Published: Tue, October 15, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

'Joker' film sparks outrage for using song by convicted pedophile Gary Glitter

'Joker' film sparks outrage for using song by convicted pedophile Gary Glitter

However, his music still does the rounds it seems, with his 1972 track "Rock And Roll Part 2" frequently being used at sporting events, and on the soundtrack to TV and movies, such as the recently-released Todd Phillips film Joker.

Warner Bros.is seeking to take away a Gary Glitter observe from future releases of the field workplace smash to keep away from the jailed pedophile getting even richer from royalties, in line with a report.

The song comes precisely at a time where the movie's main character Joaquin Phoenix dances along to the sound of the music in a scene. In 2015, he was found guilty of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of having sex with a girl under the age of 13, and sentenced to 16 years in prison.

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"Todd Phillips" Joker now exceeds box office expectations but controversy follows the movie on every step of the way. However, some were unwilling to scrutinize The Joker for danger that the paedophile would financially procure pleasure in royalties from the film - which... Glitter was convicted for downloading child pornography photos back in the 1990s.

It was initially suspected that Glitter will receive a six-figure sum as he is listed as one of the two songwriters of the song. The chatter has now prompted Snapper Music, the label that owns the rights to "Rock n' Roll Part 2", to issue a statement making clear that Glitter himself isn't making any money courtesy of the clown movie. He's now in the midst of serving a 16-year prison sentence in the United Kingdom.

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