• Britain's new prime minister has a 15% approval rating

    Liz Truss became Prime Minister of a nation of 68 million people by winning an internal Conservative party leadership election of 120,000 members. The Queen died hours after meeting her. The nation emerged from mourning only to see Truss announce a massive tax cut for the rich. There is a cost-of-living crisis with soaring energy bills. Winter is coming. The first major poll is out, and Truss's approval rating is at 15%.

    The opposition Labour Party commands a 33% lead in the polls, the widest ever recorded by that polling firm, with 54% of voters saying they intend to put it in government.

    According to a popular extrapolation model, that margin is good for a ~500 seat majority and would obliterate the parliamentary Conservative Party. The Scottish National Party would be the loyal opposition.

    Another model offers a less annihilating, but still extreme outcome. You get the picture.

    Truss is at least more popular than her finance minister, Kwasi Kwarteng—the face of the tax cuts—whose approval rating is 7% (roughly corresponding to its beneficiaries)

  • Queen Elizabeth's cause of death listed as "old age"

    She faded away without illness or mishap, leaving only the dark space where rumors grow.

    The document states that the 96-year-old monarch died at 3.10pm on 8 September at Balmoral Castle, Ballater. Princess Anne registered her mother's death. Douglas James Allan Glass is noted as the certifying registered medical practitioner. Old age was the only cause of death listed, with no other contributing factors. Glass was an apothecary to the Queen, her doctor in Scotland.

    Her grandfather, King George VIII, was euthanized to make the announcement before The Times went to press, lest tabloids report it first. His final words were "God damn you", to the nurse sedating him, before the physician put him down.

  • Google to shut down Stadia, its streaming game service

    Stadia is done for, reports The Verge, and service will end January 18, 2023. Stadia vice president Phil Harrison, in a statement:

    "While Stadia's approach to streaming games for consumers was built on a strong technology foundation, it hasn't gained the traction with users that we expected so we've made the difficult decision to begin winding down our Stadia streaming service."

    Squished between more successful services from Microsoft and Nvidia, but the decision might have been quite recent, as Google saw fit to deny the rumors only a few weeks ago.

  • Study: cloned service dogs likely easier to train

    From the abstract of "Health and temperaments of cloned working dogs," a study published in the journal J Vet Sci:

    Only about half of all trained dogs may qualify as working dogs through conventional breeding management because proper temperament and health are needed in addition to their innate scent detection ability. To overcome this low efficiency of breeding qualified working dogs, and to reduce the enormous costs of maintaining unqualified dogs, somatic cell nuclear transfer has been applied in the propagation of working dogs. 

    As the paper continues, the authors point to some specifics—dogs trained to work with military and armed forces, for example, as well as guide dogs. Using data exclusively from dog cloning experiments in South Korea, they demonstrate that more than 90% of trained working dog clones retained the necessary qualities — health, temperament, et cetera — to make them successful candidates for the same work. In other words, it's twice as easy (and almost a surefire success) to train a cloned guide dog or bomb-sniffing dog than it is to train a bred dog for the same work.

    It's worth reiterating that this study is based on a small sample size of dogs that were cloned in South Korea. The authors also acknowledge that are x-factors and other complications in the cloning process that could affect their results as well. "There have been concerns about the health of cloned animals ever since the beginning of mammalian cloning," they concede, adding:

    Normal and healthy cardiovascular function is important to working dogs, but there have been reports about abnormal cardiovascular function in other cloned animals, such as pulmonary hypertension and right-sided heart failure in cloned calves and sheep, and left- and right-sided heart abnormalities in cloned piglets. However, until now, there have been no reports on cardiovascular analyses of working dogs, although echocardiographic parameters of seven cloned beagles were within normal reference ranges, indicating normal anatomy and cardiac function.

    and

    The slightly higher birth weights of cloned working dogs […] compared to those of dogs produced naturally might be due to the lower average litter size in pregnancies derived by transfer of cloned embryos compared to pregnancies produced by artificial insemination; regardless, the cloned dogs showed normal growth patterns.

    There are always ethical complications and concerns when it comes to both dog breeding, and cloning in general. Add some eugenics into the mix, and yeah, there's a lot going on here.

