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

Wha these guys are real... jokers.

Nyi Nyi Thet | October 20, 2019 @ 09:13 pm


You might have caught Joker by now.

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

If ‘Joker’ made you feel uncomfortable, here’s 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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#bronx #jokerstairs #joker #newyork #nyc #ny

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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. IGTV and YouTube videos 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?? •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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

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.

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.

Related articles:

10 quotes from ‘Joker’ that many but not all of you can relate to

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If ‘Joker’ made you feel uncomfortable, here’s why

Image from Joker:Warner Bros/YouTube and rt_jhza


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