Ezra Miller, the 27-year-old actor known for playing “The Flash” in multiple DC films, was recently caught on camera seemingly choking a young woman to the ground. People are still debating whether or not this was a prank, a joke video gone wrong, or an assault.
Is the woman a fan? Are they friends? Do we need to call a family lawyer? There is much left to be revealed about this story, and both the woman and Ezra Miller have yet to comment.
Ezra Miller, who identifies as queer and prefers “they/them” pronouns, has acted in quite a few recognizable films and shows. These include:
In the video, the woman seems to approach Miller in a joking way. Miller approaches her, too, saying, “Oh, you wanna fight? That’s what you wanna do?”
— Ren(aissance) (@Hood_Vampire) April 5, 2020
He then begins to throttle her throat, but the onlookers filming the scene say nothing. It isn’t until Miller swings the woman around and throws her to the ground that the spectators get concerned, saying, “Woah, bruv, bruv, bruv.”
Not really. The biggest legal scandal he was involved in prior to this video was in 2011, when he was shooting “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
Pennsylvania police pulled over a car in which Miller was a passenger, and found 20 grams of marijuana in their possession. Charges were brought against Miller, but a judge later dropped them.
Miller instead received a $600 penalty for “disorderly conduct.” Of the incident, Miller said, “I don’t feel like there’s any need to hide the fact that I smoke pot. It’s a harmless herbal substance that increases sensory appreciation.”
Cancel Culture is still armed and dangerous as the hashtag #ezramillerisoverparty trends on Twitter. But some fans aren’t having it. There is so little context to this video at the time of writing, it’s hard to tell what the truth is.
In the video, it appears the woman is ready for a play-fight or performance. It does, however, seem like Miller took it much further than she (or the people filming) meant it to go.
What do you think? Was it all a big misunderstanding, or did Ezra Miller assault somebody?
log onto twitter in the middle of watching perks and find out that ezra miller is problematic omfg i can’t have anything pic.twitter.com/PcMcVNwYmz
— 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐫 ☆ (@littlewomenfiIm) April 6, 2020
I think we can hold our "Ezra Miller is canceled" hot takes for a few hours until we know that the choking video wasn't staged or part of a movie or TV show.
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) April 6, 2020
* Checks why Ezra Miller is trending * pic.twitter.com/AjmYNTv5X0
— Jimmy Folino (@MrNiceGuy18_58) April 6, 2020
McDonalds: “Do you want fries-“
Ezra Miller: “Do I want to FIGHT?!” pic.twitter.com/arzjDUGNWG
— 𝖆𝖘𝖍 (@kviserr) April 6, 2020
Diego Tinoco, star of “On My Block” chimed in on Twitter, writing,
“Dam.. insanely inhuman to disrespect and a harm a fan like that. Don’t know the whole backstory but I don’t think I have to. People get so clouded up in their heads with vanity they think they can do whatever they want to whoever they want. F*ck Ezra Miller”
Tinoco’s tweet has received over 8,000 likes at the time of writing.