We haven’t seen “Joker” yet — it doesn’t come out in theaters until October 4 — but we have seen one blue-check comic editor tweet a Facebook complaint that “nails” why the movie is certainly problematic.
“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, debatably neurodivergent white man being failed by the system,” says Rachel Miller, “and I don’t want to be around any of the lonely white boys who relate to it.”
It seems like only earlier today we were writing about how Pennywise the child-eating clown from “It” was homophobic, as if the homicidal harlequin who is literally evil incarnate were ever an LGBTQ ally to begin with.
We don’t know if “Joker” is what prompted former Daily Show producer and Letterman writer Jena Friedman to tweet this or if she just had serial killers in mind and thought she’d make a comment about Republicans — the important part was slamming Republicans.
Can we please stop glamorizing serial killers? They aren’t evil geniuses or criminal masterminds. They’re mostly just sad, impotent, angry losers who aren’t even that smart. The smart ones become Republicans and then go on to kill so many more people with their policies.
— Jena Friedman (@JenaFriedman) September 10, 2019
She’s currently touring a show according to her Twitter bio, so maybe this is a bit she’s trying out?
This is mental illness, folks. https://t.co/ZOhiUR24Xu
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 10, 2019
Nurse…..we've got another one.
— Steve Oscar (@StevesOscarBlog) September 10, 2019
Lady I just wanted to look at cats
— WaLuigi (@EatingApplePie1) September 10, 2019
— #RollWithJacoby (@JacobPerry24) September 10, 2019
Jesus. Way to reach across the aisle.
— 🇺🇸Christopher Green🎮🤘 (@GM_Bino) September 10, 2019
"Daily Show" producer.
— Victoria Taft (@VictoriaTaft) September 10, 2019
Yup. Adds instant credibility.
— Jay García (@JayGarciaOnKeys) September 10, 2019
the tweet started off well and then just nose dived into insanity
— Sarcastic Hawke (@HawkeSarcastic) September 10, 2019
I was with her until the last sentence.
— Truth (@Truth76631575) September 10, 2019
Solid initial point ruined by delusion.
— jason hanson (@mjasonhanson) September 10, 2019
— Casey Kroll (@casey_kroll) September 10, 2019
This is what happens when you let politics get too tribal.
— JT (@AlastairGrayson) September 10, 2019
This is what happens when everything is politics.
People like this have bought into the idea that one side is inherently good and the other inherently evil. I know people from all walks of life and there are plenty of great and not so great people out there. She isn't smart enough to realize that she is a big part of the problem
— BorillaWarfare (@BorillaWarfare) September 10, 2019
Or…and this is obvious to anyone with a functioning human sense of humor not crushed to death by immersing themselves in the willing outrage industry…it's just a joke written by a joke writer.
But hey, man, you do you.
— Dr Pearl (@DrPearl) September 10, 2019
No, we get that it was a joke … it just sucked.
I don't think it's Republicans that support bills that make it legal to kill babies and profit off their body parts.
— Victoria T. (@desertskulls) September 10, 2019
Stephen Colbert tells a knock-knock joke about Trump and The Daily Beast is ON IT https://t.co/y1twEm1ibv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 3, 2019