This is a response to ‘As A Young Woman In College, I Think It's Important To Admit Ted Bundy Is Hot’
After reading the article about the admittance of Ted Bundy as an attractive male, I was left with many thoughts, specifically about how younger generations and people who are online tend to romanticize serial killers.
On an app such as TikTok, there are often trends where people tend to glamorize serial killers and also forget their crimes. By making edits, videos, and leaving comments regarding the attractiveness of a serial killer, people obsess on the wrong qualities.
Admitting that a serial killer’s attractiveness may be a reason why they got away with their crimes is one thing. What most people do though is undermine the crime of the serial killer by hyperfixating on their attractiveness.
Being a chronically online generation often leads to the desensitization of many things, and serial killers and their crimes may be one of those. As a generation, we tend to overlook a lot of things in order to become infatuated with the trendy and new things. The glamorization of serial killers was a trend on TikTok just like any other thing but that is not something that should be overlooked.
It's important to acknowledge the crimes of a person before labeling them as attractive and making them famous again for all the wrong reasons.