Outrage: Netflix has been slammed by viewers after adding an LGBTQ+ tag to the new Jeffrey Dahmer series, who have raged: ‘this is not the representation we’re looking for’ (actor Evan Peters in the series) 

Many hit out at the tag, with one writing: ‘Netflix added the Jeffrey Dahmer series to the LGBTQ+ tag. I am gobsmacked.’

Another wrote: They put the new Jeffrey Dahmer movie under the LGBTQ tag and I am disgusted. IT’S NOT AN LGBTQ STORY LIKE WTF.’

Someone else said: ‘This is not the representation we’re looking for’ after the issue was raised on TikTok.  

The notorious serial killer was seen in a mug shot

Evil: The series follows the infamous Milwaukee serial killer (pictured) who murdered 17 people between 1978 and 1991 – many of whom were young, gay African Americans

Reaction: Many called out the streaming platform - who have now removed the tag - saying they were 'gobsmacked' and 'disgusted' at the choice

Reaction: Many called out the streaming platform – who have now removed the tag – saying they were ‘gobsmacked’ and ‘disgusted’ at the choice

Another quipped: ‘Guys my favourite LGBTQ series on Netflix is: Rupaul’s Drag Race, Dahmer, and Queer Eye.’ 

Someone else said: ‘No way they put an LGBTQ tag on the new Dahmer series like PLEASE.’ 

Not everyone was against the idea however, as some pointed to the fact that the show does explore LGBTQ+ injustices at the time.

‘You’ve got to take the bad along with the good,’ wrote one, while another said: ‘The Dahmer case is a huge part of LGBTQ history, it’s important people know he got away with so much.’

Not happy: Many hit out at the tag, with one writing: 'Netflix added the Jeffrey Dahmer series to the LGBTQ+ tag. I am gobsmacked'

Not happy: Many hit out at the tag, with one writing: ‘Netflix added the Jeffrey Dahmer series to the LGBTQ+ tag. I am gobsmacked’

A third added: ‘And the Toronto village killer was able to get away with his crimes in the early 2000s for the same reason so the issue is still relevant.’

MailOnline has contacted Netflix for comment. 

Actor Evan Peters plays Jeffrey Dahmer in the limited series.

It will retell the story of Dahmer from the perspective of his victims, and explore major mistakes Wisconsin police made in handling the probe of the notorious mass murderer, who made national headlines for acts of cannibalism and necrophilia involving his victims.

Crime: Dahmer in 1992 was convicted of 16 murders he'd been charged with, and sentenced to 16 life sentences in prison. He was beaten to death by another inmate in November of 1994 at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin

Crime: Dahmer in 1992 was convicted of 16 murders he’d been charged with, and sentenced to 16 life sentences in prison. He was beaten to death by another inmate in November of 1994 at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin 

The show also features actors Niecy Nash, Penelope Ann Miller, Shaun J. Brown, Colin Ford, and Richard Jenkins, with directors Paris Barclay, Carl Franklin, and Janet Mock. 

Miller and Jenkins will play the roles of Dahmer’s parents, while Nash will portray Dahmer’s neighbor Glenda Cleveland, who tried in vain to report his bizarre behavior to authorities.

Peters has past worked with Murphy on a number of projects, including nine of 10 seasons of American Horror Story, as well as the series Pose.

Peters in April told Variety about the painstaking task he had taken of researching Dahmer in depth for the role.

‘I’ve read so much, I’ve watched so much, I’ve seen so much, and at a certain point, you’ve got to say, “All right, that’s enough,”‘ he said. ‘There are beautifully written scripts. You can have all the backstory you want, but at the end of the day we’re not making a documentary.

‘It’s more about maintaining the idea and the through line of why you’re telling the story and always having that as your guiding light.’

Dahmer in 1992 was convicted of 16 murders he’d been charged with, and sentenced to 16 life sentences in prison. 

He was bludgeoned to death with a metal bar in November of 1994 by Christopher Scarver, another inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin.

The gruesome story of Dahmer has past been chronicled in the 2002 movie Dahmer, in which Jeremy Renner played the titular role; as well as 2017’s My Friend Dahmer, in which Ross Lynch played a teen version of the nascent serial killer.

Murphy has excelled chronicling 1990s true crime sagas, with past American Crime Story projects including 2018’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace and 2016’s The People Vs. OJ Simpson.

Career: Peters has past worked with Murphy on a number of projects, including nine of 10 seasons of American Horror Story, as well as the series Pose. He was snapped in LA in March

Career: Peters has past worked with Murphy on a number of projects, including nine of 10 seasons of American Horror Story, as well as the series Pose. He was snapped in LA in March 

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