Mother of Dahmer victim comments on “Monster” on Netflix: “I don’t understand how they can accomplish it.”

After the Netflix documentary “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” was released, the mother of one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims spoke out. Evan Peters portrays Dahmer in the television show.

The way the show portrayed her son Anthony Hughes’ death and the events that followed “didn’t happen,” Shirley Hughes, Anthony Hughes’ mother, claimed in a brief interview with The Guardian on Monday.

Hughes, 85, told the outlet, “I don’t see how they can do that.” “I don’t see how they can take our names and spread information like that.”

The source reported that Hughes hung up the phone formally after stating that it was tough to talk about her son’s murder.
Fox News contacted Netflix for comment, but they did not react right away.
On May 24, 1991, Anthony Hughes, a deaf and mute man, went dancing in a Milwaukee homosexual bar.
He was picked up by Dahmer, taken to his house, drugged, his corpse was dissected, and only his skull was saved. Age-wise, he was 31.
Amid the release of Monster on Netflix, Katy Perry and Kesha receive criticism for referring to Jeffrey Dahmer in their songs.
Shirley was present each day of the 1992 Dahmers trial.
Pentecostal priest Elder Durain Hughes discussed Shirley’s reaction to Anthony’s passing in 1992 in an interview with the Associated Press.

Jeffrey Dahmer enters the courtroom circa August 1991.

He remarked at the moment that it simply tore her to pieces. “She has made great progress. She now has a constant desire to support other bereaved families.”


Shirley is not the only member of a victim’s family who has commented on the popular Netflix series. The show was “retraumatizing” to the families of the victims, according to Eric Perry, a cousin of Errol Lindsey who watched to Twitter in September.

The last journalist to speak with the notorious serial killer defended the program after Netflix came under fire for it. Critics have said that the show “romanticizes” the monster’s heinous deeds.

Journalist Nancy Glass of

Family members of the victims of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer talk to the press outside the courtroom where Dahmer's trial was taking place.

joined “America’s Newsroom” to talk about the controversy surrounding the upcoming series “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” and her 1993 sit-down interview with the convicted serial killer.

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