Billboard Magazine reports:
Nevermind the film’s controversial plot. Joker, the R-rated box office smash about one socially isolated man’s descent into violence, recently came under fire for including a song by convicted pedophile Gary Glitter in its soundtrack.
Much of the public outcry has centered on whether Glitter — who is currently serving a 16-year jail sentence for sexually abusing three young girls in the late ’70s — will profit from the sync of his 1972 jock jam classic “Rock and Roll Part II” during a pivotal scene. The answer is complicated.
Glitter, 75, was sentenced to jail in 2015 for attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under 13 between 1975 and 1980.