    Health and temperaments of cloned working dogs [Min Jung Kim, Hyun Ju Oh, Sun Young Hwang, Tai Young Hur, Byeong Chun Lee / J Vet Sci]

    Image: Steve Jurvetson / Flickr (CC-BY-SA 2.0)

  • Disney is giving their Epcot mascot a movie

    Not enough people realize how influential the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was. The idea of turning a theme park ride into a working film series seemed impossible. Once the film became a rousing success, every studio in Tinseltown understood that they could make a movie out of any brand they wanted. Disney, ever the pragmatist, just kept repeating the formula with theme park rides to middling success with both the Haunted Mansion and Tomorrowland. After both films flopped, it seemed like Disney discovered that they caught lightning in a bottle with Pirates and stopped trying to replicate the magic. 

    Well, that was then, and this is now. In addition to a new Haunted Mansion film in pre-production, Disney is trying to turn their Epcot mascot Figment into a full-fledged movie character. According to Deadline, Seth Rogen's film studio Point Grey is going to helm the project and turn Disney's Figment into a reality. 

    A Disney film is in the works featuring the character Figment, a small purple dragon who serves as the mascot of Epcot's Imagination Pavilion in Orlando. The feature hails from Seth Rogen's Point Grey with Pokémon Detective Pikachu's Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit set to write, Deadline has learned. Figment was created by Walt Disney Imagineers Tony Baxter and Steve Kirk, among other collaborators, in 1983, the same year it made its debut in the Epcot ride Journey Into Imagination. Figment is the embodiment of the imagining process— a figment of your imagination.

  • Even the poster for the Weird Al movie is a parody Weird Al

    When rumors about a Daniel Radcliffe-led Weird Al Yankovic movie began to circulate, fans immediately began questioning the film's tone. Obviously, fans never expected a Weird Al film to be 100% serious, but Radcliffe didn't seem like the first choice one would go for when creating a biopic about a parody musician. Although Radcliffe has appeared in a few comedy films, the genre isn't normally where the actor resides. However, the film's tone became abundantly clear once the first trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story hit the net last month. The movie wasn't just going to be a funny flick but a parody of music biopics from the ground up. 

    With more than enough music biopics to choose from, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story will have no shortage of inspiration to lampoon. And it seems like the parody won't be confined to the film's runtime, as the movie's posters will parody the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

  • A plane managed to clip another while taxiing at Heathrow airport

    London's Heathrow Airport can't catch a break. Last night, two airplanes found themselves in a fender bender — or wing dinger, as it were — on the runway. The minor collision involved a Korean Air plane about to take off for Seoul, which managed to clip the tail of a parked Icelandair plane (see images below). Of course all passengers had to deboard and emergency services were called to the scene, but no injuries were reported.

    From The Guardian:

    Dan Sabbagh, the Guardian's defence and security editor, was among the passengers on the Korean Air flight to Seoul and posted a photograph of about 10 police cars and two fire engines by the plane. He said passengers deboarded the plane for safety reasons.

    Another passenger, Richard Taylor, said he saw the left wing of the Korean Air plane clip the tail of the Icelandair while taxiing.

    "There was very little movement from our wing as it touched," he said, adding that what "looked like shards" broke off the tail of the parked Icelandair plane.

    Just another chaotic mess at Heathrow.

    Front page thumbnail image: Senohrabek / shutterstock.com

  • "I Love You, You Hate Me": trailer for new documentary about the dark side of Barney and Friends TV show

    People love to hate Barney, the purple dinosaur ubiquitous in the 1990s thanks to the "Barney & Friends" show on public television in the US. Indeed, "I Love You, You Hate Me" is the title of a new two-part documentary about the show and the fiery anti-Barney sentiment that arose at the time. From Variety:

    In the trailer for the upcoming two-part docuseries "I Love You, You Hate Me," multiple talking heads, from Bill Nye the Science Guy to NBC's Al Roker, share stories of how quickly the world turned against the friendly dinosaur, rejecting its values of inclusion and respect. Bob West, a Barney performer who stepped into costume for the happy purple dinosaur, shared that death threats were made against his entire family. "They were violent and explicit, death and dismemberment of my family," he says in the trailer. "They were gonna come and find me, and they were going to kill me."

    image: Lester Balajadia/Shutterstock
  • Deep-fried Goo Goo clusters and oysters on a stick — a celebration of fair food

