Netflix has a wealth of fat with its series on real cases. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story swept in 2022 and the same has happened with hits like Ted Bundy.
The platform has been criticized for its original content that seems focused on the idea of glorifying these murderers, including real ones, to the point of creating adoration from a sector of the public.
This brings us to You, one of the most successful Netflix series that, curiously, tells a story original of a fictional serial killer, who might as well be real.
its protagonist, Penn Badgleyfrom life to Joe Goldbergan attractive man who becomes obsessed with certain women in a sick pattern and uses technology and social media to control every aspect of their lives.
Penn Badgley accuses Netflix of glorifying serial killers
With the first part of season 4 of You already available on the Netflix catalog, Penn Badgley has participated in a video of Entertainment Tonight in which he emphasizes that people should take an internal examination if their minds tend to glorify serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy.
Badgley also highlights Netflix’s tendency to capitalize on the stories of these serial killers, making them charming, especially those who are real characters, with real victims who are rarely given a real voice.
The protagonist of You points out that it is a “weird” situation, as is people’s fascination with people capable of committing such atrocities against the lives of other people.
It is ironic that the actor, who gives life to a murderer in the serie from Netflix, whoever points a finger at the platform. It is true that it is his job and that, at least, his character is fictitious.
Do you agree with Penn Badgley? Does Netflix have an obsession with serial killers that should be made to watch, or is it more up to its audience?