Jared Leto‘s Joker might not be the most memorial version of Batman’s arch nemesis, the press surrounding the character is still alive. Leto made headlines regarding his pranks on the set of the 2016 DCEU film. Even though the film didn’t do very well, Leto’s humorous pranks caught on.

Leto’s rather odd choices of gifts and pranks are still remembered 5 years after the film released. It is no longer a source of positive press for the actor, as he took to explaining that the gifts such as “anal beads” and “used condoms” weren’t even sent to other cast members. He emphasized that the gifts were only meant to be taken as jokes.

The “Dallas Buyers Club’ actor told Entertainment Weekly that everything he had sent as gifts were jokes. He said that there’s a lot of fake news surrounding the gifts, and “99%” of it is false. He also said that many of the gifts that made the news were part of the fake news.

99.9 percent of what people read is bulls–t. There were no used condoms. Any of the very few gifts that were ever given were given with a spirit of fun and adventure and received with laughter, fun, and adventure.

Leto added that he was playing the Joker, so he had to do some pranks that were suited to the character. He added that most of the gifts were well within the line for the parties involved, and anyone from the Internet cannot draw those lines for them.

I’m playing a guy called the Joker, it’s OK to play some jokes. Nothing ever crossed any lines, and it’s not up to other people on the internet to create those lines.

Suicide Squad ended up soaring critically, and led to the blockbuster reboot of the film series through ‘The Suicide Squad.’ As DCEU is picking up again after parting ways with Zack Snyder, films such as Shazam & The Suicide Squad are providing the much-needed ignition for Warner Bros.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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