‘Suicide Squad’ director admits The Joker’s “Damaged” tattoo took things “too far”

Jared Leto’s Joker tattoos in Suicide Squad were controversial, but none more so than the word “Damaged” written across his forehead. Director David Ayer has been responding to DC fans on Twitter lately, and admitted that the tattoo took things a little too far.

“Yes I have to fall on that sword,” Ayer said to a fan asking if the “Damaged” tattoo was his idea. “It was one step too far,” he admitted.

That being said, Ayer still likes it and explained the reasoning behind the tattoo:

Ayer has continually reflected on what he’d do differently if he could do Suicide Squad all over again. Making The Joker the main villain is something he’s mentioned multiple times. Now, we can probably also add removing the “Damaged” tattoo to his list.

Last weekend, Ayer also admitted that the theatrical cut of Suicide Squad was “very different” than the original cut of the movie.

If you weren’t a fan of Jared Leto’s Joker look, would removing the “Damaged” tattoo be enough to make you more of a fan? Let me know in the comments below.