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'Joker' Actor Joaquin Phoenix Calls for NY to Free Inmates Because They Can't Practice Distancing

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Remember when Joaquin Phoenix used his Best Actor speech at the Academy Awards to whine about humans taking milk from cows? Check out that video down below, in just a second.

On Wednesday, the actor came up with a completely ridiculous request for the governor of New York.

From TMZ:

The “Joker” star’s specifically calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to grant clemency to NY inmates, saying … “The spread of coronavirus in prisons threatens the health and safety of all of us.”

Phoenix adds that prisoners are unable to practice proper social distancing or maintain good hygiene, putting them at greater risk of infection, and says … “No one deserves to die in prison from COVID-19.”

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Secretary to the Governor, Melissa DeRosa, tells TMZ … a process has begun to release inmates “with 90 days or less remaining on their sentence who are 55 years of age or older, and whose underlying crime was not a violent felony or a sex offense.”


As promised earlier, here’s Phoenix’s “cows” acceptance speech…

And here’s more COVID-19 randomness, via Twitter…

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