The determination got here after Netflix subscribers used social media to precise disappointment and anger amid the corporate’s alternative of labels for the sequence.
When the streamer initially launched the dramatized limited series about Jeffrey Dahmer’s horrific crimes on Sept. 21, one among its tags included “LGBTQ,” which not solely confused some followers however infuriated others who had been not glad that the corporate didn’t think about that the tag’s implications could possibly be used as gas for homophobia, and in addition as a result of Netflix’s recent decision to cut projects that uplifted the LGBTQ group and creators.
“Do you people not know the history of associating deplorable acts with queerness and how that is used to oppress ppl,” one Twitter person defined.
Someone else additionally took the time to clarify why they believed the label was in poor style, writing, “Lololo that’s hysterical by Netflix. Slapping the LGBTQ tag on Dahmer like “Looking for LGBTQ content?? Well boy do we have the show for you! Where every episode another LGBTQ person gets massacred & eaten! It’s like saying Schindler’s List is a family flick for Jewish folks.”
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“imagine clicking on the ‘LGBTQ’ category and this is what you get,” stated one other.
“The fact that they have this Dahmer docuseries under LGBT is really taking me OUT,” another person wrote.
Netflix didn’t say why it eliminated the label (or provide reasoning as to why it was added within the first place), however as of writing, the sequence is barely tagged as “Crime TV Shows,” “Social Issue TV Dramas,” “TV Dramas,” and “TV Horror.”