Jeffrey Dahmer's Victim's Family Outraged at Evan Peters' Golden Globes Win

The star of Netflix's 'Dahmer' failed to mention the victims' families in his acceptance speech on Tuesday night.

Netflix's Dahmer series is once again facing backlash after the show's star, Evan Peters, took home a Golden Globe Award on Tuesday night for Best Actor in a Mini Series or Motion Picture for TV.

Families of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims have already been vocal about their disapproval of the Netflix series, claiming that the show has re-traumatized them with depictions of the cruel and brutal killings of their family members.

The situation seemed to escalate again this week after Peters, 35—who plays the titular serial killer in Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storywon a Golden Globe for his work on the show and failed to mention anything about the victims or their families in his acceptance speech.

Shirley Hughes, the mother of Dahmer's 31-year-old victim Tony Hughes, recently spoke with TMZ to condemn Peters' win, insisting that, at the very least, the actor should have used his speech to mention the families who are still affected by Dahmer's heinous crimes.

During his speech, Peters thanked everyone who watched the show, while acknowledging, "It was a difficult one to watch; It was a difficult one to make, but I sincerely hope some good came out of it."

But Hughes still believes that only harm can come from a TV series about a real-life cannibalistic serial killer who preyed on innocent people, predominantly gay men and boys of color.

"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," Hughes told TMZ.

She also pointed out that shows like Dahmer—which quickly became one of Netflix's most-watched shows—portrays events that are public record, meaning the producers don't need to consult or compensate any of the victims' families for using their trauma as entertainment.

"It's a shame that people can take our tragedy and make money," Hughes added to the outlet. "The victims never saw a cent. We go through these emotions every day."

Hughes definitely isn't alone in her thinking, as users on social media have also spoken out about the controversial Golden Globes win.

Scroll through the posts below to see some of the conversations about the situation happening on Twitter.

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