“Mother of Jeffrey Dahmer Victim Criticizes Evan Peters’ Golden Globe Award Speech”
The Golden Globe Awards is an annual event celebrating the best film and television from the past year. This year, Evan Peters was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role as Jeffrey Dahmer in Netflix’s miniseries Monster. While Peters was awarded the Globe at this year’s ceremony, his acceptance speech has caused controversy among those connected to Dahmer’s victims and their families. In this article, we will explore why the mother of the Jeffrey Dahmer victim was so offended by Evan Peters’ speech and what her reaction was.
Mother of Jeffrey Dahmer Victim Criticizes Evan Peters
The mother of Jeffrey Dahmer victim Tony Hughes has blasted Evan Peters for his portrayal of the serial killer following his Golden Globe wins.
Hughes’ mother, Shirley, told TMZ that she wished Peters would have recognized the families affected by Dahmer’s atrocities during his acceptance speech at the awards presentation last week. She also stated that she hopes Hollywood will cease making series and films about real-life serial killers, which undeniably affect the victims’ families.
“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”
Shirley has mocked, stating that Evan’s prize for the Netflix series will result in nothing positive. According to her, the repetition of the tragedy exacerbates the sorrow of Dahmer’s victims’ families.
“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.”
She added to TMZ: Evan should have used his acceptance speech to acknowledge the bereaved families or to demand that Hollywood stop glorifying serial killers in its films. And Shirley claimed that the actor should have declined the job out of respect for people whose loved ones were murdered by the serial killer.
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“It was a difficult one to make…..
Peters won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for his performance as Dahmer in the Ryan Murphy-produced Netflix series Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Evan thanked viewers for tuning in as he won the prize at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, conceding that the event had been “tough” to record and was not an easy watch.
He stated, “Most importantly, I want to thank everyone who watched this show.”
It was a difficult one to make and watch, but I sincerely hope some good came out of it.”
Evan confessed last month that it was a “real struggle” for him to accept the role of the renowned killer, who was convicted of murdering 17 men between 1978 and 1991, but that he ultimately felt “ready for the job” because he trusted showrunner, Ryan Murphy.
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He stated to the producer,
“It was a real struggle. I was thinking about it and trying to process it. I went back and forth a lot. I knew you’re a great support system, and I trust you, and there’s an honesty there. I knew that, with the goal of finishing this thing as strong as I started it, you would create a great safety net. If I fell, I could get back up, and we could finish this thing. I was up for the challenge.
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Who was Tony Hughes?
Tony Hughes was born in the year 1960. He lost his hearing for good when he was a baby because of the side effects of the medicine he was given. Hughes moved to Madison to go to college and try to start a career as a model in the fashion industry.
According to the Netflix biopic, he had trouble getting a job because of his disability. He finally got a job at a clothes store where he used sign language to talk to his manager. Hughes also said he was gay and went to gay bars often.
In May of 1991, Anthony Hughes met serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in a gay bar in Milwaukee Dahmer was a regular, and he had used the promise of sex and sexual favors to get his victims in the past. Sources say that Hughes, who was 31 then, agreed to go home with Dahmer.
People think that Dahmer had asked for a naked photo shoot in writing. Once inside, Dahmer gave him drugs and killed him by strangling him. His body was supposedly broken up by acid, but Dahmer kept his head.
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Evan Peters’ speech at the Golden Globes was met with backlash from the mother of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victim. She expressed her outrage and hurt in a public statement shared with her over 12,000 followers. This incident has highlighted the importance of being mindful of those impacted by real-life events when discussing them in a public setting. It also calls attention to holding celebrities accountable for their words and actions.