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Heather Antos: Heather Antos Follow @HeatherAntos Why the Joker movie is problematic. Rachel Miller nails it. Rachel Miller August 8 at 8:48 PM Okay I've pinpointed exactly what it is that bothers me about a Joker movie. I don't want to watch a movie that shows us the trauma that drove the Joker insane. I don't want to watch a well-intentioned but unstable man get bullied until he turns into a mass murderer I don't want to watch a man get rejected by women as an excuse for his future of domestic abuse. I don't want to be shown what a poor, unfortunate underdog this man was who was sadly forced by circumstances and that nasty Batman to take up a life of crime. I don't want to have sympathy for a man best known for his robbery, murder and arguable rape shoved down my throat for two hours. I don't want this to be sold as a relatable story that can happen to anyone with a bad enough day, and I don't want to be around any of the lonely white boys who relate to it. Do you see what I'm getting at? I don't know if there ever is a good time for a movie that paints mass murder as the logical conclusion of a socially isolated, debateably neurodivergent white man being failed by the system, but I feel as though this is not fucking it. I don't want to see a movie that idolizes the Joker when there are plenty of easily armed fuckboys who already think he has the right idea, without adding a tragic backstory to elicit sympathy. I ALSO don't want the narrative line to be drawn between mental illness and mass murder, as is so often done in modern eras to Batman villains, and as is so common with the Joker in particular I don't want it to get highlighted and underlined in Sharpie as well. 3:09 PM -5 Sep 2019 16,568 Retweets 54,927 Likes t 17K 5.6K 55K lucyin thesky october 6 4 @sydneybaretts Sep 6 Replying to @HeatherAntos LM FA O Heather Antos @HeatherAntos God damn THE PUNISHER Netflix show is so good 3:24 PM- 12/15/17 Twitter for Android 18 Retweets 241 Likes Hernán Guarderas @hguarderas93-12/15/17 Replying to @HeatherAntos Don't understand some critical views on it. It's really good. All the characters are super nuanced and shows the different manifestations of PTSD 01 Heather Antos @HeatherAntos - 12/15/17 Honestly that's what I love about the Netflix shows in general. JJ showed a great characterization of someone suffering from ptsd of abuse. Great psychology V3 ti 1 447 96 4.7K thesky @sydneybaretts Sep 6 october 6 4 lucy in oof Heather Antos HeatherAntos You can't spell slaughter workout laughter >) #joker #Batman NO MATTER THE FACE F YOU CANT SPELL SLAUGHTER WITHOUT LAUGHTER 35 t 194 2.3K lucyinthe sky this is a little too funny 4 @sydneybaretts Sep 6 october Heather Antos @HeatherAntos #sometimesiwishthat I was #batman. Or the Joker. Yeah...I'd be the Joker. 13 8:45 PM- Apr 17, 2013 > 20 people are talking about this 27 ti 137 2.0K > Journalist calls Joker movie problematic - immediately outed as hypocrite
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 Why the Joker movie is problematic.
 Rachel Miller nails it.
 Rachel Miller
 August 8 at 8:48 PM
 Okay I've pinpointed exactly what it is that bothers me about a Joker movie.
 I don't want to watch a movie that shows us the trauma that drove the Joker
 insane.
 I don't want to watch a well-intentioned but unstable man get bullied until he turns
 into a mass murderer
 I don't want to watch a man get rejected by women as an excuse for his future of
 domestic abuse.
 I don't want to be shown what a poor, unfortunate underdog this man was who
 was sadly forced by circumstances and that nasty Batman to take up a life of
 crime.
 I don't want to have sympathy for a man best known for his robbery, murder and
 arguable rape shoved down my throat for two hours.
 I don't want this to be sold as a relatable story that can happen to anyone with a
 bad enough day, and I don't want to be around any of the lonely white boys who
 relate to it.
 Do you see what I'm getting at?
 I don't know if there ever is a good time for a movie that paints mass murder as
 the logical conclusion of a socially isolated, debateably neurodivergent white man
 being failed by the system, but I feel as though this is not fucking it.
 I don't want to see a movie that idolizes the Joker when there are plenty of easily
 armed fuckboys who already think he has the right idea, without adding a tragic
 backstory to elicit sympathy.
 I ALSO don't want the narrative line to be drawn between mental illness and
 mass murder, as is so often done in modern eras to Batman villains, and as is so
 common with the Joker in particular I don't want it to get highlighted and
 underlined in Sharpie as well.
 3:09 PM -5 Sep 2019
 16,568 Retweets 54,927 Likes
 t 17K
 5.6K
 55K
 lucyin
 thesky
 october 6 4
 @sydneybaretts Sep 6
 Replying to @HeatherAntos
 LM FA O
 Heather Antos
 @HeatherAntos
 God damn THE PUNISHER Netflix show is so good
 3:24 PM- 12/15/17 Twitter for Android
 18 Retweets 241 Likes
 Hernán Guarderas @hguarderas93-12/15/17
 Replying to @HeatherAntos
 Don't understand some critical views on it. It's really good. All the
 characters are super nuanced and shows the different manifestations
 of PTSD
 01
 Heather Antos @HeatherAntos - 12/15/17
 Honestly that's what I love about the Netflix shows in general. JJ
 showed a great characterization of someone suffering from ptsd of
 abuse. Great psychology
 V3
 ti
 1 447
 96
 4.7K
 thesky
 @sydneybaretts Sep 6
 october 6 4
 lucy
 in
 oof
 Heather Antos
 HeatherAntos
 You can't spell slaughter workout laughter >) #joker #Batman
 NO MATTER THE
 FACE
 F
 YOU CANT SPELL SLAUGHTER
 WITHOUT LAUGHTER
 35
 t 194
 2.3K
 lucyinthe sky
 this is a little too funny
 4
 @sydneybaretts Sep 6
 october
 Heather Antos
 @HeatherAntos
 #sometimesiwishthat I was #batman. Or the Joker.
 Yeah...I'd be the Joker.
 13 8:45 PM- Apr 17, 2013
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