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Aurora shooting victims raise concerns about Joker in letter to Warner Bros.

Family members of theatergoers killed in a mass shooting during a 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises have signed a letter to Warner Bros. expressing concerns about the new film Joker.

The family members say they remain haunted by “absolute hell and pain” over the shooting in Aurora, Colo. — when a gunman wearing body armor and armed with multiple weapons killed 12 and injured scores of others — and say the storyline of Todd Phillips’ Joker is worrisome. In the film, the DC Comics villain played by Joaquin Phoenix is presented as a mistreated outcast who goes on a killing spree.

[The Aurora shooting], perpetrated by a socially isolated individual who felt ‘wronged’ by society, has changed the course of our lives,” reads the letter obtained by EW. “When we learned that Warner Bros. was releasing a movie called Joker that presents the character as a protagonist with a sympathetic origin story, it gave us pause.”

The group isn’t asking the studio to halt the film’s release, however, or urging a boycott. Instead, they’re asking the studio donate to groups that help victims of gun violence, as well as “end political contributions to candidates who take money from the NRA and vote against gun reform” and “use your political clout and leverage in Congress to actively lobby for gun reform.”

https://ew.com/movies/2019/09/24/aurora-shooting-joker/


I think this movie is an incels wet dream and probably shouldn't be released at all.

The Womens March has a new board member.


https://twitter.com/ZahraBilloo/status/773885643743227904


https://twitter.com/ZahraBilloo/status/297184412645339137


https://twitter.com/ZahraBilloo/status/1039264852588552192


https://twitter.com/melissaeweiss/status/1173660989855846400

Womans March cutting ties with three original board members accused of anti-Semitism

(THIS IS THE JEWISH GROUP)


The Women’s March is cutting ties with three inaugural board members who have been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism, infighting and financial mismanagement — controversies some say have slowed the organization’s progress and diminished its impact.

Co-Chairs Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour stepped down from the board July 15, though the organization has been slow to announce their departures. The Women’s March website continued to host their photos and titles as co-chairs through this week, when the group announced the board turnover.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2019/09/16/womens-march-cutting-ties-with-three-original-board-members-accused-anti-semitism/

This is quite common, in a certain context.













https://www.camera.org/article/wave-of-palestinian-violence-accompanied-by-spate-of-bad-writing/
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