Hey Netflix lovers… The new true-crime Netflix show, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” has started a strange trend in collectibles. An unusual item, glasses from imprisoned killer Jeffrey Dahmer, is now for sale at a large price of $150,000 (£132,625). I wonder who wanna buy that?? but this is true.
Jeffrey Dahmer Glasses for Sale
Cult Collectibles in Vancouver, run by Taylor James, is selling the glasses. He got them from Dahmer’s dad’s ex-house cleaner. These aviator glasses are just like the ones actor Evan Peters wears in the show and have started many conversations. But, some people, especially the victim’s families, are not happy. Of course.. why would they be?
Along with the glasses, other items are for sale too. That include paperwork, family pictures, Bibles, and silverware from Dahmer’s previous home. Some of these items are already gone, bought by collectors interested in true crime.
Dahmer’s stuff has sold for high prices before. Earlier this year, another pair of his glasses sold in a secret deal to a high-paying buyer. This sparks debate about the right and wrong of selling objects linked to famous criminals.
As we have already talked and know from our previous blogs, Jeffrey Dahmer committed 16 murders and received life imprisonment in 1992. He didn’t survive long in jail – another inmate killed him. The glasses for sale now stir chilling memories of this killer’s dark past.
“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” sure pulls a crowd. But it’s not all applause. The show presents sensitive, uncomfortable events, which some folks reckon doesn’t respect Dahmer’s victims’ families.
And the pain goes deeper. Lots of Dahmer’s victims were young. Some of them were black, gay and lawyers. Tweeted his displeasure about folks portraying Dahmer like some white serial killer heartthrob. This backlash against the Netflix series raises questions. Should show creators tread lighter around heavyweight topics? What about the families left in the wake?
Amid the uproar, Dahmer’s glasses went up for sale. A stark reminder of our bizarre fascination with crime. There’s a slight difference between crime show enthusiasts and the grim reality of the awful deeds by criminals like Dahmer. Seeking a piece of such dark history makes us question the ethics of cashing in on someone else’s misery.