For $150,000 (£134,000), the glasses Jeffrey Dahmer wore while he was incarcerated are for sale.
That’s a lot of money for glasses.
Following the premiere of a contentious new Netflix series, which is presently the most popular program on the streaming service in the UK, attention has once again been drawn to the serial killer’s crimes.
A former housekeeper for Dahmer’s father, Lionel, contacted Taylor James, owner of Cult Collectibles in Vancouver, who told TMZ he acquired the glasses and other Dahmer artifacts a few years ago.
On the Cult Collectibles website, the legendary killer’s silverware, bible, original family photos, and papers are all for sale. However, anyone interested in paying $150k for the glasses is urged to speak with Taylor directly.
People are strange, aren’t they? I, for one, would rather spend $150k on just about anything else.
Since it was released on Netflix, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, a dramatization of the crimes committed by the prolific serial killer and cannibal who killed 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, has generated a lot of buzz.
According to the summary, Jeffrey Dahmer murdered seventeen innocent people between 1978 and 1991.
“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a series that exposes these unconscionable crimes, focused on the underserved victims and their communities affected by the institutional racism and police failures that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over ten years.”
Beyond the typical worries about retelling and romanticizing the atrocities of vile people, the fact that it was assigned to Netflix’s LGBTQ tag prompted several questions.
On the 10-part series, Kim Alsup claimed to have worked as a coordinator and frequently been mistaken for a Black coworker.
“I worked on this film and I was one of two Black people on the crew and they kept calling me her name. We both had braids, she was dark skin and 5’10, I’m 5’5”, she tweeted in response to the trailer.
“Working on this required everything I had since I was mistreated. Now, I perceive the Black female lead differently as well.
She said to the Los Angeles Times that she hasn’t watched the series yet because she worries that it would bring back memories of the challenging period she had creating the show.
Assup stated: “I just feel that working on it is going to bring back too many memories, and I don’t want to experience any PTSD-like scenarios.
“I ended up sending that tweet since the trailer itself gave me PTSD, but I didn’t believe anyone would read it.
One of the worst shows I’ve ever worked on, she said.