Jeffrey Dahmer polaroid challenge slammed after going viral on TikTok
3 October 2022, 11:21
People are looking up the real polaroids that were found in Jeffrey Dahmer's drawer and posting their reactions to TikTok. [CW // Extreme violence, sexual assault]
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TikTokers are coming under fire after a new challenge called the 'Jeffrey Dahmer polaroid challenge' has gone viral on the platform.
Last month (Sep 21), Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story debuted on Netflix and immediately became the Number 1 show around the globe. The controversial limited series explores the murders of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and the effect that his crimes had on his, predominantly Black, victims, and Evan Peters has been praised for his performance in the lead role.
However, Dahmer has also been called out for being insensitive to the families of Dahmer's victims, and actual relatives of the people Dahmer killed have slammed the show for "re-traumatising" them and being made without their consent. Now, Dahmer is sparking further controversy after inspiring an offensive challenge involving Jeffrey Dahmer's polaroids.
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As shown in Dahmer, Jeffrey Dahmer dismembered his dead victims and took graphic polaroids of their body parts in sexual poses. It was these poses that led to Dahmer's eventual arrest. When Tracy Edwards escaped Dahmer's apartment in 1991, police investigated the premises and stumbled across incriminating polaroids in a drawer in Dahmer's bedroom.
Following the release of the series, a challenge has gone viral on TikTok in which people search for the real polaroids online and then post their reactions to them. This has led multiple people to call out the TikTokers in question for using Dahmer's victims as content. It has also led people to question why Dahmer's polaroids are available for the public to look at.
Reacting to the trend, one person tweeted: "People on tiktok are upset because they couldn't find the Polaroids Dahmer took of his victims???? What tf is wrong with people? I'm actually sick to my stomach right now." Another added: "only tiktok would make it a trend to look at and post a reaction to looking at the jeffrey dahmer polaroids".
Someone else also criticised the trend by tweeting: "idk why people are bragging about not feeling sick after watching the jeffrey dahmer film or seeing the real polaroids. like you should feel sick? theyre real people w real families like? be quirky about something else".
People on tiktok are upset because they couldn't find the Polaroids Dahmer took of his victims???? What tf is wrong with people? I'm actually sick to my stomach right now. pic.twitter.com/KuTUbM1U6k— Cheyenne⁷ (@GingerNightwing) September 29, 2022
only tiktok would make it a trend to look at and post a reaction to looking at the jeffrey dahmer polaroids— dum🧸 (@soymi1ks) September 30, 2022
idk why people are bragging about not feeling sick after watching the jeffrey dahmer film or seeing the real polaroids. like you should feel sick? theyre real people w real families like? be quirky about something else— kiera☽ (@kieradj_) September 27, 2022
not some random people posting jeffrey dahmer polaroids on tiktok, yall are actually sick— aby (@grccnbriars) September 29, 2022
tiktok’s entire for you page is talking about how curious people looked up the real Jeffery Dahmer polaroids and they regret it. please I need someone to slap some sense into me. I’ve been stopping myself and hopefully my curiosity dies— Rania Jubarah (@RaniaJubarah) October 2, 2022
why the fuck are the jeffrey dahmer polaroids released for ppl to see like they’re nothing…??— qyrra 𖤐 (@irockstargf) September 28, 2022
”the jeffrey dahmer polaroids arent even that bad” ok but those are real people? this isnt some gore movie looking for grossed out reactions, this is real shit— 🐶 (@scaryterrorist) September 29, 2022
As it stands, Dahmer's polaroids have not been removed from the internet and TikTok are yet to comment on the challenge. We shall keep you posted with any further updates.
Read more about Netflix's DAHMER here:
- Where is Christopher Scarver now? Here's what happened to the man who killed Jeffrey Dahmer
- Here's what happened to Ron Flowers and the men who survived Dahmer
- Where is Glenda Cleveland now? Here's what happened to Jeffrey Dahmer's neighbour in real life
- Does Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment still exist? What does it look like now?
- Evan Peters says Jeffrey Dahmer is the hardest role he's ever had to play