Texas pizzeria slammed over 'Jeffrey Dahmer Special' pie
‘This is disgusting and disrespectful’: Texas pizzeria is SLAMMED for putting ‘Jeffrey Dahmer Special’ pie with fake blood, guts, and BODY PARTS on display for Halloween
- Capital Pizza in Lubbock has been accused of glorifying the real-life serial killer and cannibal with its gory window display
- Manager Kiefer Slusher-Davidson said the prop is topped with Ramen noodles mixed with fake blood, prosthetic body parts, and pepperoncini garnish
- The fake pizza, which is not an actual menu item, was inspired by ‘spooky season’ and the Netflix drama series ‘Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’
- The notorious murderer, who is played by Evan Peters in the show, killed and ate 17 victims in Ohio and Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991
- Critics have dubbed the prop ‘disgusting’ and ‘disturbing,’ saying the Dahmer-inspired pizza is disrespectful to the families of the serial killer’s victims
A Texas pizzeria has come under fire for creating a ‘Jeffrey Dahmer Special’ topped with fake blood, guts, and body parts in celebration of Halloween.
Capital Pizza in Lubbock has been accused of glorifying the real-life serial killer and cannibal with its gory window display, which was inspired by ‘spooky season’ and the popularity of the Netflix drama series ‘Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.’
The notorious murderer, who is played by Evan Peters in the show, killed and ate 17 victims in Ohio and Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991.
‘One of our waitresses came up with the idea and made the pizza and just put it up as a fun prop for Halloween,’ the restaurant’s manager Kiefer Slusher-Davidson told Everything Lubbock.
Capital Pizza in Lubbock is facing backlash for displaying a ‘Jeffrey Dahmer Special’ topped with fake blood and guts in celebration of Halloween
Dahmer killed and ate 17 men and boys in Ohio and Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991
The fake pizza, which is not an actual menu item, has a foam base topped with Ramen noodles mixed with fake blood, prosthetic body parts — including fingers and eyeballs — and pepperoncini garnish.
‘Like I said, it’s a fun prop,’ he added. ‘I suppose [it] will become either famous or infamous.’
Slusher-Davidson told TMZ that the display has been out for about three weeks, and while they have received complaints about it being in poor taste, there have also been plenty of fans.
Some customers have even had their children pose for pictures in front of it, according to the manager.
Critics online have dubbed the prop ‘disgusting’ and ‘disturbing,’ saying the Dahmer-inspired pizza is disrespectful to the families of the serial killer’s victims.
Twitter user BoujeeB.WithTheTea shared photos of the display on Saturday while highlighting everything that is wrong with its creation.
‘Of course, it’s not real, but I really don’t like how people are so detached when it comes to the crimes he committed. I get that it can be intriguing because you don’t hear about people eating people every day, but you also have to remember that this happened in real life,’ she wrote.
‘The victims’ families are still alive & have to see people glorifying their relative’s murderer,’ she added. ‘I guarantee you won’t see people making a “Uvalde Special” or a “Sandy Hook Special.” So, I wanna know why is it different when it comes to Jeffrey Dahmer?’
Another agreed: ‘The glorification of serial killers in this country is fuqin disgusting!! That whole case wasn’t too long ago and the families are still suffering from that situation!! It’s absolutely disgusting!!’
‘There’s a pizza place in Texas that now has “The Jeffrey Dahmer Special” that literally looks so f*cking disgusting…whatever you’re picturing – I promise you this is worse,’ someone else tweeted. Just further proof that there are some really twisted a** ppl in this world…’
Some customers have even had their children pose for pictures in front of the gruesome pizza, according to the manager
Critics have dubbed the prop ‘disgusting’ and ‘disturbing,’ saying the Dahmer-inspired pizza is disrespectful to the families of the serial killer’s victims
Dahmer is considered one of America’s most terrifying serial killers, having murdered 17 men and boys — many of whom were young, gay African Americans — during his 13-year killing spree.
His victims ranged from age 14 to 33, and many of his murders involved necrophilia and cannibalism. He was convicted of 16 of his murders in 1992 and was sentenced to 16 life sentences in prison.
In November 1994, he was bludgeoned to death with a metal bar by Christopher Scarver, another inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin.
The release of Netflix’s Dahmer series last month has sparked a renewed interest in the serial killer and his crimes. The Ryan Murphy drama has become the streaming platform’s second most popular series of all time.
Peters, 35, admitted in an interview with Netflix that portraying Dahmer in the series was ‘one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do in my life.’
The actor shared that he was ‘very scared’ to take on the role due to the serial killer’s horrific past, explaining that he had to go to ‘dark places’ during filming to get into the mindset of a monster.
The fake pizza special was inspired in part by the popular Netflix series ‘Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,’ which stars Evan Peters as the killer (pictured)
People are also being warned not to dress up as Dahmer (pictured) for Halloween this year after the show sparked renewed interest in the serial killer and his crimes
‘It was so jaw-dropping that it all really happened that it felt important to be respectful to the victims, the victims’ families, to try and tell the story as authentically as we could,’ he said.
Peters’ performance has received some praise, but the show has largely been criticized for ‘glamourizing’ and ‘exploiting’ Dahmer’s murders.
Survivors and family members of his deceased victims have also condemned the show for the dramatization of their trauma.
Dahmer is expected to be one of the top costumes this Halloween thanks largely in part to the popularity of the show.
For weeks, people have been taking to Twitter to warn fans of the show not to don a blonde wig and gold-frame glasses as an homage to the serial killer, insisting it’s a slap in the face to the families of his victims.
‘The constant lack of remorse for Dahmer’s victims on social media makes me believe many people are going dress as Jeffery Dahmer and his victims for Halloween and that is so sick,’ one person tweeted.
However, despite the backlash brewing, there are a number of Dahmer costume tutorials that have been shared on TikTok in recent weeks
People have also been sharing photos of their Dahmer costumes from Halloween past in anticipation of October 31, including Instagram user Sophia Casanova (pictured)
People have been taking to Twitter to slam anyone who is thinking about dressing up as Dahmer this October
Another added: ‘I’m am urging people to PLEASE not dress up as Jeffery Dahmer for Halloween. We get that there is a cool new Netflix show about him but this man was a real-life murderer who does not deserve the praise.’
‘FFS, please do not “Cosplay” or dress up as Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween. Stop idolizing a horrific human that committed atrocious crimes. It’s f**king weird,’ someone else insisted. ‘Go to therapy to work through your weird a** obsession, too. That s**t is not healthy.’
However, despite the backlash brewing, there are a number of Dahmer costume tutorials that have been shared on TikTok in recent weeks.
Some of the clips show how key pieces of the killer’s wardrobe can easily be purchased online, including versions of his signature gold-frame glasses.
People have also been sharing photos of their Dahmer costumes from Halloween past in anticipation of October 31.
Instagram user Sophia Casanova recently posted a split photo of herself posed as the killer when he got his mugshot taken.
The snapshot, which was from five years ago, was allegedly removed from the platform. Casanova posted it again last month, writing: ‘I worked too hard to be censored!’
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