This article was originally published on January 29th, 2019.
Ted Bundy is still causing controversy, and it's been exactly 30 years since his death. While a huge part of why he made headlines was because women found him so charming even while he was on trial for murdering 30 women and one man, it seems like nothing has changed. Netflix is actually begging viewers to stop saying Ted Bundy is hot, and Netflix is definitely right about this.
In the 70's, Ted Bundy was someone you absolutely wanted to stay away from. Yet, during his trial days, women for some reason lusted after his good looks, his charming personality, and that is just proof that he was super manipulative. Netflix dropped Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes on January 24th, while the trailer for the new Ted Bundy movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron dropped a few days later. We're getting a ton of Ted Bundy content this year, and a lot of people see a problem with that (and for good reasoning).
But for others? Well, his charming personality and good looks are enough for them to lust over Ted... still. So much so that Netflix is practically begging viewers to stop lusting over him and calling him hot, as he was a serial killer and there are so many other men on the streaming site to find attractive. You can find the tweet below:
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 US (@netflix) January 28, 2019
No matter what bubble you put Ted Bundy in, 'hot' should probably be the last one. Between people finding the real Ted Bundy hot and the fake Ted Bendy played by Zac Efron hot, we may need to steer away from his looks and focus more on his background.
Netflix is no stranger to sending out warnings via Twitter. A few weeks ago, they had to issue a warning telling people to stop doing the Bird Box challenge as it was dangerous and obviously, not very bright. Before calling Ted Bundy hot, no matter what show or movie you've seen him in, remember he killed innocent women by leading them into his car with a fake cast on.