Todd Phillips, the director of the grim new comic book film, Joker, railed against the “far-left” cancel culture as his film is criticized by some as being too dark and violent.
Phillips’ version of the comic book character is a stark and more realistic portrayal of a man descending into madness and murder. While some critics have said the film may cause violence, Phillips has defended the Joker and in no uncertain terms criticized the leftists who are only looking for things to get angry about.
“I think it’s because outrage is a commodity, I think it’s something that has been a commodity for a while,” Phillips told The Wrap. “What’s outstanding to me in this discourse in this movie is how easily the far left can sound like the far right when it suits their agenda. It’s really been eye-opening for me.”
“We didn’t make the movie to push buttons,” the Hangover director added.