So serial killers, they're pretty hot, right?
How about NO – the general criteria for aesthetic attractiveness should definitely NOT be a factor when it comes to observing a serial killer who has murdered 30 women, but it seems that some people are marvelling at the 'good looks' of one in particular.
Since Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes landed on Netflix, thew internet has hosted many tributes to the murderer's 'good looks,' and romanticising his life.
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
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 28, 2019
Netflix has stepped up and pointed out that the deceased Bundy probably isn't the ideal object of affection for internet 'stans.'
'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,' they tweeted.
However, some have replied that it's fine to consider Bundy objectively good looking, as long as that opinion does not take from the seriousness of his crimes: 'He can be hot and also terrible. Not that I think it's a fun discussion point,' said one.
echoing this: law abiding men > murderers https://t.co/1wOom8yyz6
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) January 29, 2019
Others blame the media that millennials grew up absorbing, pointing to Twilight as a prime sexy/murderer dichotomy.
'You’re literally tweeting to a generation that had vampires sexualized to them. Who’s really surprised here?' said another
Netflix's You starring Penn Badgely of Gossip Girl fame provoked a similar online reaction.
Also important to note that he used that attractiveness to lure victims because we trust pretty people more.
— Maria (@unconventional) January 28, 2019
In fact, stats indicate that despite fifty-six percent of podcast listeners being male, it's the ladies who contribute the most to True Crime listeners.
A Twitter study of True Crime listeners showed that bar one podcast in the genre, women largely dominated the sector.