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The Controversy Around the 'Joker' Stair Scene Song, Explained

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Joker, which came out October 4, has stirred up its fair share of controversy. Many think the villain origin story's premise is too grim and the plot too violent. 

Not only are some viewers not big fans of the writing and direction, but they're now calling out Joker's use of a certain song: Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2," which plays when Joker dances down a set of stairs (for two whole minutes) as he descends deeper into madness. Why? Because Gary Glitter is a convicted pedophile — and he could receive royalties.