HARLEY QUINN Showrunner Defends Controversial JUSTICE LEAGUE "Snyder Cut" Joke In Recent Episode

HARLEY QUINN Showrunner Defends Controversial JUSTICE LEAGUE "Snyder Cut" Joke In Recent Episode

A recent episode of DC Universe's Harley Quinn took a shot at "Snyder Cut" fans, and while it was all in good fun, many were still offended. Now, showrunner Patrick Schumacker has addressed the joke...

Recently, Harley Quinn made headlines for a scene featuring two "toxic" fans wearing pro-Justice League "Snyder Cut" and anti-Star Wars: The Last Jedi t-shirts, something which offended a lot of very sensitive people out there. The backlash against the DC Universe series was sizeable, and showrunner Patrick Schumacker has now responded to the outrage. 

Asked during a recent fan Q&A (via Screen Rant) about how the joke ended up making it into the show, he admitted that he had "cold feet" about the scene and didn't expect it to make the final cut.

"Honestly, I put the shirts in there as an internal joke, and assumed those would never make it into the final cut [Laughs]," he explains. "Ultimately these guys were comedic to me because of how deep their toxic fandom ran, (particularly the one guy). And I don’t think he’s representative of all the Snyder Cut enthusiasts AT ALL."

"In truth, I had cold feet about keeping the shirts but I’m glad we did at the end of the day, and the Snyder Cut fans’ response has been outstanding," Schumacker concluded. "Such great sports!"

Some fans certainly appreciated Harley Quinn bringing more eyes to the "Snyder Cut" movement, and versions of the t-shirt were actually made to raise money for charity. However, there were inevitably a lot of people who were annoyed by this reference, even though it was clearly meant as a joke!

How did it make you guys feel?

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