Mom Of Jeffrey Dahmer Victim Slams ‘Evil’ Serial Killer Costume

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The mom of one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s many victims has slammed people dressing up as the serial killer, calling the Halloween costumes “evil.” Shirley Hughes, the mother of Tony Hughes, tells TMZ that she believes the costumes are lavishing praise on the depraved murderer and exploiting the victims and their families.

  1. The new Jeffrey Dahmer Netflix series inspired the costumes. Ever since the streaming platform released “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” in September 2022, interest in Dahmer’s life has gone through the roof. That’s likely why the costumes are flooding social media at the moment.
  2. What’s presented in the show isn’t even real. Dahmer has somehow gotten way more fans as a result of the Netflix series despite his heinous crimes. However, the series lacked many of the horrifying details of the real-life case. Shirley Hughes insisted that Dahmer’s crimes “didn’t happen like that.” The 85-year-old said: “I don’t see how they can do that. I don’t see how they can use our names and put stuff like that out there.”

The victims’ families deserve respect

  1. The costumes take very little effort. Those choosing to dress up as Jeffrey Dahmer for their Halloween costumes this year don’t need much. For instance, they’re simply donning wigs, short-sleeved button-down shirts, and the killer’s infamous eyeglasses. It’s low-hanging fruit and requires very little thought, which almost makes it more offensive. Above all, belittles the victims and their families, as it turns Dahmer into a caricature rather than a real person who terrorized and killed dozens of young men.
  2. There are plenty of Halloween costumes out there — Jeffrey Dahmer doesn’t need to be one of them. What he did was heinous and horrific. While many people say it’s not that serious and it’s just a bit of fun, that’s not true. There are very real people who are still affected by what he did. That deserves to be respected.

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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