Last updated on September 26, 2019
The US Army has issued a warning to army commanders over the possible danger of violence throughout screenings of the upcoming movie Joker. The memo, by US Army Base in Fort Sill Oklahoma, was shared with consumers on a favorite Air Force Facebook webpage and disclosed a bulletin posted from the Texas Joint Crime Information Center – functioning together with the FBI – had detected”disturbing and quite particular chatter from the darknet” concerning the potential targeting to get a mass shooting, reports Metro.co.uk.
“Commanders will need to know about the danger for family and soldier safety and also to increase situational awareness if they opt to attend the launch of the film,” the memo read. However, it was removed from the Facebook page.
The note, acquired by Gizmodo, stated:
Posts on societal websites have referred involuntary celibate (“incel”) extremists replicating the 2012 theater shooting Aurora, Colorado, in screenings of the Joker film at national theaters. This poses a possible threat to DOD employees and family members, even though there aren’t any known specific plausible threats to the launching of the Joker on 4 October.
Incels are people who express frustration from perceived drawbacks to beginning intimate relationships. Incel extremists idolize violent folks like the Aurora film theater shot. Additionally, they revere the Joker personality, the barbarous clown by the Batman series, admiring his depiction for a guy who has to pretend to be joyful but finally fights against his or her insecurities.
When entering theaters, identify two escape routes, stay aware of your environment, and recall the term”run, hide, fight.” Run if possible. If you are stuck, conceal (also known as”sheltering in place”), and remain calm. When a shooter finds you, then fight with anything you can.
The Todd Phillips movie is set to launch in a couple of days.
Many families of those victims who perished in 2012 at Aurora, Colorado following a gunman open shot in the local theater in a showing of this Batman movie, Black Knight Rises, written an open letter to Warner Bros calling them to do it against gun violence.
“Our firm has a very long history of committing to victims of violence, such as Aurora, and lately, our parent company joined other company leaders to call on policymakers to reevaluate bi-partisan laws to tackle this epidemic.
“At precisely the same time, Warner Bros. considers that among the purposes of storytelling would be to provoke difficult discussions around complex problems. Make no mistake: the literary nature Joker, nor the movie, is an endorsement of real-life violence of any sort. It’s not the aim of the movie, the filmmakers, or the studio to maintain up this character as a hero.”