'Joker': Anger for Use of Song by Convicted Pedophile Gary Glitter

Gary Glitter

Gary Glitter

After opening in the United Kingdom over the weekend, it's emerged that 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 brand new Joker movie, which stars Joaquin Phoenix because the iconic Batman personality alongside Robert De Niro, has change into a box office hit after grossing £234 million worldwide, together with $93.5 million in the USA final weekend.

He was sentenced for his current conviction in 2015, and is expected to be due for release in 2021.

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, helped write the track and will receive a lump sum for allowing the recording to be used in the film, the paper said.

One other angry Twitter person mentioned: 'There shouldn't be any longer this form of thing as a f*****g manner they keep gary glitter's music in the brand new joker movie OHMY F*****G GOD THAT'S AN ACTUAL CONVICTED PEDOPHILE'.

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The piece is heard playing in the background when Phoenix's character dances down a large set of stairs in the latest release, reported People.The song brought the film under fire as some critics are of the view that this will earn Glitter royalty money on "Joker's DVDs and soundtrack sales". I'm off the fence - this movie is immoral bullshit.

Gary Glitter is now jailed on child abuse crimes.

"The decision to pay a paedophile royalties is indefensible". The song seems pretty harmless, but Glitter is now in the middle of a 16-year prison sentence for attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault as well as one count of sex with an underage girl of 13.

At his sentencing the judge said, "It is hard to overstate the depravity of this terrible behaviour". In 2013 it was estimated he earned nearly $2 million in royalties after rock band Oasis used his lyric, "Hello, hello, it's good to be back", in their song "Hello".

The 1995 track Hello from Oasis' hit album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? included the line "Hello, hello, it's good to be back" - taken from Glitter's 1973 hit Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again.

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