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Black Crew Member On Jeffrey Dahmer Series Says It Was ‘One Of The Worst Shows’ She’s Worked On

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A Black crew member from the Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which follows the story of the gruesome serial killer, is calling out the show’s production.

Last month, Kim Alsup tweeted that she was "treated horribly" on set and was often mistaken for another Black woman colleague. "I worked on this project and I was 1 of 2 Black people on the crew and they kept calling me her name," she wrote in a tweet that recently went viral. "We both had braids. She was dark skin and 5 '10. I'm 5'5. Working on this took everything I had as I was treated horribly. I look at the Black female lead differently now too." Kim Alsup's Twitter account is now private.

Alsup said the experience on set was better when filming the sixth episode, written by Janet Mock and directed by Paris Barclay, who are both Black. Nonetheless, she said the experience was "exhausting," and no mental health coordinators were available.

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Eric Perry, a relative of Dahmer victim Errol Lindsey, also told The Los Angeles Times, “Unfortunately a lot of the comments I’ve received [about the series] have said we should be grateful this story is being told. I want people to understand this is not just a story or historical fact, these are real people’s lives. [Erroll Lindsey] was someone’s son, someone’s brother, someone’s father, someone’s friend that was ripped from [our] lives.”

Lindsey’s sister, Rita Isbell, recently spoke out about the series, saying: “It's sad that they're just making money off of this tragedy. That's just greed.” She also said she was never contacted about the series.

Jeffrey Dahmer killed at least 17 boys and men from 1978 to 1991 and ate some of them. His victims were majority Black, and their ages ranged from 14 to 33.

Jeffrey Dahmer was killed in prison in 1994.

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