Ted Bundy was a terrible man and a serial killer, but Hollywood has depicted him in ways that are absolutely flattering. Some fans are not okay with this and they want the trend of glamorizing the killer to stop.
In case you need a refresher, Ted Bundy confessed to thirty murders in seven states between 1974 and 1978. He also kidnapped and raped his victims. The belief is that he could have been killing prior to that, but those admissions were enough to put the murderer behind bars.
Hollywood has placed Ted Bundy in the central role for many films including Ted Bundy, The Stranger Beside Me, The Riverman, Ted Bundy: Natural Porn Killer, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile where Bundy was played by Zac Efron.
The public might be tired of seeing Ted Bundy played by a guy like Efron. He was charming, but also a sadistic rapist and murderer. That should not be lost on anyone, and those films seem to celebrate a life that should be vilified.
“Enough Ted Bundy movies, make an Al Bundy movie,” one fan pleaded on Twitter. Others had similar sentiments as they voiced their displeasure of Hollywood cashing in on a murderer’s life story.
Another astute fan commented to say, “there have been like 20 movies about Ted Bundy and we still don’t have ONE about Robert Smalls.” Bundy died in the Raiford electric chair on January 24, 1989.
The “Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer” series on Amazon Prime seemed to have sparked this recent outcry. The public is growing tired of seeing Ted Bundy pushed as someone who could be looked up to. He was an evil man, and that was the point being made. Still, Hollywood will continue cashing in as long as people keep clicking.
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