Katy Perry collaborated with Juicy J on their 2013 hit, “Dark Horse.” The song is now being slammed by fans due to some “disrespectful” lyrics relating to notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
This comes just days after Netflix released its new series “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” starring Evan Peters.
Fans Claim Katy Perry’s Song Contains “Disrespectful” Lyrics
Katy Perry collaborated with Juicy J on the 2013 #1 Billboard hit, “Dark Horse.” 9 years later, the song is now receiving some backlash due to one specific lyric, sung by Juicy J.
“She eats your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer (whoa!),” the rapper says.
Now that Netflix’s “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” starring Evan Peters, is out, “Dark Horse” is being called out for its lyrics — many deeming them disrespectful too the victims’ familes.
“It still upsets me when I hear the line in the song Dark Horse ‘She eats your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer’ and I always make my daughter turn the station,” one Twitter user wrote. “It’s so disrespectful to the victims families. I hope people remember them while watching Netflix. Sorry for their losses.”
It still upsets me when I hear the line in the song Dark Horse "She eats your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer" and I always make my daughter turn the station. It's so disrespectful to the victims families. I hope people remember them while watching Netflix. Sorry for their losses.
— Jennifer (@zombienurse123) September 21, 2022
Another Twitter user wrote, “i remember i would avoid to listen and watch “Dark Horse” because of the line “She eat your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer”, i was so scared🤭.”
One Twitter user used a Spongebob Squarepants photo along with the caption, “nobody: Juicy J: “I’ll eat ya heart out like #jeffreydahmer Me now:”
Juicy J: “I’ll eat ya heart out like #jeffreydahmer “
Me now: pic.twitter.com/2KxJauN0ew
— Passiun🤍 (@passiunpov) September 23, 2022
One Twitter user pointed out, “if they won’t let juicy j’s verse on katy perry’s dark horse play on the radio then they shouldn’t make any more shows or movies about jeffrey dahmer.”
if they won't let juicy j's verse on katy perry's dark horse play on the radio then they shouldn't make any more shows or movies about jeffrey dahmer
— its legal for you to follow porksweats.bsky.social (@porksweats1) September 22, 2022
Neither Katy Perry nor Juicy J have made statements regarding the Jeffrey Dahmer lyric in “Dark Horse.”
“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”
“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” just hit Netflix on September 21, 2022 and is already at the #1 spot on the streaming giant. Evan Peters has been receiving Emmy-award buzz for his performance as the notorious serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer, with some saying his acting was so good, they couldn’t watch the show because of how sick they felt.
Alongside Evan Peters, the series stars Niecy Nash (Glenda Cleveland), Molly Ringwald (Shari Dahmer), Richard Jenkins (Lionel Dahmer), Colin Ford (Chazz), Penelope Ann Miller (Joyce Dahmer), Michael Learned (Catherine Dahmer), Shaun Brown (Tracy), and others.
The series, which is a fictionalized account of actual events that occurred during the 1970s-1990s, gives Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims a voice. It also gives viewers “a critical look at systemic racism, white privilege, homophobia and the institutional failures that allowed Dahmer to murder and dismember 17 boys and men from 1978 to 1991,” according to Netflix.
“Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes”
Due to the success of “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” Netflix is currently working on “Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes,” which will follow the same setup as the previously released limited series sharing the chilling tapes from Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy.
“Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes” will use never-before-heard audio interviews between Dahmer and his defense team. The upcoming Netflix series will hit the streaming service on October 7, 2022.