Isbell suggested that the streamer should have given some of their profits to the children of Dahmer’s victims.
“If the show benefited them in some way, it wouldn’t feel so harsh and careless,” Isbell said. “It’s sad that they’re just making money off of this tragedy. That’s just greed.”
Isbell gave a victim impact statement at Dahmer’s trial in 1992, which is re-enacted in the series, but her cousin Eric Perry, who is also a relative of Lindsey’s, questioned why the series even needed to exist in the first place.
“I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge rn, but if you’re actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbell’s) are pissed about this show,” he wrote on Twitter Sept. 22. “It’s retraumatizing over and over again, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?”
Perry posted his message above a side-by-side comparison of Isbell’s statement and the way it was depicted on the show, and questioned, “Like recreating my cousin having an emotional breakdown in court in the face of the man who tortured and murdered her brother is WILD. WIIIIIILD.”