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Netflix has weighed in on the problematic conversation around Ted Bundy

Both the US and UK branches have addressed the issue.

WHETHER YOU WERE already familiar with Ted Bundy’s crimes or familiarised yourself with them through Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes on Netflix, you’ll know that the acts of violence he meted out upon women and girls in the United States was abhorrent.

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And yet, a quick scan of any online content pertaining to the Netflix documentary or, indeed, the upcoming film starring Zac Efron indicates that there exist a number of social media users who think little of dubbing the convicted rapist and serial murderer ‘cute’.

While social media users have attempted to police this problematic conversation, Netflix has now weighed in on the controversy, urging viewers to reconsider their assessment of Bundy.

In a tweet which was shared last night and been liked over 115,ooo times, Netflix US wrote:

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.

The sentiments were then reinforced by the streaming service’s UK and Ireland Twitter page earlier today.

“Echoing this: law abiding men > murderers,” the tweet read.

Prior to the launch of Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes in recent weeks, Netflix urged its subscribers not to watch the four-part series alone.

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