Customers are not allowed to enter LGBTQ bars in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, if they are dressed as notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer for the upcoming Halloween celebration. This is due to the fact that Dahmer is known for preying on the city’s gay community.
During the late 1970s and early 1990s, the convicted serial killer focused his killing sprees on members of the gay male community in the city in Wisconsin. Dahmer was responsible for the deaths of 17 males and male children, whose bodies he then dismembered and occasionally consumed.
Before the Halloween weekend, the D.I.X and This Is It gay bars in Milwaukee posted messages on social media informing customers that Jeffrey Dahmer costumes were not permitted inside the establishments.
In a post on Facebook, D.I.X. explains that the purpose of the gathering is to “We are here to have a great time respect everyone and make sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable. Please refrain from dressing up as Jeffrey Dahmer in the bar.”
One of the customers commented on the post, saying, “Well said,”
Another user commented, “Mad respect for not allowing Dahmer costume” on the decision.
Another establishment in the downtown area has posted a sign warning its clientele not to come dressed as Dahmer.
This Is It also posted a Dahmer costume ban on its Facebook page, saying that it has received phone calls about the issue ever since the Netflix series about the serial killer went live.
This Halloween weekend, in solidarity with other queer establishments, we reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone wearing costumes that are deemed to be hateful, racist, or otherwise disrespectful. This Is It stated their conclusion in a post they made on Facebook. “This includes anyone dressed as Dahmer.” the police officer said.
The recent concerns raised by the bars come in the wake of a resurgence in interest in the psychotic killer in the wake of the successful Netflix series “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.”
Any Halloween costumes that made reference to the serial killer were not allowed to be sold on eBay’s platform, the online retailer announced.
An eBay spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Fox News Digital that “These items are banned on eBay and are being removed under our ‘Violence and Violent Criminal Policy,’”
Many people on social media have voiced their opinion that dressing up as a real-life criminal is inappropriate and has called attention to the insensitivity toward the families of victims.