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Evan Peters Faces Backlash From Mother of Jeffrey Dahmer Victim Over Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

January 13, 2023 | Kali Girl

Shirley Hughes, the mother of Tony Hughes, a victim of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, has expressed her disappointment with actor Evan Peters following his Golden Globe win for his portrayal of Dahmer in the Netflix series “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” In a statement to TMZ, Shirley said she wishes Peters had acknowledged the families affected by Dahmer’s crimes during his acceptance speech, reports Complex.

She also hopes Hollywood will stop producing shows and films about real-life serial killers, which can be traumatic for victims’ families. Peters won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for his role in the Ryan Murphy-produced series.

In his acceptance speech, Peters expressed his gratitude to Netflix and Murphy, as well as the cast and crew, for their support and hard work on the show. He also thanked viewers for tuning in despite the heavy subject matter. “I truly hope that some good has come out of this,” Peters stated, reflecting on his decision to take on the challenging role.

However, Shirley, a relative of one of Dahmer’s victims, believes that the portrayal of Dahmer has only added to the pain and suffering of those who lost loved ones to his heinous crimes.

“There’s a lot of sick people around the world, and people winning acting roles from playing killers keeps the obsession going and this makes sick people thrive on the fame,” said Shirley, who questioned why Peters took on the role. “It’s a shame that people can take our tragedy and make money. The victims never saw a cent. We go through these emotions every day.”

But that’s not all, the show’s talented cast including Niecy Nash and Richard Jenkins received recognition with nods for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively. This critically acclaimed series has captured the hearts of audiences and made it to the second most-watched show on the streaming platform last October.

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