Football player criticized for dressing as Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween despite warnings

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By Nasima Khatun

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Australian football star, Jack Ginnivan recently found himself in hot water after dressing up as the notorious serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween.

The 19-year-old sparked outrage online after he posted a mirror selfie in a blood-stained T-shirt, blue jeans, and Dahmer's signature wide-lens glasses while staring into the camera with a blank look on his face.

Within a matter of hours, hundreds of comments poured in slamming  Ginnivan for his "tasteless" costume.

Check out the teen's outfit below:

"All because of Netflix. Bro dressed up as a cannibal serial killer [whose] main target was young boys/men. Fk’d up," wrote one user.

"Disappointing and disgusting," said another.

A third added that the costume was "not in good taste," as the victims' families "are still grieving."

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But the comments didn't stop there, as others went on to slam the Collingwood player as "tone deaf."

Some people did defend the athlete, such as one Instagram user who wrote: "Dressing irreverently is the point. If it makes you uncomfortable good. That’s the idea. Go to bed and turn your phone off if you can’t handle a costume."

So far, Ginnivan has not addressed the comments.

The young star's Halloween look comes after major retailers and online stores prepared for an influx of Dahmer costumes following the release of the hit Netflix show Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

Big-name giants like eBay are actively removing listings involving Jeffrey Dahmer-inspired outfits. A spokesperson for the platform told CNN that the controversial costume idea went against their Violence and violent criminals policy.

The policy outlines that if any sales "promote or glorify violence or violent acts, or are associated with individuals who are notorious for committing violent acts," they shall be banned from being advertised on the platform.

It continued, stating: "Out of respect for victims of violent crimes, this policy helps ensure that our marketplace promotes safety, trust, and respect, and follows government regulations."

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the hometown of the serial killer, LGBTQ+ bars also opted to ban anyone wearing Dahmer costumes from their establishments.

Eric Hamilton, the manager of local hotspot D.I.X. Milwaukee told ABC7 that people may not understand the "severity of how it affected the community," adding: "We don’t want to put patrons in the situation where they would have to see or relive something that they had to truly experience."

They reiterated their message in a Facebook post, warning people that they have every right to refuse them entry if they don't follow the rules.

Prior to October 31, some celebrities even called out anybody thinking of wearing a Dahmer costume, such as Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles.

"I'm just gon go head and say it, put the Jeffrey Dahmer costumes back in the closet [sic]," Biles wrote on Twitter on Wednesday (October 19).

She added: "We ain’t having it!!!!!!"

Ever since Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story hit our screens back in September, the story of his heinous crimes became the talk of the internet. Dahmer was arrested in July 1991 after sexually assaulting and murdering 17 victims by luring them to his apartment.

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Football player criticized for dressing as Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween despite warnings

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By Nasima Khatun

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Australian football star, Jack Ginnivan recently found himself in hot water after dressing up as the notorious serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween.

The 19-year-old sparked outrage online after he posted a mirror selfie in a blood-stained T-shirt, blue jeans, and Dahmer's signature wide-lens glasses while staring into the camera with a blank look on his face.

Within a matter of hours, hundreds of comments poured in slamming  Ginnivan for his "tasteless" costume.

Check out the teen's outfit below:

"All because of Netflix. Bro dressed up as a cannibal serial killer [whose] main target was young boys/men. Fk’d up," wrote one user.

"Disappointing and disgusting," said another.

A third added that the costume was "not in good taste," as the victims' families "are still grieving."

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But the comments didn't stop there, as others went on to slam the Collingwood player as "tone deaf."

Some people did defend the athlete, such as one Instagram user who wrote: "Dressing irreverently is the point. If it makes you uncomfortable good. That’s the idea. Go to bed and turn your phone off if you can’t handle a costume."

So far, Ginnivan has not addressed the comments.

The young star's Halloween look comes after major retailers and online stores prepared for an influx of Dahmer costumes following the release of the hit Netflix show Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

Big-name giants like eBay are actively removing listings involving Jeffrey Dahmer-inspired outfits. A spokesperson for the platform told CNN that the controversial costume idea went against their Violence and violent criminals policy.

The policy outlines that if any sales "promote or glorify violence or violent acts, or are associated with individuals who are notorious for committing violent acts," they shall be banned from being advertised on the platform.

It continued, stating: "Out of respect for victims of violent crimes, this policy helps ensure that our marketplace promotes safety, trust, and respect, and follows government regulations."

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the hometown of the serial killer, LGBTQ+ bars also opted to ban anyone wearing Dahmer costumes from their establishments.

Eric Hamilton, the manager of local hotspot D.I.X. Milwaukee told ABC7 that people may not understand the "severity of how it affected the community," adding: "We don’t want to put patrons in the situation where they would have to see or relive something that they had to truly experience."

They reiterated their message in a Facebook post, warning people that they have every right to refuse them entry if they don't follow the rules.

Prior to October 31, some celebrities even called out anybody thinking of wearing a Dahmer costume, such as Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles.

"I'm just gon go head and say it, put the Jeffrey Dahmer costumes back in the closet [sic]," Biles wrote on Twitter on Wednesday (October 19).

She added: "We ain’t having it!!!!!!"

Ever since Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story hit our screens back in September, the story of his heinous crimes became the talk of the internet. Dahmer was arrested in July 1991 after sexually assaulting and murdering 17 victims by luring them to his apartment.

Featured image credit: TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy