Oct 18, 2019
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Warner Bros. Responds To Controversial Joker Scene

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If the gruesome subject matter of Todd Phillips’ Joker wasn’t enough to handle, the Joaquin Phoenix-led movie has left some fans a little ‘clown’ in the dumps with the use of a controversial song choice. Now, Warner Bros. is breaking its silence on the use of Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part II”.

For those who don’t know, Gary Glitter — real name Paul Francis Gadd — was sentenced in 2015 and is currently serving 16 years behind bars for historical child sex offences. Among his various crimes, Gadd was found guilty of raping girl under the age of 13.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Critics have called Joker out for including “Rock and Roll Part 2” in the movie and Warner Bros.’ apparently united stance against removing it from further showings.

According to Billboard, the studio is refusing to remove the track from Joker. There were originally worries that Glitter would receive royalties from Joker‘s use of the track, but as various sites have pointed…

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