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  • Joker star Zazie Beetz has offered her thoughts on the controversy surrounding the film. 1 / 9

  • Beetz plays Sophie Dumond in the newly-released DC film. 2 / 9

  • In an interview, she was asked about the concern related to the film's portrayal of the Joker... 3 / 9

  • And how it seems to offer a sympathetic look at the violent villain. 4 / 9

  • "I think that it's really kind of an empathy toward isolation," she replied. 5 / 9

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  • "But is it empathy for that, or is it kind of just an observation on personalities who struggle?" 6 / 9

  • Concern regarding the film's depiction of the Joker has previously been acknowledged by its director and lead. 7 / 9

  • Joker is in theaters now. 8 / 9

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