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Crazy People Are Dangerous: ‘Several Disturbing Accusations’ vs. The Flash

Posted on | June 21, 2022 | No Comments

If you want to be a super-hero, don’t be a creepazoid:

Warner Bros. is reportedly prepared to drop Ezra Miller, the once-promising star of 2017’s Justice League and the upcoming movie The Flash, from future D.C. Comics movies amid mounting legal trouble.
According to multiple outlets including Deadline and Rolling Stone, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is said to be considering a replacement for Miller after releasing The Flash, which was completed before Miller’s latest round of legal woes and delayed due to the pandemic.
The splashy comic book movie, in which Warner Bros. reportedly invested $200 million, wrapped production last fall and is currently due to hit theaters on June 23, 2023.
The news of Miller’s career trouble follows several disturbing accusations.

“Mounting legal trouble” and “disturbing accusations” are a polite journalistic way of saying, “This guy’s a dangerous pervert.” And not just the ordinary kind of Hollywood sleaze for which Harvey Weinstein was notorious, but really sick stuff involving vulnerable adolescents. Before going into details about what Miller is alleged to have done — and as far as I can learn from news reports, “they/them” is currently a fugitive from justice — let’s first examine some important questions: Who is Ezra Miller and how did this creepazoid become the star of a comic book movie into which Warner Bros. has reportedly sunk $200 million?

As a teenager, Miller played a murderous psychopath in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), and then got what might be considered his big break when “they/them” was cast in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) which also starred Emma Watson. “they/them” first appeared briefly as The Flash in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and reprised the role in Suicide Squad (also 2016) and Justice League (2017). Simultaenously, Miller was cast as Aurelius Dumbledore in the Harry Potter spinoff series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022). These last three films are all big-budget projects, so Miller was evidently considered very “bankable” in the movie business, which would explain why the folks running the DC Universe franchise owned by Warner Bros. didn’t see any problem with making The Flash a $200 million project. Ah, but were there omens of a trouble in Miller’s personal life? Indeed, there were:

Miller came out as queer in 2012, but avoids the use of the label “queer”. They had also said in 2018, “Queer just means no, I don’t do that. I don’t identify as a man. I don’t identify as a woman. I barely identify as a human.” Miller uses they/them pronouns, which GQ wrote in 2020 was “a pointed refusal to be gendered”. They previously used all pronouns interchangeably, but as of 2022 uses they/them, it, or zir pronouns. Having expressed an interest in “kissing boys” at a young age, Miller said, “The way I would choose to identify myself wouldn’t be gay. I’ve been attracted mostly to ‘shes’ but I’ve been with many people and I’m open to love whatever it can be.” Miller also commented on having “a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular.”
In 2018, Miller showed support for the #MeToo movement and revealed a personal experience of that kind with a Hollywood producer and a director, both of whom were left unnamed: “They gave me wine and I was underaged. They were like, ‘Hey, want to be in our movie about gay revolution?’ And I was like, ‘No, you guys are monsters.'” Later that year, they announced that they were in a polyamorous relationship with multiple people, including their bandmates in the rock band Sons of an Illustrious Father.
On January 27, 2022, Miller posted a video on Instagram that seemed to threaten members of the Ku Klux Klan operating in Beulaville, North Carolina. In response, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported no knowledge of recent Klan activity in Beulaville.

Just in case you were wondering, the population of Beulaville, N.C., is 1,116. Why a Hollywood actor would think this tiny town was a hotbed of Klan activity, nobody has ever figured out. As if all this stuff about his “pointed refusal to be gendered” wasn’t enough to raise red flags about Miller, there were other signs of trouble:

On June 28, 2011, in the midst of filming The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Miller was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over in Pittsburgh for a broken brake light; police discovered twenty grams of marijuana in Miller’s possession. The actor was initially charged with drug possession, but the charge was later dropped by a judge. They instead faced a penalty of $600 for two citations of disorderly conduct. Miller later remarked, “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.”
On April 6, 2020, a video surfaced in a since-deleted tweet that appeared to show Miller choking a woman and throwing her to the ground. The video was confirmed by Variety to have taken place at Prikio Kaffihus, a bar in Reykjavik that Miller frequents when in the city. A bar employee identified the person in the video as Miller, who was escorted off the premises by staff after the incident.
On March 28, 2022, Miller was arrested in Hawaii following an alleged physical altercation with patrons after having hurled obscenities at clients at a karaoke bar and was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment.
On April 19, 2022, Miller was again taken into custody for second-degree assault by Leilani State Subdivision police authorities in Pahoa for allegedly throwing a chair which hit a 26-year-old woman and left a half-inch cut on her forehead after being told to leave during a private get-together. Miller had been arrested twenty minutes after the attack during a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 130 and Kukula Street in Kea’au. Just hours after this second arrest within weeks, Miller pleaded no contest to the karaoke incident and was fined $500 for disorderly conduct by Judge Kanani Laubach.

Permit me to suggest that the “harmless herbal substance” isn’t quite so harmless as Ezra Miller claims. Correlation is not causation, of course, but the fact that Miller (a) is an admitted dopehead might be related to the fact that (b) he seems to be confused about his gender and (c) keeps causing disturbances in public. But the producers of The Flash apparently didn’t mind having a queer non-binary dopehead as the star of their comic-book movie, and then the real trouble happened:

In June 2022, the Standing Rock Sioux tribal court issued a temporary order of protection against Miller on behalf of 18-year-old activist Tokata Iron Eyes. Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle, Tokata’s parents, requested the court order due to Miller allegedly using “violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs” to hold sway over their child. The relationship between Miller and Tokata Iron Eyes, which began in 2016 when Miller was 23 and Iron Eyes was 12, also included Iron Eyes flying to London in 2017 to visit Miller on the set of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Iron Eyes also dropped out of school in 2021, allegedly to follow Miller. Iron Eyes’ parents also alleged in their documents that Miller had caused bruises on their child’s body and that Miller had manipulated their child to believe they are transgender. Tokata later responded by denying their parents’ allegations. As of June 10, 2022, law enforcement has been unable to locate Miller to serve them with the order. . . .
On June 16, 2022, a mother and her twelve-year-old child were granted a temporary harassment prevention order against Miller in Massachusetts, after the latter allegedly threatened the woman’s family and showed inappropriate behavior towards the child. According to the mother and child, Miller, who was originally visiting a neighbor, showed up to the family’s house unexpectedly while wearing a bulletproof vest and brandishing a gun before “pestering” the child by “uncomfortably” touching their hips.

Yeah, you start messin’ around with 12-year-olds, and even the greedy sleazebags in Hollywood might see this as a problem. You can picture the scene in the corporate offices at Warner Bros., with executives asking, “Wait a minute — we spent $200 million on a movie starring a guy with ‘they/them’ pronouns? And now he’s on the lam, accused of diddling 12-year-olds, two weeks before the movie’s supposed to hit theaters?”

The red carpet for The Flash premiere is gonna be a perp walk.

Bonus drama: Remember how Emma Watson denounced J.K. Rowling for “transphobia”? Now some people are wondering why Emma is silent about her former co-star:




 

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