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    The Joker, Incels, Threats And FBI Warnings

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    The U.S. military has warned service members about the potential for a mass shooter at screenings of the Warner Bros. film Joker, which has sparked wide concerns from, among others, the families of those killed during the 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

    The U.S. Army confirmed on Tuesday that the warning was widely distributed after social media posts related to extremists classified as “incels,” were uncovered by intelligence officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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    In the alert emailed to service members, Army officials claimed that incels “also idolize the Joker character, the violent clown from the Batman series, admiring his depiction as a man who must pretend to be happy, but eventually fights back against bullies.”
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    And James Holmes, the man who opened fire in a crowded movie theater in 2012 has become a bit of a hero to the incel community. It’s often been repeated that Holmes was inspired by the Joker, a claim that primarily rests on statements the killer reportedly made to police after the fact in which he said he “was the Joker.”
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    Cthulhu is calling....
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    Clockwork Orange... but nothing has happened yet and hopefully nothing will happen.

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    "In a September 18th email, service members were instructed to remain aware of their surroundings and “identify two escape routes” when entering theaters. In the event of a shooting, they were instructed to “run, hide, fight.”"

    Imagine being a member of the armed forces and reading this official armed forces warnings to all troops who may be planning to attend the new Joker movie. For many of these people, this may well be a WTF wake up moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Clockwork Orange... but nothing has happened yet and hopefully nothing will happen.
    The droogs weren't celibate, and "involuntary" was only on part of their victims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerful Charlie View Post
    "In a September 18th email, service members were instructed to remain aware of their surroundings and “identify two escape routes” when entering theaters. In the event of a shooting, they were instructed to “run, hide, fight.”"

    Imagine being a member of the armed forces and reading this official armed forces warnings to all troops who may be planning to attend the new Joker movie. For many of these people, this may well be a WTF wake up moment.
    We didn't get that here. Maybe it was just because there was a local threat. There wasn't (or hasn't yet been) a DoD wide warning, at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerful Charlie View Post
    https://io9.gizmodo.com/u-s-military...iol-1838412331

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    The U.S. military has warned service members about the potential for a mass shooter at screenings of the Warner Bros. film Joker, which has sparked wide concerns from, among others, the families of those killed during the 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

    The U.S. Army confirmed on Tuesday that the warning was widely distributed after social media posts related to extremists classified as “incels,” were uncovered by intelligence officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    ...
    In the alert emailed to service members, Army officials claimed that incels “also idolize the Joker character, the violent clown from the Batman series, admiring his depiction as a man who must pretend to be happy, but eventually fights back against bullies.”
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    And James Holmes, the man who opened fire in a crowded movie theater in 2012 has become a bit of a hero to the incel community. It’s often been repeated that Holmes was inspired by the Joker, a claim that primarily rests on statements the killer reportedly made to police after the fact in which he said he “was the Joker.”
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    Cthulhu is calling....

    So nothing about muslim terrorists, south american MS-13 migrants or scary thuggish black males then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fentoine Lum View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerful Charlie View Post
    https://io9.gizmodo.com/u-s-military...iol-1838412331

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    The U.S. military has warned service members about the potential for a mass shooter at screenings of the Warner Bros. film Joker, which has sparked wide concerns from, among others, the families of those killed during the 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

    The U.S. Army confirmed on Tuesday that the warning was widely distributed after social media posts related to extremists classified as “incels,” were uncovered by intelligence officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    ...
    In the alert emailed to service members, Army officials claimed that incels “also idolize the Joker character, the violent clown from the Batman series, admiring his depiction as a man who must pretend to be happy, but eventually fights back against bullies.”
    ...
    And James Holmes, the man who opened fire in a crowded movie theater in 2012 has become a bit of a hero to the incel community. It’s often been repeated that Holmes was inspired by the Joker, a claim that primarily rests on statements the killer reportedly made to police after the fact in which he said he “was the Joker.”
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    Cthulhu is calling....

    So nothing about muslim terrorists, south american MS-13 migrants or scary thuggish black males then?
    Nope, just the unfuckables.
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    Is Joker a 'Dangerous' Movie? Joaquin Phoenix and Director Todd Phillips Respond to Critics

    Warner Bros. issued a statement Tuesday responding to the ongoing debate surrounding the potential "danger" of its Joker movie, most recently highlighted in a letter sent to the studio by the families of the victims of the 2012 mass shooting at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado who are concerned that the film could incite similar violence. In the statement - which you can read in its entirety below - Warners acknowledges that art is designed to "provoke difficult conversations around complex issues," but insists that Joker is not intended to glorify the character. IGN spoke to actor Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips last week, who defended their film in response to the controversy. You can watch their responses in the video above or read their quotes in the original article below.
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    Have any of you seen the film? I saw it at Toronto Film Festival. It is very dark and very very well made. You leave the theatre feeling a bit disturbed. Its the kind of film that can haunt you, in a good way, but its definitely not appropriate for kids. Its very well made. He should be in Oscar contention for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly_Penguin View Post
    Have any of you seen the film? I saw it at Toronto Film Festival. It is very dark and very very well made. You leave the theatre feeling a bit disturbed. Its the kind of film that can haunt you, in a good way, but its definitely not appropriate for kids. Its very well made. He should be in Oscar contention for it.
    The notion that a movie might drive an insane society into insanity is hilarious.

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