Jeffrey Dahmer Halloween costume gross sales banned on eBay
The hit Netflix collection about Jeffrey Dahmer has sparked sufficient public curiosity that some retailers are promoting Halloween costumes meant to evoke the infamous serial killer.
That has prompted eBay to ban gross sales of Dahmer paraphernalia on its platform, saying they violate the e-commerce firm’s “violence and violent criminals policy,” a spokesperson advised CBS MoneyWatch.
Specifically, the coverage prohibits listings that “promote or glorify violence or violent acts, or are related to people who’re infamous for committing violent acts,” and is meant to advertise security whereas respecting the victims of violent crimes, in response to the corporate.
Searches for Jeffrey Dahmer-themed costumes, together with attire and equipment, nonetheless yield searches on on-line buying websites together with Amazon and Mercari.
The felony depicted by Evan Peters in Netflix’s present, “Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” wore old school aviator-style eyeglasses and had blond hair, main some sellers to market Dahmer wigs. Resale platform Mercari exhibits an inventory for a “Jeffrey Dahmer Halloween Costume” that retails for $49 and contains an orange jail jumpsuit plus a reputation tag.
Mercari didn’t instantly reply to CBS MoneyWatch’s request for remark.
One mother or father on Twitter lately drew warmth for posting a picture of his youngster dressed up as Dahmer in anticipation of Halloween.
“Jeffrey Dahmer will not be a fictional character whose sins you may forgive and who you may costume up as for Halloween. He was an actual felony that killed actual individuals. Imagine how the victims’ households really feel seeing individuals dressing up as the one that murdered and ate their liked one,” a Twitter person said in response to photographs of individuals impersonating Dahmer.
The present was Netflix’s ninth most-watched English-language TV collection of all time after its first full week of availability, in response to the streaming service.