    We've covered fair food in the past here at Boing Boing, and we're back with more culinary delights from State and County fairs. This time we're reporting on some of the delicacies from the Arizona State Fair, which is running now through the end of October. AZ Central reporter Andi Berlin sampled the food and came up with a list of her five favorites. She explains:

    I do have a dream job. Little Andi would be dumbfounded by all the freaky-delicious things I ate while roaming the fairgrounds on McDowell Road during the event's opening weekend. Vendors were out there slinging funnel cakes topped with M&M's and whipped cream. People deep fried oysters and served them on a stick. Others set up Mexican al pastor for roasting over open coals. There was deep-fried cheesecake and Navajo fry bread topped with cheesesteak meat. 

    But part of my job is to guide you in the right direction and spare you from the wrath of bad fair food. These items aren't necessarily new, but they stood out to me those most. So in that spirit, here's a guide to the best and worst of the Arizona State Fair. 

    One of the worst dishes she had was the Philly cheesesteak fry bread. She explains, 

    "I wanted to love it, but this particular offering tragically fell short. With its gloopy mound of gravy-like substance in lieu of provolone or Whiz, it tasted nothing like Philadelphia's best. And with the dough's cakey thin texture, it didn't really taste like a fry bread either. Next time I will stick to tried and true basics like the Indian taco, which looked pretty good as I saw another customer whisk it away." And one of the best was a lobster roll with a side of lobster fries from Piggly's seafood: "The lobster was chunked small rather than being in big fat pieces, but the texture was nice and crispy and the chipotle sauce gave it a spicy-creamy flavor." Click here to read more from her list of the best and worst of the Arizona State Fair food offerings.

    And if you want to read more about fair food, check out this piece from Food Network that features food from all of the state fairs across the US. Some of the offerings look delicious—Indiana's roasted corn on the cob; Alaska's deep-fried halibut; Oregon's hemp burger; Mississippi's buttermilk biscuits; Georgia's black-eyed peas; Maryland's crabby patty; Tennessee's deep-fried Goo Goo cluster. Some look like they are just trolling us—Idaho's ice cream potato. And some I just don't understand, because I'm not from those places and don't know the local significance of those particular foods—North Carolina's Cheerwine funnel cake; New Jersey's meatball and mozzarella bread cone; Delaware's scrapple sandwich. Guess I need to visit some of those state fairs and do some taste testing of my own!

  • Weather reporter defends using a condom on her mic (video)

    What better way for a wet reporter to protect their hard gear than to practice safe coverage with a condom? When NBC's weather reporter Kyla Galer covered Hurricane Ian, she came prepared:

    And viewers noticed. "Ummm … what is that in the tip of the microphone," one person tweeted, to which Galer responded, "We gotta protect our gear at all costs."

    But before the small yet mounting twitterstorm could reach its climax, Galer nipped it in the bud.

    "A lot of people are asking what is on my microphone," she said (see second video below). "It is what you think it is—it's a condom! It helps protect the gear. We can't get these mics wet. There's a lot of wind, there's a lot of rain, so we got to do what we got to do, and that is put a condom on the microphone."

    Via Daily Beast

    Front page thumbnail image: UruphongK / shutterstock.com

  • This restaurant involves real, live goats that spend time grazing on the rooftop

    I was in Georgia recently, and the folks I was visiting told me about one of their favorite tourist attractions: Goats on the Roof. Goats on the Roof? I didn't understand. And sadly, I didn't have time to go see for myself, but it's definitely on my to-do list for my next visit.

    So, what's "Goats on the Roof?" It is a restaurant/entertainment concept that involves real, live goats that spend time grazing on rooftops. According to the Goats on the Roof website:

    The concept of having live goats on a roof dates back 40 years to the legendary Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant in Door County, Wisconsin. The Johnson family began letting goats graze on the sodded roof of their Sister Bay, WI eatery to attract crowds, and boy has it worked well for them. Four decades later, the restaurant is still going strong, and the goats (and the Swedish pancakes) are as popular as ever.

    USA Today provides more history and context:

    Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik in Sister Bay, Wis., is known for the goats on its roof. It was founded in 1949; in 1973, the late Johnson expanded into a new building and ordered a traditional sod-roofed building from Norway. "The walls were constructed, numbered, disassembled, and shipped to us," said son Lars Johnson.

