Jeremy Gordon becomes just the latest critic whose list of Joker controversies—“whether the film will serve as an incel rallying cry, require in-theater security, run the table at the Oscars, set up a future confrontation with Robert Pattinson, merit justified comparisons to Taxi Driver or The King of Comedy, enhance or destroy Joaquin Phoenix’s reputation as a serious actor”—completely fails to mention the only issue anyone whose opinion matters to me (including myself) actually cared about: its misuse of mental illness as an excuse and explanation for mass violence. That so few people find that aspect problematic literally is the problematic.

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