Influx of Instagrammers & influencers crowding 'Joker' stairs by taking selfies on it

Wha these guys are real... jokers.

Nyi Nyi Thet| October 20, 09:13 PM

You might have caught Joker by now.

You might also have felt slightly disturbed, and here's possibly why.

But one scene served as a standout in a movie with quite a few standouts.

The staircase scene

Here is the original.

Here is an alternate version.

The stairs are located in the Bronx, at 1170 Shakespeare Avenue.

Here it is.

You can read a really good interpretation of the scene by Sunita Partra here.

But basically it's to juxtapose the slouching, weary way in which Arthur Fleck climbed the stairs at the beginning of the film.

Image from Sunita Patra/ Joker Movie Warner Bros

Perhaps if Fleck were to try and recreate the scene again, it might be a little difficult with all the selfie-takers on the stairs.

Here are some examples.

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Me Fila’s are no ‘joke’ lads 🤡 Photo credit to the hubby @michaeljdorgan 📸

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#bronx #jokerstairs #joker #newyork #nyc #ny

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Joker Stairs🤩🤩🤩 You knew that you’re crazy #orlando #florida #usa #america #travel #travelwithalice #travelphotography #photography #photo #adventure #adventuretime #miss #missyou #hongkong #newyork #joker #crazy

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This morning i woke up as #kiariladyjoker🤡🃏 and decided to go take some shots at those stairs in the Bronx where a scene of the movie Joker was shot. YouTube video will follow up in the next days, i can’t wait to show you priceless reactions of people around the city! . What do you think of the movie?! Masterpiece in my opinion and Joaquin Phoenix the best of the best💯 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 📸 @newyorkloveny Thank you @manuspa to trigger the idea and @chalachinar for the make up on point👌💄 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• @jokermovie @toddphillips1

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Which isn't that bad, until you zoom out to show all the other people doing the exact thing.

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한국 유튜버 중에서는 내가 제일 처음 왔을껄 ㅋㅋㅋ 뒤에 러블리한 조커는 보너스 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 리뷰 기대해주세요 ㅋㅋㅋ #조커 #조커계단 #영화 #리뷰 #유튜버꿈나무 I'm pretty sure I must be the first Asian youtuber to visit here lol look at that lovely #joker at #jokerstairs #bronx Скорее всего я первый азиат здесь смотри на ту прекрасную #джокер

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With one post making a good point about how these Instagrammers might be inconveniencing those who actually need to take these stairs to get to work.

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While @jokermovie making millions in the box office worldwide, people living in the #Bronx using this famous stairway for their daily #life routine to go to work and earn a living. If you planning to visit will be nice to #RESPECT the place and the people that live there. 🙏🏼🃏 #Joker #JokerMovie

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Here are some tweets by locals around the area who aren't really seeing the funny side of a bunch of people descending on the Bronx like it was a tourist attraction.

Still a good movie though.

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