Oh, Wow: Netflix Tells Fans to Stop Thirsting After Ted Bundy

In today's WTF news: Netflix wants people to stop saying Ted Bundy was hot.

The streaming service, which just released the new true-crime documentary series Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes about the convicted murderer of nearly 30 people, told fans to stop fixating on his handsomeness.

“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,” Netflix’s official account tweeted on Monday.

This plea comes a few days after the release of the trailer for the non-Netflix Ted Bundy film starring Zac Efron titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Some viewers were shocked to see such a good-looking actor like Efron “romanticizing” the serial killer/rapist, while others, including a Ted Bundy survivor, said the depiction was accurate to the real killer.

Fans’ responses to the Netflix tweet range from outraged (“The fact that this even needs to be said…”) to disheartened (“Between this and the birdbox challenge meme I just don’t know about humans. This is probably why the aliens don't wanna talk to us.”).

All we can say: You’ve already outdone yourself, 2019.

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Senior Editor, Branded Content + Cohost, Royally Obsessed Podcast

In her 8 years at Gallery Media Group, Roberta has written about fashion, beauty, news, trends and the royal family. She is currently Senior Editor of Branded Content at...
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