Questions whether the glorification of multiple murder through trading cards, song recordings and other means is harmless media hype. How worship of a killer debases our entire society; From 'Overkill.'
By James Alan Fox and Jack Levin published September 1, 1994 - last reviewed on June 9, 2016
'Is the glorification of multiple murder--through trading cards, artexhibits, song recordings, and killer groupies--nothing more than harmless media hype? Certainly the families of murder victims don't think so. From their point of view, the sanitized, romanticized, and glamorized image of a sadistic destroyer of human life only adds insult to injury. But the harm extends well beyond the victims and their loved ones. Worshiping a killer whose actions are so hideous that he or she ought to be soundly condemned debases our entire society."