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Netflix was criticised by fans for putting the new true-crime drama based on Jeffrey Dahmer in its LGBTQ+ section.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was released on 21 September, and is a fictional-retelling of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s story.

The series follows Dahmer’s crimes between 1978 and 1991, including his arrest and subsequent trial that lead to the discovery of his heinous offences.

The Milwaukee serial killer brutally murdered 17 male victims in total.

Most of them were queer men of colour.

Dahmer was imprisoned in 1992, before being killed during his incarceration.

American Horror Story star Evan Peters takes on the role of the titular character.

The streaming service decided to categorise the series as LGBTQ+, to the disgust of subscribers.

One user tweeted: “If I need to stay in my lane absolutely tell me but anyone else think it’s pretty gross of Netflix to list Dahmer under LGBTQ, especially when the True Crime tag would have worked?”

“Netflix added the Jeffrey Dahmer series to the LGBTQ+ tag. I am gobsmacked,” one person wrote on Twitter.

Another added: “Why did Netflix think tagging their Jeffery Dahmer documentary with the “LGBT+” tag would be a good idea?’”

The streaming service has since removed the LGBTQ+ labelling for the series.

Monster has come under fire for its lack of sensitivity to the victims and their families.

One family member of a victim has stated they have been “retraumatised” by the series.