Eagle-eye followers of “Stranger Issues” began a TikTok conspiracy that late serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is within the background of one of many scenes from the present’s fourth season.
A video was posted on the social media platform displaying a personality from the present, Max, getting off a college bus however specializing in a personality within the background. The video then cuts to a scene from the brand new Netflix docuseries, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.”
The background character is blond and has his hair styled the identical method Dahmer styled his, and he additionally wore the identical glasses as Dahmer.
Whereas the Duffer Brothers, the creators of the favored present, are recognized to make references to the time interval through which “Stranger Issues” takes place, it appears as if this concept is unlikely to be true. Dahmer graduated from highschool in 1978 and the present takes place in 1984.
TikTok doesn’t appear to be involved with the truth that the conspiracy concept possible isn’t attainable, as customers proceed to touch upon the video.
The feedback part is stuffed with folks commenting “OMG,” with one writing, “it was a reference I’m virtually certain.” There have been some commenters, nonetheless, who have been fast to level out it wasn’t attainable and that the man they see on display seems like some other teenager from the Eighties, with one saying everybody else within the feedback part have been reaching.
There was an elevated quantity of curiosity in Dahmer and his life and crimes because the launch of the Netflix docuseries this month. The present follows Dahmer all through his childhood and early maturity, showcasing his rocky relationship together with his father and mentally unstable mom.
It additionally dives into his varied crimes, beginning the sequence together with his last crime of tried homicide throughout which his sufferer managed to get away, in the end resulting in Dahmer’s arrest. Dahmer killed 17 males and boys between 1978 and 1991. He was murdered in jail in 1994.
Whereas the present has turn out to be an on the spot hit, it precipitated some controversy shortly after its launch when family members of the victims spoke out towards the sequence, stating they have been being retraumatized. In addition they took situation with the truth that nobody reached out to them prior to creating the present.
“If I did not know any higher, I might’ve thought it was me. Her hair was like mine, she had on the identical garments,” Rita Isbell, whose brother, Errol Lindsey, was a sufferer, mentioned to Insider. “That is why it felt like reliving it yet again. It introduced again all of the feelings I used to be feeling again then.”
Isbell was referring to a scene within the docuseries through which an actress is seen giving a sufferer affect assertion in Dahmer’s trial, which, in keeping with her, was “verbatim precisely what (she) mentioned.”
“I used to be by no means contacted concerning the present,” Isbell mentioned. “I really feel like Netflix ought to’ve requested if we thoughts or how we felt about making it. They did not ask me something. They only did it.”
The present options Evan Peters, who portrays the serial killer.