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Scarlett O'Toole

Katy Perry faces brutal backlash after 'disrespectful' Jeffrey Dahmer lyrics

Katy Perry has been slammed by music fans over lyrics in one of her songs which reference Jeffrey Dahmer's horrendous crimes, after a new Netflix series put the serial killer in the spotlight.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story stars Evan Peters as the murderer and explores the 13 years he spent committing the crimes before his arrest in 1990.

The mini-series shows how Dahmer got away with his crimes and how he was later found with body parts in his apartment, with evidence suggesting he had even eaten some of his victims.

While American Horror Story's Evan, 35, has been winning praise for his portrayal of Dahmer, 37-year-old Katy has been criticised on Twitter for her song Dark Horse.

The song features a line sung by rapper Juicy J which reads: "She's a beast I call her Karma. She eats your heart like Jeffrey Dahmer."

Fans have called the lyrics "wrong" and "disrespectful" and decided to hold the artists accountable.

One person tweeted: "Katy Perry should catch some heat for using the lyric, 'She eat your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer'. The level of disrespect to the victims and their families."

Another said: "Knowing the depths of what jeffrey dahmer did….juicy j wrong for what he said in that katy perry song."

"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," wrote a third.

Jeffrey Dahmer in a police mug shot from his 1982 arrest (Ralf-Finn Hestoft/Corbis via Getty Images)

Someone else pointed out that it wasn't just Katy Perry who sang about Dahmer, writing: "Still not over the fact that katy perry and kesha both separately made a song with lyrics that referenced jeffrey dahmer and we just let them."

Kesha’s 2010 song Cannibal, which rose to prominence recently on TikTok, also references the killer.

In the EP that was released over a decade ago, Kesha compares herself to Dahmer, saying: "I want your liver on a platter, use my finger to stir my tea.

"And for dessert I’ll suck your teeth be too sweet and you’ll be a goner, yeah, I’ll pull a Jeffrey Dahmer."

Evan plays Dahmer in a new Netflix series (Netflix)

While some people continued to criticise the musicians for their lyrics, others called the backlash "stupid".

One person said: "First I want to make it clear I am not agreeing with anything Jeffrey Dahmer did, however, artists like Katy Perry and Kesha getting slammed for their lyrics in a song they released YEARS ago is literally stupid."

Others added that the lyrics were only being called into question because of Netflix's new show and were not criticised at the time of release.

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