Simone Biles wants anyone thinking about dressing up as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween to think twice.
The gymnastics star took to Twitter to express her disapproval of the idea, urging people to put the costumes “back in the closet.”
“im just gon go head and say it, put the jeffrey dahmer costumes back in the closet,” she wrote, adding, “we ain’t having it!!!!!!”
Biles’ post follows last month’s release of Netflix’s true crime series Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and the heightened public interest in one of the most notorious killers in U.S. history.
Over the span of more than a decade, Dahmer brutally murdered 17 people, predominately Black men and boys, engaging in horrific cruelty with their bodies. Impersonating the killer, many social media users say, is a sign of disrespect to the families’ victims.
Iterations of the costume were being sold on eBay until the website banned Dahmer-inspired items, according to Buzzfeed.
“These items are prohibited for sale on our site and we are removing them,” a spokesperson for eBay told BuzzFeed News.
Not long after its premiere, rapper Boosie called on the Black community to boycott the series.
“AS BLACK PEOPLE WE SHOULD BOYCOTT THE JEFFERY [sic] DAHMER MOVIE,” the rapper wrote. “WHAT HE DID TO OUR BLACK KIDS IS F******G SICK #NETFLIXTAKE THIS MOVIE DOWN ITS SICK.”
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