It’s only been a matter of days since the Joker movie hit screens, and already it’s stirring up controversy.
The psychological thriller details the origin story of Batman’s archnemesis, The Joker, and how he became the notorious villain he is.
But, while the eagerly-anticipated movie has been a huge hit so far, it hasn’t been without its criticism, with many people calling out the film for its representation of mental illness – with some saying that it’s so dark that people are walking out of theatres.
But it seems people viewers watching the movie at the AMC Empire 25 near New York’s Times Square were forced to leave during a viewing after a man’s “disgusting” behavior scared them into fleeing.
Keep scrolling to learn more about the “disturbing” movie and why one man’s actions caused viewers to flee the theatre.