“Stop Saying Ted Bundy’s Hot” Plea From Netflix Falls On Def Ears As FanGirls Write Fanfic About Him
Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Never in my life would I have associated the word “hot” with one of America’s most notorious serial killers. Watching true crime documentaries or reading about past murders, Bundy always seemed to creep me out, and for a pretty good reason too. We all know of Ted Bundy and his disgusting crimes, and if you don’t, well, there’s a new Netflix documentary called: Conversations with a killer the Ted Bundy tapes.
Ted Bundy has gained his fair share of admirers with a movie starring Zac Efron as the serial killer being released, and now Netflix is begging women to stop fantasizing about what their lives would have been like as Bundy’s love interest. Knowing Bundy’s tastes for murder, it probably wouldn't have ended well. Netflix 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.”
Good point Netflix.
The statement came after posts like these circled social media:
"He was hot. I can’t believe I’m writing this about a serial killer. #TedBundy
I know he’s a murderer but we can say Ted Bundy is hot right? I mean Efron is going to play him. Feel like that’s OK."
"He was hot. I can’t believe I’m writing this about a serial killer."
These “Fangirls” are the same people who write letters to school shooters who are rotting in prison right now. Because apparently serial killers are “hot” “sexy” and “misunderstood.” The weird thing about it, is there’s actually a reason for all this madness.
People like things that are dark and mysterious, that’s why the horror genre has continued to entertain us for centuries. Things like vampires, ghosts, demons, the general public love them because there’s a layer of mystery there that we somehow have taken upon ourselves to uncover. It’s when we can’t separate fact from fiction that we run into problematic statements like “Ted Bundy’s hot.”
There are actual Youtube channels and even fanfic written about and dedicated to serial killers like Bundy and other scoundrels, all with the running theme of said killers being in their lives either as a friend or as a lover… Yeah. It’s messed up. Oh, and there's fan art and tattoos too.
Most people would rather find a good hearted person to be around, but then that whole “I can change you” trope gets brought up and its all over. One such woman actually acted on her fantasies with Ted Bundy, by marrying him during his trials, only to divorce him later during his waiting period on death row. Carole Anne Boone ended up having a daughter with this dude, but you can search on the internet all you want, you’ll never find any current information on them. My guess, is that the fantasy wore its course after she realized that being in love with a rapist and a murderer was not all it was cracked up to be.
People who claim to have such infatuations don’t ever take into account that it’s not gonna be this fun, thrilling thing. Listen, if you find yourself with someone carrying a darkness, that darkness will rub off on you too. Please, like, for real, stop wishing that “Ted would have abducted you,” no, you don’t really want that. You don’t know what that means. Dating a loser means you give up even the simplest things you loved about life before, because this controlling douche bag probably won’t let you experience those comforts.
It’s okay to love scary things, I do, but this stuff needs to stay on Netflix and not in your fanfic. Ted Bundy was a real guy who really hurt and killed people. There are survivors out there, and I can guarantee you they would rather never hear his name again.
Ted Bundy is not hot, he’s a monster.
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