Twitter users issue furious warnings to Halloween fans NOT to dress up as Jeffrey Dahmer

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Halloween is still a few weeks away, but social media is already in an uproar over the likelihood that people will be dressing up as Jeffrey Dahmer this October. 

The real-life serial killer and cannibal is expected to be one of the top costumes this year thanks largely in part to the Ryan Murphy drama ‘Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,’ which has become Netflix’s second most popular series of all time.

The show, which stars Evan Peters as Dahmer, has been criticized for glamourizing the notorious murderer who killed and ate 17 victims in Ohio and Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991. 

People are being warned not to dress up as real-life serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (pictured) for Halloween this year. Instagram user Sophia Casanova recently shared a throwback photo of herself posing as the murderer (right)

People are being warned not to dress up as real-life serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween this year. Instagram user Sophia Casanova recently shared a throwback photo of herself posing as the murderer (pictured)

People are being warned not to dress up as real-life serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (left) for Halloween this year. Instagram user Sophia Casanova recently shared a throwback photo of herself posing as the murderer (right) 

Dahmer killed and ate 17 men and boys in Ohio and Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991

Dahmer killed and ate 17 men and boys in Ohio and Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991 

The renewed interest in Dahmer and his crimes has people warning others not to don a blonde wig and gold-frame glasses this Halloween, explaining that dressing as the deranged serial killer is a slap in the face to the families of his victims.

‘The constant lack of remorse for Dahmer’s victims on social media makes me believe many people are going dress as Jeffery Dahmer and his victims for Halloween and that is so sick,’ one person tweeted. 

Another added: ‘I’m am urging people to PLEASE not dress up as Jeffery Dahmer for Halloween. We get that there is a cool new Netflix show about him but this man was a real-life murderer who does not deserve the praise.’

‘FFS, please do not “Cosplay” or dress up as Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween. Stop idolizing a horrific human that committed atrocious crimes. It’s f**king weird,’ someone else insisted. ‘Go to therapy to work through your weird a** obsession, too. That s**t is not healthy.’

Dahmer is expected to be one of the top costumes this year thanks in part to the Netflix series'Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,' which stars Evan Peters as the killer (pictured)

Dahmer is expected to be one of the top costumes this year thanks in part to the Netflix series ‘Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,’ which stars Evan Peters as the killer (pictured) 

The renewed interest in Dahmer and his crimes has people taking to Twitter to slam anyone who is thinking about dressing up as the serial killer this October

The renewed interest in Dahmer and his crimes has people taking to Twitter to slam anyone who is thinking about dressing up as the serial killer this October 

Others claimed people should be ‘beat up’ for dressing as the serial killer while denouncing his crimes and the true-crime junkies who idolize him. 

‘If you see someone being Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween, please beat them up,’ one Twitter user wrote, while another commented: ‘If I see ANYONE dress up as [Jeffrey] Dahmer for Halloween, hands will be thrown, I’m not sorry.’

However, despite the backlash brewing, there are a number of Dahmer costume tutorials that have been shared on TikTok in recent weeks. 

Some of the clips show how key pieces of the killer’s wardrobe can easily be purchased online, including versions of his signature gold-frame glasses.

However, despite the backlash brewing, there are a number of Dahmer costume tutorials that have been shared on TikTok in recent weeks

However, despite the backlash brewing, there are a number of Dahmer costume tutorials that have been shared on TikTok in recent weeks

Some of the clips show how key pieces of the killer's wardrobe can easily be purchased online, including blonde wigs

Some of the clips show how key pieces of the killer's wardrobe can easily be purchased online, including blonde wigs

Some of the clips show how key pieces of the killer’s wardrobe can easily be purchased online, including blonde wigs 

Critics insist that dressing as Dahmer is a slap in the face to the families of his victims

Critics insist that dressing as Dahmer is a slap in the face to the families of his victims 

People have also been sharing photos of their Dahmer costumes from Halloween past in anticipation of October 31. 

Instagram user Sophia Casanova recently posted a split photo of herself posed as the killer when he got his mugshot taken. 

The snapshot, which was from five years ago, was allegedly removed from the platform. Casanova posted it again last month, writing: ‘I worked too hard to be censored!’

Dahmer is considered one of America’s most terrifying serial killers, having murdered 17 men and boys — many of whom were young, gay African Americans — during his 13-year killing spree. 

People have also been sharing photos of their Dahmer costumes from Halloween past in anticipation of October 31, including Casanova (pictured)

People have also been sharing photos of their Dahmer costumes from Halloween past in anticipation of October 31, including Casanova (pictured) 

One Twitter user hared her Dahmer costume back in 2020, a year after she dressed as the notorious killer for Halloween

One Twitter user hared her Dahmer costume back in 2020, a year after she dressed as the notorious killer for Halloween 

His victims ranged from age 14 to 33, and many of his murders involved necrophilia and cannibalism. He was convicted of 16 of his murders in 1992 and was sentenced to 16 life sentences in prison. 

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

Peters, 35, admitted in an interview with Netflix that portraying Dahmer in his new series was ‘one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do in my life.’ 

The actor shared that he was ‘very scared’ to take on the role due to the serial killer’s horrific past, explaining that he had to go to ‘dark places’ during filming to get into the mindset of a monster.

‘It was so jaw-dropping that it all really happened that it felt important to be respectful to the victims, the victims’ families, to try and tell the story as authentically as we could,’ he said. 



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