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Saturday, October 15, 2022 

Media glamorizes serial killers

Bailey Duran discussed how Hollywood's continuing to glamorize and romanticize violence, here being the topic of serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer:
From mass shooters to serial killers, Americans’ media digest is turning monsters into celebrities. It’s even in the title of Netflix’s shiny new hit “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” which premiered Sept. 21. It became Netflix’s second most-watched English series ever, and sits in the No. 1 spot. Evan Peters plays Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer and cannibal who murdered 17 men and boys from the years 1978-1991.

The show has sparked a renewed interest in the serial killer, leaving individuals on social media fantasizing romantically about him. The same thing occurred after a Ted Bundy movie was released on Netflix in 2019 with heartthrob Zac Efron cast as Bundy, the rapist and murderer who killed at least 36 women, including a 12-year-old girl, before his capture.

There have been at least 10 documentaries and movies made on Dahmer and at least 11 on Bundy. Obsession with true crime isn’t new, nor is the media’s willingness to capitalize on it. But what is a more recent phenomenon is the effort to glamorize people like Dahmer as victims of systems that created them.
What's most tragic is that anybody's willing to watch the modern movies casting professional actors in the roles of the real life monsters. Especially in view of how these new films apparently romanticize the filth. This is just as disturbing as the time when only so many young people flocked to see the series of Friday The 13th horror movies in the 1980s. And so too is the MSM's obsession with blaming all the wrong sources for causing the predators to take up violent careers:
Just look at one headline from The Washington Post: “Racism and homophobia enabled Jeffrey Dahmer’s crimes.” The corporate media and Hollywood will use any opportunity to blame the systems they say are inherently American. The Post claims it was “long histories of anti-Black and anti-LGBTQ violence [that] created an environment where Dahmer could murder 15 Black, Indigenous, Asian and Latino men and boys who were LGBTQ or ‘in the life’ in a span of four years.”

Because most of Dahmer’s victims were black and LGBT men, the Hollywood-media complex paints a narrative that, had racist and homophobic systems never existed, then Dahmer (who was gay himself) wouldn’t have had reason to go on a killing spree. They blame his “conservative” Christian parents for suppressing his sexuality, causing him to lash out in violent ways.

This isn’t just the case for prolific serial killers but also after mass shootings or other publicized acts of violence. Rolling Stone attempted to blame systems and garner sympathy for the Boston Marathon bomber by putting him on the cover of its magazine mere months after the bombing with the headline “The Bomber: How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster.”
If a mainstream magazine could do that with the Tsarnaevs, who knows what they'd say today about Osama bin Laden? It's also offensive how the MSM scapegoat Christianity the way they are. Let us be clear. No matter how his parents raised him, nothing excuses or justifies Dahmer's behavior. Predictably, the MSM won't ask whether religious customs and practices made him homosexual any more than any other individual raised in a religious household.

Equally chilling about these issues is how there's whole cults of violence out there who, as the Federalist notes, have gone on to commit school shootings and other such horrors. And lest we forget, there's terrible cases of sexual violence still occurring, and movies like the above have tragically glamorized those subjects too. This is all part of what Bill Maher described as Hollywood's romanticization of violence, gun-based or otherwise. If Tinseltown won't move away from this monstrosity of marketing, they've proven they have no concern over the damage they continue to inflict upon society.

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