On January 10, at the 80th Golden Globe Awards, one of the winners was actor Evan Peters, who won not only the statuette for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie, but also quite a bit of fame after starring in the controversial series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story on Netflix, a triumph that has not been celebrated by the entire audience.
One of those people was Shirley Hughes, mother of Tony Hughes, one of Dahmer’s multiple victims, since the woman, who assures that the actor won with his tragedy, should at least have used her acceptance speech to empathetically mention the families of the victims who still suffer.
Although Evan was proud and happy for his triumph, for his part, Shirley considers it an important insult to his pain, because he believes that people who win roles playing murderers maintain the obsession and this makes sick people move forward with the fame.
In addition, the woman also dismissed the “hope” of the actor, who said that something positive would come out of the series, questioning why he had taken the role in the first place. It is worth mentioning that in his speech, Evan Peters indicated that he hoped that “something good has come out” of his performance, which is why Shirley was skeptical of that idea and stated that this type of production only fuels the pain of families and that , out of respect for them, he should not have accepted the role and continued with the project.
It’s a shame that people can take our tragedy and make money. The victims never saw a penny. We go through these emotions every day.
However, Shirley is not the only one who considers that the actor’s speech was foolish, as several Twitter users expressed their astonishment to hear that in his thanks he only named the viewers and the platform, but did not acknowledge the victims. especially after all the backlash and comments he received from family members.
Let’s remember that since last September, after Netflix launched the ten-episode series in which he tells the gruesome story of the “Milwaukee butcher”, the relatives of the victims criticized the project and affirmed that the program was “retraumatizing” to those who lost their loved ones at the hands of Jeffrey Dahmer.