Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is being criticized for using a song by convicted pedophile Gary Glitter.
Towards the end of Joker, after Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck has fully embraced his villainous alter-ego, the Clown Prince of Crime makes his way to the taping of a late-night show while dancing to the “Rock and Roll Part 2” by convicted pedophile Gary Glitter. Now, audiences are criticizing the decision to include the song in Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker because Gary Glitter could receive royalties from Warner Bros. as a result.
In 1997, Gary Glitter was arrested after a technician discovered child pornography on the hard drive of the laptop the musician brought in for repairs. In 2015, Gary Glitter was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of having sex with a girl under the age of 13.
You can check out reactions to the decision to Gary Glitter’s song in Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker below!
I’m of two minds about this, to be frank. On one level, the film’s provocations are deliberately juvenile, bordering in on trollish.
In actuality, the most morally questionable aspect of the film is the use of a Gary Glitter song, and the film is well aware of this. pic.twitter.com/h25dHrc4js
— Darren Mooney (@Darren_Mooney) October 1, 2019
Gary Glitter gets royalties for Joker. They're literally paying a paedophile to use his music in a movie about the consequences of child abuse. I'm off the fence – this movie is immoral bullshit.
— Man vs. Pink (@ManVsPink) October 6, 2019
REALLY? convicted Pedo Gary Glitter is to recieve royalties for the Joker movie….and its a LOT of money. RETWEET if you think there should be a law against Pedos working in hollywood after conviction or benefitting from their parts.https://t.co/wJduoJKw7g
— MARFOOGLE NEWS (OFFICIAL) (@Marfoogle) October 7, 2019
Gary Glitter was the worst song choice for #Joker
Literally any non-pedophile songwriter would’ve worked for that scene.
PEDOPHILES DO NOT NEED RESIDUALS!!
— Mystery Producer (@mysteryladyfilm) October 6, 2019
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Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fracturedsociety. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.