The Halloween party allows everyone to use their creativity. Witches and vampires of all kinds, some are inspired by fictional characters and others follow the trends of the moment… But this year, the fashionable costume is seriously controversial. The subject of a successful series on the Netflix platform, Jeffrey Dahmer’s costumes were massively searched on Google in the run-up to Halloween, the hashtag #jeffreydahmercostume on TikTok was typed 8 billion times and thousands of people are displayed dressed as the individual on social media.
But the incarnation of this character disturbs more than ever: indeed, unlike classic Halloween costumes, Jeffrey Dahmer, he really existed: he is a terrible serial killer, who killed at least 17 African-American men homosexuals… The families of the victims of the serial killer therefore begged not to submit to the trend out of respect for the disappeared. A message heard by some, in particular many bars in the USA which have prohibited their access to people disguised as Dahmer or even on the online site Ebay which has withdrawn all its sales of disguises as this serial killer.