As someone from the UK, I can confirm that it wasn't really a thing here outside of internet obsessives.If anything, being an atheist was seen as sort of "cool" and counterculture back then since the Religious Right was still sort of relevant at the time (but were also starting to decline) and despite being disliked by most Americans, they still were a loud vocal minority that had some influence in the whole neocon movement of the Bush years. Granted, this was mostly an American thing so it was probably perceived differently in the United Kingdom and Europe.
I should also mention that Dick Tracy wasn't a big deal here either. Maybe The Matrix started the trend, but I don't recall anyone dressing like that at the time. It was more emos, skaters, and chavs at that time.
The top comment.He made another video about joker
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I Googled "Joker SNL" to see if literally anyone was talking about this. This video is the second result, and it was uploaded 48 minutes ago. No one is talking about this.