If you make a movie and it doesn't get meme-ified, did the movie even happen? Luckily for Joker, it doesn't have that problem.
Perhaps as a way to diffuse the controversy surrounding the film (or to lambast director Todd Phillips for his commentary about woke culture), Twitter has had its way with Joker. In fact, much of Twitter has seemed downright saturated by Joker, as the discourse about the film has spilled across the platform like a digital morality play unfolding in real time. Many have argued that the film is an irresponsible celebration of incels, a dangerous story exalting the rageful, maladjusted men who turn to mass violence as a balm for their resentment and isolation. Still others claim that the PC police have unfairly piled onto the film.
Joker opened to a heavy police presence at theaters nationwide, as law enforcement feared that it would inspire exactly the sort of mass violence of which Joker himself would approve. Meanwhile, Phillips stoked online debate anew when he said of why he left comedy, “Go try to be funny nowadays with this woke culture.” Phillips was widely pilloried for the implication that comedy reserves the right to offend, though he wasn’t without his share of supporters.
Doesn’t exactly sound like a barrel of laughs, does it? Given that Joker and the wearying discourse around it are rather short on comedy, Twitter's typical dose of bizarre humor was a welcome one. After all that, don’t you just want to make fun of Joker’s dance moves? Here are some of our favorite memes.
For those who didn’t catch the reference pic.twitter.com/Q6tf7QvJqT— Chris Feil (@chrisvfeil) October 9, 2019
Joker with Kawhi’s laugh? Here ya go pic.twitter.com/A9czXrqlOS— Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) October 9, 2019
Sorry but women invented starving for control, back off https://t.co/dRhEV9WET1— Rachel Sennott (@Rachel_Sennott) October 8, 2019
the joker but he laughs like seth rogen pic.twitter.com/KbvMt5Ij7b— freddy kroger (@ryanheezy) October 8, 2019
For those who didn’t catch the reference pic.twitter.com/1oYO0HS33o— Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) October 10, 2019
For those who didn't catch the reference pic.twitter.com/UX2Ix6q3YK— Carl Broughton (@Carlislegendary) October 10, 2019
Joker (2019) pic.twitter.com/7i4h7kE8NY— Doctor Who Minus Context (@WhoMinusContext) October 11, 2019
“Why did you murder those people”— Plathanos 🐝🇩🇴 #HIVESZN (@SavinTheBees) October 11, 2019
McLovin walked so The Joker could run pic.twitter.com/oYINNqelm5— deniche (@hotwangsauce) October 11, 2019
Joker (2019) pic.twitter.com/UvLN52SSly— ToughPigs: Muppet Fans Who Grew Up (@ToughPigs) October 10, 2019
this is how joker was dancing after he killed people pic.twitter.com/4m1yNfGvfj— boo-nnie (@barbiewench) October 8, 2019
The Joker but he’s dancing to Party For One by Carly Rae Jepsen. pic.twitter.com/GwfXoPaGke— Back and angrier than ever (@Angry_Arod) October 10, 2019
Joker dancing around Gotham— Don Alejandro (@manueloelcanelo) October 4, 2019
You Might Also Like