Serial killer Ted Bundy was executed on January 24, 1989 after confessing to more than 30 homicides. At the time of his execution shirts with the phrase “Burn Bundy Burn” became popular in the local community. During the execution audience members held signs with this slogan and cheers erupted when it was confirmed that Bundy had been put down. The execution of a man was turned into a commodity (shirts) which represents not only a strong belief of punishment, but also the ways in which capitalism is so deeply embedded into our society. Similar shirts now can be found on Etsy to be purchased. Is this a form of exploitation? Or did Bundy’s actions make it impossible to endure that experience?

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