A Ted Bundy survivor spoke out this week to remind people not to romanticize the notorious murderer.

The warning comes after Netflix had to ask people to stop calling the prolific serial killer “hot.” The company said it’s problematic to express sexual attraction towards a guy who confessed to brutally killing at least 30 women across seven states in the 1970s.

The renewed fascination in the pop culture icon stems from the Netflix docuseries “Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and the new biopic “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile” starring Zac Efron.

On one hand, Bundy certainly was handsome, however, his surviving victims want to remind everyone that he specifically used his looks and charisma to manipulate women into doing what he wanted.

The mother of one of his victims, Debra Jean Kent, told People she’s horrified by the portrayal of Bundy as a sex symbol.

Belva Kent said of the recent Bundy projects:

“It’s very disgusting to me. … It’s kind of aggravating to me, but I just try to ignore it and move on.”

Kent said what her daughter suffered could happen to anyone.

One of the things that make the infamous killer so scary is that anyone’s life could have been destroyed by Bundy because he looked like a normal individual.


She explained:

“You just never know when you can be in that position.You just want to let people know that it’s out there. … No one’s immune.”

Kathy Kleiner Rubin was nearly killed at night by Bundy when she was in college on January 15, 1978. She told TMZ he was a good looking person and people say “wonderful things about him … [because] That’s what they saw, that’s what Bundy wanted you to see.”

Bundy was “hot” and he used this charm to do his bidding.

However, his victims and their families tell stories of brutality and say it’s not ok to glamorize a murderer.

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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3 Replies to “People Are Calling Ted Bundy ‘Hot.’ His Survivor Warns: It’s Exactly What He Used to Attract His Victims”

  • Chrissy 2 years ago

    Who is saying he’s “hot”? I didn’t know there was a place to comment on Netflix. Oh you mean people quoting Twitter? Maybe just a publicity stunt to get you to watch their shows? He’s a serial killer, he used his “good boy” persona to lure innocent girls. Remember that part of him. And the victims, one 12 years old.

  • Melanie 2 years ago

    Ted Bundy was a serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar and necrophile. He assaulted and murdered young women and young girls confessing to 30 murders. Experts believe he murdered a lot more possibly 100 than he confessed to. What he did to their bodies was so gruesome before and after death. Detectives believe that he killed an 8 year old girl when he was only 14 as he delivered newspapers in Tacoma, but they never had enough evidence.
    January 24, 1989 Bundy was executed in the electric chair. Glad that he no longer walks amongst us and for those who consider him “hot” I am glad you never crossed paths with him.

  • Ck 2 years ago

    A man’s looks does not make him HOT it’s how he treats a woman that makes him hot. Ted Bundy is not hot

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