AFL star Jack Ginnivan plunged into hot water after recreating the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer as part of this year’s Halloween.
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Jack Ginnivan faces a backlash over Jeffrey Dahmer’s Halloween costume.
Jack Ginnivan shared a photo of himself as Jeffrey Dahmer on his social media account for this year’s Halloween.
The photo shows 19-year-old Collingwood wearing glasses that resemble Dahmer’s lenses. Besides, he was wearing a white t-shirt with bloodstains and was holding a cigarette in his right hand.
Ginnivan described the post with a simple caption of ‘jd’.
However, the buildable costume for the Australian football star comes after Dahmer’s costume was banned from sale on eBay before Halloween began.
Moreover, people have been urged not to dress up as Dahmer during the spooky season to honor Dahmer’s victims.
Netizens criticized Jack Ginnivan for disguising himself as Jeffrey Dahmer.
Many football fans weren’t impressed with Jack Ginivan, who impersonated the infamous sex offender Jeffrey Dahmer for this year’s Halloween.
They went to the comments section of Ginnivan’s post to criticize Ginnivan.
One user said, ‘I don’t like it. Their families are still grieving.’
The second user said ‘bit tone deaf’.
The third shouted ‘disappointing and disgusting’.
Pretty poor taste. cross the line
— Barnes (@AaronLabahn) October 31, 2022
The fourth comment was ‘Are you referring to Jeffrey Dahmer, who recklessly and brutally stole the lives of 17 young people? That Jeffrey Dahmer? How would everyone react if he had dressed up as Martin Bryant? venomous.’
Another said, ‘It’s really disgraceful. The AFL must immediately fine and/or suspend him.’
However, some users arose to defend Ginnivan.
they are pathetic
— Steve (@steve_wars) November 1, 2022
One fan said, ‘Oh, take it seriously! So it’s okay to post half-naked photos and dress up as murder clowns, Mike Myers, etc. It was Halloween and the Netflix series was a top rated series to watch.’
Meanwhile, the other ‘Boss! The point is to dress rudely. It’s good if you’re uncomfortable. That’s the idea. If you can’t handle your clothes, go to bed and turn off your phone.’
Also, someone else said, ‘Yes! People get mad! Many horror movies are based on real events! It’s inspired by John Wayne Gacy, so it’s a killer clown costume. The Leatherface was inspired by Ed Gein. The list goes on.’