The streaming service, which just released its docuseries, “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” posted a tweet for viewers fawning over Bundy:
Netflix even clapped back at one Twitter user who tried to justify the attention on him:
That user then fired back a quick response, likely saving some face with a pun that received quite a few likes:
Further adding to the hype surrounding Bundy, who was executed for his crimes in 1989, the trailer for upcoming movie “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” dropped, featuring heartthrob Zac Efron playing Bundy. As the reviews flowed in, critics accused the filmmakers of presenting an uncomfortably charming image of Bundy, despite the counterargument that his persona and looks were exactly what helped him lure his victims to their deaths.
Netflix’s popular series, “You,” which stars former “Gossip Girl” star Penn Badgley as a murderous stalker with a handsome face, has also sparked conversations about how killers should be portrayed in popular culture.