    The Door County Pulse explains that the goats on the roof idea at the Sister Bay, WI store started as a practical joke:

    In 1973, when the restaurant building was renovated, grass was planted on the roof to follow a Scandinavian custom that started with rural houses built into hills. That same year, Al Johnson's friend Winkie Larson bought him a goat named Oscar, and later decided to play a joke on Al. He was in the process of climbing a ladder to Al's roof, with Oscar tucked under his arm, when the goat started kicking so hard that Winkie fell and broke his collarbone. On his second attempt, however, Winkie was successful, and ended up starting a tradition that will no doubt last for many more decades to come.

    But the Goats on the Roof concept is now no laughing matter. TechDirt explains that Lars Johnson, the owner of Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant, trademarked "putting goats on your building to attract customers," and promises to sue any company that violates the trademark. The owners of the Wisconsin restaurant have licensed the concept to two other restaurants—one is in Tiger, Georgia and the other is in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. (There are also attractions in Canada that involve goats and roofs, including this one in Coombs, BC, but they aren't affiliated with the US chain and aren't violating the law because it doesn't apply outside of the US). 

    Brit on the Move asks the question we all want to know: "Why visit goats on the roof?":

    First of all, you will be able to see goats and feed goats — a whole lot of them.

    From the roof, they wander from one building to another using the bridges that connect the buildings. There are several options to feed the goats while they are on the roof. For a small fee, you can send food up to the goats via various pully systems. If you feed the goats, you can earn yourself the goat ranger badge. Then there is the side yard where you can hand feed the goats. The kids love this, and it's fun to watch.

    There's more than just goats, though. At the original Goats on the Roof, you will find Al Johnson's Swedish restaurant, a beer garden, a shop carrying Swedish and Scandinavian goods, and an annual "roofing of the goats" parade. At the Georgia location you'll also find a food truck, a general store where you can find snacks and treats including boiled peanuts, homemade fudge, and nitro ice cream. There's also a children's playground, a gem mine, and a country store. The Pigeon Forge location offers similar experiences but also includes a "goat coaster," which, according to their website, is:

    an exciting journey through the hills of Tennessee at speeds just under 30mph and with a view that can't be seen anywhere else in town. Whether you enjoy riding alone or pairing up – it doesn't matter since the carts are designed to comfortably carry one or two people. Each cart is equipped with hand brakes so you can go slow if you are a little nervous, or let it rip if you are a speed demon. This hands-on ride is fun for the whole family, from children to grandparents. All are guaranteed to have a fantastic and memorable time!

    Someday, I hope to visit one of the Goats on the Roof, and if I'm lucky, I'll get to feed a bunch of goats. In the meantime, I'll have to be content with watching videos of other people enjoying the festivities, like this one from NOLA Gent, who gives us a tour of the Georgia location.

  • There's probably an art vending machine near you. What are you waiting for?

    I spend a lot of time in Bisbee, Arizona, which is a town known for its funky disposition and artistic vibe. Some local shops sell bumper stickers that perfectly sum up the town: "It's like Mayberry on acid." If you're ever in southern Arizona, it's definitely worth a stop. One of the cool things I found recently in Bisbee is an "art vending machine." Green Valley News describes the project, which was unveiled a couple of years ago and is currently located in the Bisbee Convention Center right near the front of the restaurant Bisbee Table:

    Looking to take home an original from one of Bisbee's beloved, talented local artists, but have limited funds or space? Trust the creative town to come up with a novel solution.

    The Bisbee Arts Commission recently unveiled its latest project, a vintage cigarette machine repurposed to dole out palm-sized paintings, jewelry, fiberwork, and sculptures neatly slotted into yellow cigarette cartons.

    The project was conceived as a way to provide a steady stream of revenue for both local artists and for the commission, said BAC chair Karen Schumacher.

    "Half of the money goes to us, but the other half goes to the artist," Schumacher said.

    Bisbee has wonderful local artists, so it was super cool to see the vending machine (it's called the "CIGART") and to be able to buy a tiny piece of local art. I was lucky enough to get a piece by artist and longtime Bisbee resident Ken Boe, who also facilitates the very cool "Bisbee Poetry Normalization Project," which helps place art and poetry in random places all over the town.  

