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Jeffrey Dahmer victim's mother says killers 'thrive on the fame' after Evan Peters Golden Globe win

Jeffrey Dahmer victim's mother says killers 'thrive on the fame' after Evan Peters Golden Globe win

Evan Peters won a Golden Globe for his performance in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Evan Peters took home a Golden Globe this week for his performance in Ryan Murphy's Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story - and some people aren't too pleased about it.

The actor beat out Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Andrew Garfield, and Sebastian Stan for Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture, and thanked viewers who supported the 'difficult' watch.

"I want to thank this incredible cast and crew and directors," Evan said in his acceptance speech.

"It was a colossal team effort. Everyone gave it their all and I would not be up here without them.

"I want to thank my family, friends and loved ones," the actor continued, "who helped pick me up when I fell and carried me to the finish line."

"Last and most importantly, I want to thank everyone who watched this show. It was a difficult one to make, a difficult one to watch. But I sincerely hope some good came out of it."

But the mother of one of Jeffrey Dahmer's real victims is calling out Evan for failing to mention the families who are still suffering.

Shirley Hughes, the mother of Tony Hughes, is now insisting that nothing good came from the series, or from Evan's win at the Golden Globes.

Tony was murdered by Dahmer in 1991, and was the killer's twelfth victim.

Evan Peters played Jeffrey Dahmer in the hit Netflix series.
Netflix

"There's a lot of sick people around the world, and people winning acting roles from playing killers keeps the obsession going and this makes sick people thrive on the fame," she told TMZ.

She added that, if Evan had to win the award, he should have dedicated his acceptance speech to the families who are still grieving and being forced to relive their trauma thanks to the controversial Netflix series.

Shirley's son Tony's story was told in episode six of the series.

The episode, which was titled 'Silenced', had rave reviews from fans, who praised it as 'one of the most heart-wrenching TV episodes of the year.'

In the episode, viewers get to see Tony growing up, spending time with his family, his friends, and after learning one of his friends was found murdered, he vows to take charge of his own future and follow his dreams of modelling.

As Tony was deaf, a lot of the scenes are deliberately muffled, but the focus is very much on him as a person rather than his disability.

Evan Peters has been criticised for his acceptance speech.
Netflix / Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

In his Golden Globes speech, Evan also alluded to how difficult it was to film the series - but Shirley, 85, can't help but wonder why he decided to take it on in the first place.

"It's a shame that people can take our tragedy and make money. The victims never saw a cent. We go through these emotions every day."

When Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story first dropped on Netflix and quickly settled into the top spot on the charts, Shirley urged viewers not to tune in.

“I don’t see how they can do that,” Hughes told The Guardian.

"I don’t see how they can use our names and put stuff out like that out there."

Netflix didn't have to consult with victims' families before airing the series, since the events portrayed in the show are public record.

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Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Golden Globes, Netflix