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Mother Of Jeffrey Dahmer Victim Condemns Evan Peters' Golden Globe Win: 'It's A Shame'

Shirley Hughes, the mother of Dahmer victim Tony Hughes, has been outspoken in her condemnation of the Netflix limited series.

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Evan Peters took away a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Limited Series on Tuesday night for his role as Jeffrey Dahmer in the Netflix limited series Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

While many were happy for Peters on his win and applauded his commitment to the role, one person was none too pleased about the actor's win and his subsequent speech.

Shirley Hughes, the mother of one of Dahmer's victims Tony Hughes, spoke out about the actor's acceptance speech, claiming he should have mentioned the victims' suffering families or paid tribute to the victims.

Hughes told TMZ:

"Evan should have used his acceptance speech to mention the families who are still suffering from Dahmer's crimes, or to say Hollywood should put an end to telling stories about killers and glorifying them."
"It's a shame that people can take our tragedy and make money. The victims never saw a cent."
"We go through these emotions every day."

She added the glorification of the murders makes people want more.

"There's a lot of sick people around the world."
"And people winning acting roles from playing killers keeps the obsession going and this makes sick people thrive on the fame."

Many on Twitter agree with Hughes and acknowledged her feelings on the issue are completely valid.

Several, however, thought Peters deserved the win for his performance.

Others said such films or series played a critical part in educating viewers.

And then some agreed Hughes is correct but Peters deserved the win.

Shirley's son was an aspiring model.

Tony, who was deaf, communicated to Dahmer through handwritten notes, which is how Dahmer invited him to his apartment. Tony was only 31 when he was killed by Dahmer.

Shirley condemned Netflix for the series in the past, unable to conceive how a series like Dahmer could be made. She also noted "it didn't happen like that."

She told The Guardianin October:

"I don't see how they can do that."
"I don't see how they can use our names and put stuff out like that out there."

Peters did share in his speech he hoped "some good" came out of telling the story.

After thanking his friends, family and creator Ryan Murphy, he addressed fans of the show.

"I want to thank everyone who watched this show."
"It was a difficult one to make, a difficult one to watch."
"But I sincerely hope some good came out of it."

Dahmer has become Netflix's second-most watched English language series of all time, just behind Wednesday.

While Peters undoubtedly committed to his role and executed it well, it must be very difficult for the families of Dahmer's victims to handle the public resurgence of the tragedies they've struggled with for so long.