    Finding this cool project in Bisbee made me want to know more about the practice of using old cigarette machines to dispense art and other non-cigarette items. I found an awesome article in Garden and Gun magazine called "The Southern History of the Art-o-mat" that traces their history to Winston-Salem, NC, when artist Clark Whittington created the first Art-o-mat in 1997. Garden and Gun explains:

    Cigarette machines were once found throughout the country, but especially in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home to the R.J. Reynolds tobacco empire. But by the 1990s, many were decommissioned and left to rust as the risks of smoking became more apparent — that is, until a local came up with an idea for a way to repurpose them. 

    Instead of putting cigarette packs in a machine, the artist Clark Whittington began inserting tiny pieces of art, in cartons of the same size—starting with his own and then expanding to include other artists — and dubbed it the Art-o-mat. He set out the first machine at a solo art show in a since-closed local coffee shop called Pennie University, in 1997.

    The article goes on to describe how currently, Art-o-mats can be found in more than 200 places all over the United States, and also now in other countries. This official map keeps track of all of the machines—but doesn't capture all of the similar projects that aren't officially "Art-o-mats," such as the machine I encountered in Bisbee:

    Today, Art-o-mats can be found at more than two hundred spots all over the country—in art museums, hotels, bars, and galleries (including the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegasthe Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, and the Esquire Tavern in San Antonio) as well as on countless college campuses. A map of the locations on the Art-o-mat website also shows one in Berlin and another in Australia. 

    The artists, who receive commissions from sales, apply through the website and must supply a certain number of works to keep up with the demand. The art objects themselves vary wildly, from a block print to a piece of jewelry to felted critters. There's a constant need for more art to refill the machines, which are leased to venues that purchase the art.

    Whether officially "Art-o-mats" or not, these machines that dispense local art are magnificent. I urge you to look at the map and see if there are any in your area, and if so, go check them out and buy some local art! And if there aren't any near you, jump in your car and head to Bisbee, Arizona to check out its "CIGART" machine. I promise, you won't be disappointed!

  • "100 Best Songs of 1982," the year when today's pop music was born

    Author and respected music critic Rob Sheffield argues that the year 1982 was a transformative moment in music. In Rolling Stone, he shares his wonderfully-eclectic list of the "100 Best Songs of 1982," from Toto's "Africa" (duh) to Hall & Oates's "Maneater," The Gap Band's "You Dropped A Bomb On Me," New Order's "Temptation," Prince's "Little Red Corvette," and, at number one, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's "The Message." The latter's video and more from the list below. Sheffield writes:

    WELCOME TO 1982: the year that invented pop music as we know it today. One of the most experimental, innovative, insanely abundant music years ever. Hip-hop takes over with "The Message" and "Planet Rock." New Wave synth-pop invades the Top 40. Disco and funk have a high-tech boom. Indie rock takes off with R.E.M. and the Replacements. Prince claims his throne as the Coolest Man Alive. Madonna dances out of Detroit. Thriller drops. New stars, new beats, new noises explode every week on MTV. So do some of history's most tragic haircuts. Synthesizers. Drum machines. The Walkman. After 1982, music will never be the same.

  • New York Times on the "cult of brown noise" aficionados

    White noise is static, a blend of all audible frequencies. It's hissy and harsh. I prefer brown noise, which attenuates higher frequencies and increases lower frequencies, giving it a richer sound. According to The New York Times, brown noise "gained a fervent following over the summer, picking up speed in online A.D.H.D. communities… Many said it allowed their brains to feel calm, freed from an internal monologue."

    Those with A.D.H.D. may not have enough dopamine in their brains, a chemical that impacts attention and motivation, [Yamalis Diaz, an assistant professor in the department of child & adolescent psychiatry at N.Y.U. Langone Health, who specializes in A.D.H.D.] said. Without enough dopamine, the brain stays "hungry" while you're trying to concentrate, Dr. Diaz explained. "While one part of the brain is trying to focus, the other part of your brain is looking for food." When you listen to a sound like brown, pink or white noise, "you're almost assigning the circuits a task," she said. "'You listen to this, while I focus on this task.'"

    Here is a fun colored noise generator you can use to mix a noise cocktail of your choice.

