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Why Did Netflix Remove the LGBTQ+ Tag From Dahmer Series? Answered

Why did Netflix even add this tag in the first place?

Netflix’s new documentary, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, was always bound to conjure up some extreme controversy. In this particular case, Netflix made a pretty massive mistake by adding the “LGBTQ+” tag to the show, something the company had to hastily remove. Here’s why Netflix removed the LGBTQ+ tag from the Dahmer series.

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Why Netflix Removed the LGBTQ+ Tag From Dahmer Series

Netflix removed the LGBTQ+ tag from Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story because of intense backlash on social media over what the tag signified. Typically, the LGBTQ+ tag on Netflix is used to indicate content that positively represents LGBTQ+ people, but the Dahmer series doesn’t have that.

While Jeffrey Dahmer himself was a gay man, his real-life crimes included murdering 17 boys and gay men. It’s indescribably tone-deaf for a show such as this to portray such a brutal serial killer as some kind of positive representation of the LGBTQ+ community, especially given the incredibly triggering crimes that Dahmer himself committed on his victims. This understandably resulted in massive backlash on social media and, as a result, Netflix has removed the tag.

That’s all we’ve got on why Netflix removed the LGBTQ+ tag from the Dahmer series. If you’re looking for a Netflix series with much better LGBTQ+ representation, you might want to look into a show like The Umbrella Academy, starring Elliot Page as Viktor Hargreeves.


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Matt has been a freelance writer at Twinfinite for a year, and he's been in the games media industry for three years. He typically covers topics related to console news and industry trends for the site, and he has a major interest in first-party console games. Matt also has a Bachelor’s in Screenwriting from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is an avid content creator on YouTube and TikTok, and legend has it he once asked Super Smash Bros. Melee to be his Prom date.