JAILED paedo Gary Glitter is set to rake in a fortune from one of his hits featuring in Joker.
Rock and Roll Part 2, which Glitter helped write, is played in a key scene of the blockbuster.
The featured song will make the paedophile hundreds of thousands of pounds, experts said today.
He will receive a lump sum for letting the recording be used and royalties will be paid based on how well the film does in cinemas, plus DVD sales and sales of the film’s soundtrack.
The 1972 hit plays for around two minutes in a key scene when Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker dances down a long flight of steps as he fully transforms into the villain.
The Warner Bros movie is set to make £125million from its opening weekend worldwide.
Phoenix, 44, has won rave reviews for his portrayal of mentally ill comedian Arthur Fleck, who has a history of abuse, and how he turns into the infamous Batman baddie.
But fans reacted furiously online to the inclusion of the glam rocker’s song.
ManvsPink tweeted: “Gary Glitter gets royalties for Joker.
“They’re literally paying a paedophile to use his music in a movie about the consequences of child abuse. I’m off the fence — this movie is immoral bull****.”
Miss Omens said: “I still haven’t recovered from the shock of hearing Gary Glitter.”
And Justin Sane added: “The acting & cinematography is incredible. My only complaint is them using Gary Glitter’s Rock and Roll Part 2. That monster doesn’t deserve any royalties.”
Glitter, 75, is currently serving 16 years for attempted rape, indecent assault and having sex with a child under 13.
He was first locked up in 1999 for downloading images of child abuse. He was then jailed in Vietnam in 2006 for molesting two girls aged 11 and 12 before being released in 2008.
Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was jailed for the third time in 2015 for abusing three young girls and is believed to be due for release in 2021.
Last year he was moved from Albany jail on the Isle of Wight to Category C jail The Verne on the isle of Portland, Dorset.
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In 2013 it emerged he had earned an estimated £1million of royalties after Oasis sampled his lyrics.
The 1995 track Hello included the line “Hello, hello, it’s good to be back” — taken from Glitter’s 1973 hit Hello, Hello, I’m Back Again.
He also got an estimated £200,000 for copyright infringement.
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