  • Adorable device from Teenage Engineering lets you cut your own vinyl record

    Teenage Engineering, maker of the OP-1 portable synthesizer and the Pocket Operator synthesizers collaborated with Pentagram's Yuri Suzuki and Japanese company Gakken to seemingly rebrand Gakken's record cutter for making 5" vinyl records with audio up to 4 minutes long. It's called the PO-80 record factory and it's $149, which is significantly more than the original that came out a couple of years ago and is still available on Amazon, for example, for $120.

    From the site:

    PO-80 record factory is a compact and portable record cutter that allows you to create your own 5" vinyl records and playback in lo-fi sound. designed to build yourself, the kit includes everything you need, just add your tracks. small parts included, not recommended or intended for children 0-12 years of age.

    A 10-pack of blank records costs $20.

    Teenage Engineering
  • Watch Coolio perform "Gangster's Paradise" in a dorm room with a college student on acoustic guitar

    A lovely Coolio (RIP) moment from 2013 shared on YouTube by then-university student Kelly Maguire:

    My house mates and I acoustic jamming sesh of 'Gangster's Paradise' with the one and only Coolio. After making a guest appearance at a local club in Preston UCLAN, we got him back the next day to cook us a 3 course meal and share stories of his life and have a laugh! One of the most bizarre, surreal nights of my life. Not many people can say they've had dinner, been to Tesco supermarket and sang 'Gangster's Paradise' with Coolio.

  • This day/night home camera doubles and triples as a dash or body cam

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    If we've learned anything from the great Sriracha shortage of 2022, it's that nothing is safe and sacred anymore. Even if your troubles are beyond hot sauce, the least you can do is keep your person and your personal belongings protected day or night. This TOKK CAM C2+ Range of Smart WiFi Discreet Day/Night Vision Camera can help with that.

    If you need just a few more eyes on your stuff, the TOKK CAM is a great option for your home. You'll get full photos and videos in 1280x720P resolution, so images of whatever is clinking around are crystal clear. And, because it attaches to any metal surface, your home can be covered on all bases, whether you're checking out the kitchen, bedrooms, or just what's coming in the mud room door (you can also spend a good amount of time watching your cat doing weird crap, but that's for another time).

    Need some more cushion? The camera also has a built-in mic, so you can give whatever is scouring your home a jolt to stay back. It's probably just your kid looking for a snack if we're being honest, but the supreme nighttime vision will confirm that it's not a ghost like you're constantly worried about. If you need to rewatch just to be sure Casper isn't around the corner, you'll get 30 free days of Cloud space and an SD card for memory.

    If you're in no need of a home cam but could use some surveillance on the go, this bad boy can also be used as a dash cam or body cam. Best case scenario, you do some really incredible people watching while you're walking down the street; worst case scenario, your new camera saves you from danger lurking around the corner away from your abode. Always better to be safe than sorry, and this camera ensures you'll have that extra padding.

    Get the TOKK™ CAM C2+ Range of Smart WiFi Discreet Day/Night Vision Camera, which also includes a clip, stand, USB cable, and instruction manual, for $60.99 (Reg. $89).

    Prices subject to change. 

  • Esteemed meteorologist draws giant penis across Florida on screen during coverage of Hurricane Ian

    During coverage of Hurricane Ian, Fox Weather meteorologist Bryan Norcross drew a giant penis across the state of Florida. Given Norcross's exemplary reputation, I think it was accidental, but it's still quite something. Watch below:

  • Netflix pulls LGBTQ content tag from "Dahmer"

    Netflix has removed the tag categorizing "Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" as LGBTQ content. For some reason, the people who complained about the tag don't feel like it's helpful or accurate for a horrible, psychotic cannibal to represent an entire community that continues to be marginalized, misunderstood, attacked, and discriminated against for doing nothing wrong.

    From Variety:

    The decision to categorize "Dahmer" as LGBTQ content ignited controversy on social media, with many subscribers condemning Netflix for the decision (via the Los Angeles Times). The tag is normally used to spotlight shows such as "Heartstopper" and "Sex Education," both of which include LGBTQ characters and subject matter in a positive light. "Dahmer" technically does feature an LGBTQ character since the serial killer was a gay man, but as one subscriber wrote on TikTok, "This is not the representation we're looking for."