Ariana Grande Criticized by Jeffrey Dahmer Victim’s Family Over Podcast Comments

Pop star Ariana Grande is facing criticism from the relatives of one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims. They are upset about her recent comments on the Podcrushed podcast. She talked about the infamous serial killer, causing anger and pain among the victim’s family members. Her comments underscored the need for care when speaking about such shocking incidents.

Grande’s Controversial Remarks

Grande appeared on Podcrushed, hosted by Penn Badgley, Sophie Ansari, and Nava Kavelin. She made a contentious choice for her “ideal dinner guest.” She expressed a past interest in serial killers and named Jeffrey Dahmer as her favored dinner mate. The families of his victims have been deeply affected by her statement.

“I had an interest in serial killers earlier,” said Grande on the podcast. She recalled a Q&A with fans where she named Dahmer as her ideal dinner guest. “It was during my time as Cat [on Sam &. Cat] that someone asked me ‘who would you like to have dinner with, dead or alive?’… And my answer was ‘Jeffrey Dahmer is pretty interesting.’

Victim’s Family Reacts

Tony Hughes’ family has expressed their distress over Grande’s remarks. Hughes was 31 years old when he, a deaf and nonverbal individual, was killed by Dahmer in 1991 after meeting him at a gay bar. Speaking to TMZ, Tony’s mom described how she felt about Grande’s comments.

She told TMZ “Her words suggest she has problems in her head.” It isn’t right or amusing to say you’d want to dine with him. Joking about this to young people is also inappropriate.”

Barbara, Tony’s sister, also spoke out against Grande’s words and accused her of glorifying Dahmer and his crimes. She asked Grande to say she’s sorry and stressed how such comments upset victim’s families.

Dahmer’s Crime Spree

Jeffery Dahmer, also known as the “Milwaukee Cannibal,” killed and dismembered 17 men from 1978 until 1991. His crimes were not just murder but also cannibalism, placing him among infamous serial killers in history. The horrific nature of his acts caused enduring emotional distress on his victims’ relatives.

The Hughes family is vocal about their disgust at the continued public interest in Dahmer. Previously they criticized Evan Peters for winning a Golden Globe for playing Dahmer in the Netflix series “Dahmer – Monster, The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” Shirley Hughes condemned the show for perpetuating interest in Dahmer without considering the feelings of victims’ families.

Mixed Reactions on Grande’s Remarks

The public had diverse reactions to Grande’s statement. Several sided with the Hughes family desire for an apology. Critics claim that Grande’s interest in Dahmer is thoughtless given how his actions affected his victims’ relatives. Her comments revived debates about romanticizing serial killers in popular culture.

Although criticized, Grande has not yet apologized nor responded to her critics. This situation underscores why it’s important to be considerate when discussing historical tragedies.

Background on Dahmer’s Crimes

In the early 1990s, Jeffrey Dahmer’s actions shocked people worldwide. His trial revealed chilling details about his methodical methods of selecting and killing victims while maintaining normalcy publicly. Upon his arrest and during his trial he became an ominous figure with a household name tied to horror due to the media frenzy.

His reputation has endured causing continual portrayals in movies and documentaries. Each representation refocuses attention on his horrific deeds, often disturbing victims’ families.

Final Considerations

The reactions to Ariana Grande’s comments again showed victims’ families desire for respect against public interest with the criminal who oppressed their kin. It also emphasized the importance of empathy when discussing people and events causing immense harm. With the Hughes family seeking justice, this situation is a reminder that behind each news story are impacted people.

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