The streaming giant is quite rightfully creeped out...
Netflix have shared a message to their subscribers to remind them not to lust after Ted Bundy, following the release of the series Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.
The four-part docu-series, which tells the story of one of the US’ most notorious and infamous serial killers, arrived on the streaming platform last week (January 24). In a two-star review, NME concluded: “Conversations With A Killer, then, falls into the trap of too frequently allowing the myth to grow, and for the real human cost to be an afterthought.”
Now, Netflix has responded to viewers who have admitted their attraction to Bundy – despite the killer having murdered around 30 people.
“I’ve seen a lot of talk about Ted Bundy’s alleged hotness and would like to gently remind everyone that there are literally THOUSANDS of hot men on the service — almost all of whom are not convicted serial murderers,” Netflix posted to the official Twitter account. See that post below.
“The fact that this even needs to be said…” one user replied. Another commented, “But he’s hot though,” to which Netflix responded, “where”.
“Between this and the birdbox challenge meme I just don’t know about humans,” a third viewer tweeted. “This is probably why the aliens don’t wanna talk to us.”
Netflix binge-watchers’ morals were also questioned recently after some found themselves lusting after You‘s obsessive, murderous – albeit fictional – lead character, Joe Goldberg.
Penn Badgley’s alter-ego has divided opinion since the show debuted on Netflix – with fans being increasingly divided by the romantic and overtly homicidal sides to his character.
Meanwhile, the Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival at the weekend. Many early reviews have praised Zac Efron’s portrayal of the criminal, though some critics weren’t so sure about the movie itself.