Joker hit theatres with a bang, and folks have found a variety of ways to be upset with the film that was predetermined to be controversial from its inception.

The film was a prime target for outrage from several fronts of the culture war. If one were to put on their social-justice-tinted glasses, the optics of a middle-aged white man (Joaquin Phoenix) with nothing to lose is one that stokes incel flames, and could even embolden white men to become violent.