In new times, Netflix has battered gold with the true crime genre with the success of titles such as simulate Ana, and The Tinder Swindler, Although, in its effort to keep up with the large appetite of its viewers for true-crime stories, Netflix looked to have missed the target with its latest release, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
While the limited series was released to instant popularity, it was quickly trailed by a series of unending controversies and at this rate, it has officially become one of the streamer’s most controversial shows.
Adding to varied forms of controversy plaguing the show, one of its crew members, Kim Alsup who worked on set as a production assistant has now divulged details of the terrible experience she had during the production of the show.
In a tweet, Alsup revealed that she was “1 of 2 Black people on the crew,” and accomplished non-verbal racial discrimination from her white colleagues.
Alsup further explains that while there were just two Black crew members, her aide did not see the need to learn their names and kept mistaking their identities. We both had braids, she was dark-skinned and 5’10. I’m 5’5. Working on this took everything I had as I was treated horribly. I look at the Black female lead differently now too,” Alsup wrote in a quoted tweet of the show’s trailer.
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“It was one of the worst shows that I’ve ever worked on,” she told LA Times. “I was always being called someone else’s name, the only other Black girl who looked nothing like me, and I learned the names for 300 background extras.” Because of her experience, Alsup has decided against watching the show saying that she “feels like it’s going to bring back too many memories of working on it.”
She went on to add “I don’t want to have these PTSD types of position. The trailer itself gave me PTSD, which is why I ended up writing that tweet and I didn’t think that anybody was going to read.”