The use of a Gary Glitter song in Joker is attracting major criticism from cinema-goers.
The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as a particularly dark version of the DC villain, and has already found success, winning the Venice Film Festival Golden Lion and breaking records over the weekend by taking $93.5 million at the US box office.
However, Joker has also caused its fair share of controversy, with director Todd Phillips attacked for his "woke culture" comments and mass shooting survivors flagging their concerns about the film's gun violence to Warner Bros.
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But he was won over in the end.
And, viewers have now been left deeply unimpressed with the use of Glitter's 1972 'Rock and Roll Part 2' in one scene.
Glitter was jailed in 2015 for a number of sexual assault offences, including one count of raping a 13-year-old girl.
It's no surprise then that a scene in which Glitter's song plays over the Joker (Phoenix) dancing down some stairs while his character transforms into a sinister killer has not gone down well.
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"There is no f**king way they put Gary Glitter's music in the new Joker movie," said one viewer, while another added that they were "so beyond disgusted" with the choice.
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Below are just a few more of their reactions (with strong language):
I feel like “don’t involve Britain’s most notorious living paedophile in this movie” was an easy win but I guess not
— untitled hern account (@alexhern) October 2, 2019
That song when The Joker is walking down the stairs is so G.......Gary Glitter. Really? Of all the songs you could pick, Gary glitter ???? pic.twitter.com/pGxZgfreh1
— Desmond Hartigan (@DelboyJH) October 4, 2019
Why...did they put Gary Glitter in the #Joker movie??
— Chris Anderson (@andersuite) October 5, 2019
I can’t believe they used a Gary Glitter song in the Joker movie.
— Michael Welch (@mycoolwelchxox) October 4, 2019
Why is no one bringing up the fact that JOKER features Gary Glitter on its soundtrack?!
Is everyone ok with it?!
— Andy Lonsdale (@AndyLonsdale7) October 6, 2019
Warner Bros has yet to comment on the decision to include the Glitter song.
Joker is in cinemas now.
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