Rapper Boosie Badazz is calling on the Black community to boycott the new Netflix series: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, based on the fact that many of the serial killer’s victims were Black.
Boosie first took to Twitter Thursday morning to express his feelings about the biographical crime drama, calling on the streaming giant to remove the show from its programming.
“AS BLACK PEOPLE WE SHOULD BOYCOTT THE JEFFERY [sic] DAHMER MOVIE,” the rapper wrote. “WHAT HE DID TO OUR BLACK KIDS IS F***KING SICK #NETFLIX TAKE THIS MOVIE DOWN ITS SICK.”
He followed up with a 40-second video in which he repeatedly calls the series “sick” and urges Black people to ban the project.
“This is some sick s**t, what he did to our race!…The victims’ families should be getting paid off every dollar Netflix make.”
Boosie’s reaction comes after Rita Isbell, a family member of one of Dahmer’s victims, spoke out about the trauma caused by watching the horror play out on television, yet again.
“When I saw some of the show, it bothered me,” Isbell told Insider. “Especially when I saw myself — when I saw my name come across the screen and this lady saying verbatim exactly what I said,” she said, referring to the reenact of her 1992 court statement.
Isbell told Insider she only watched the part of the episode she appeared in. “I didn’t watch the whole show. I don’t need to watch it. I lived it. I know exactly what happened.”
Fans on social media expressed mixed reactions to Boosie’s request; some agreed with the rapper, while others say it “shines a light on what was done to the black community and how it was allowed due to racism and police negligence.”
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