Joker memes are perfect for 2020.
The 2019 film Joker was controversial long before it was released. For some reason people thought this movie about a sad clown would incite rage and violence from disgruntled young men, which it in fact did not.
What it did do was bestow upon us a wealth of Joker memes. Many of these derive from the now-iconic scenes where Joaquin Phoenix’s titular Joker dances triumphantly on a long set of stairs, stands glumly in an elevator, or gets hit by a car. Now, thanks to a photo of Phoenix talking with director Todd Phillips on set that resurfaced a while back, a whole new category of Joker memes has been added to the mix.