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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:21 PM

Now snowflakes are triggered by song used in Joker...

'Joker' gets backlash for featuring song by disgraced glam rocker Gary Glitter

Some movie-goers are pretty horrified at Todd Phillips’s new movie Joker, and not least because of Joaquin Phoenix's unsettling performance.

The movie features Gary Glitter's Rock and Roll Part 2 in a key scene, during which Phoenix's failed comedian, Arthur Fleck, makes his transformation into his psychotic alter ego.

The song plays for around two minutes as Phoenix walks down a long flight of stairs.

Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was convicted in 1999 for downloading thousands of images of child pornography, and was deported from Cambodia in 2002 on suspicion of child sexual abuse. He was jailed in Vietnam in 2006 for molesting two girls, and on his return to the U.K. was placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

moar @ https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/joker-gary-glitter-song-backlash-155311871.html

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quad489 Oct 7 OP
Qukid Oct 7 #1
Solesurvivor Oct 7 #2
Boadicea Oct 7 #3
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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:48 PM

1. My wife won't go see it

because Robert De Niro is in it.

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Response to Qukid (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:22 PM

2. Yeah but from what Im told he gets murdered so theres that lol

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:28 PM

3. oh yeah he does...on live tv...

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Response to Qukid (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:53 PM

5. Hmm.......

Dark clouds, silver linings...............

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:17 PM

4. So if you were making the film ....

You'd be on board with dropping a $100k or more on a pedophile?

As mentioned in the article you linked to - for the song to be in the film - there's a payment. If that payment is going to Glitter - then congratulations, you just made a payday for a pedophile. And actually, there are two payments - master owner and publisher - generally in a 50/50 split. The longer the use of the material and the bigger the film, the more the payment. At 2 minutes and with the film being a big budget/world-wide release - a lot of money was forked over. Much of it going to a pedophile - even more so if Glitter held onto his publishing.

If it were my call - I'd have found another song to use in the scene.

Maybe something by Michael Jackson (cough, cough).

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