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Ted Bundy: Netflix Asks Viewers to Stop Gushing Over 'Handsome' Serial Killer

Ted Bundy: Netflix Asks Viewers to Stop Gushing Over 'Handsome' Serial Killer

The murderer was brought back to life on his death anniversary when Joe Berlinger's docu-series, 'Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,' hit the streaming platform.

Ted Bundy, an American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile, who assaulted and murdered over 30 young women in the 1970s, has found a new audience in social media users, many of whom cannot stop gushing over his "good looks" and "charisma."

Bundy was brought back to life on his death anniversary (January 24) when Joe Berlinger's docu-series, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, hit streaming platform Netflix. As the title suggests, the viewers get to witness excerpts from never-before-released taped interviews with the serial killer while he was on death row.

The series also provides viewers with the fact that, on several occasions, Bundy revisited his deceased victims to groom them and perform sexual acts on the decomposing bodies.

Pretty awful and cringy, right?

Nope. Or at least, not for the "Bundy fans" who have taken to Twitter to praise the killer's charm and appearance.

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A quick search on Twitter with "Ted Bundy handsome" will throw up tons of tweets.







Sure, there were many on Twitter who felt otherwise.




Acknowledging the ongoing problematic trend on social media, Netflix took to the microblogging site, and urged its viewers to stop fan-following the murderer, saying, "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"







Unfortunately, it's not the first time the fans have come out with a deep liking for a dangerous male figure from one of Netflix's shows. In fact, only a few weeks ago, the streaming giant found itself in a hot mess, when Penn Badgley fans tweeted at him, asking him to "kidnap" and "kill" them.

For those who are yet to watch the Netflix's thriller series You, Badgley essays the role of Joe Goldberg - a "charming" bookstore manager, as well as a stalker, kidnapper, and serial killer.

While the show was heaped with praise for its tight storytelling and acting, Badgley had to take to social media to remind the fans that Joe Goldberg was problematic, to say the least, and fantasizing about him was plain wrong.