Why you need to boycott The Flash and it’s 99.98% because of Ezra Miller.
In August 2022 Discovery/Warner Brothers/DC shelved a film they already spent $100 million dollars on. A plethora of reasons were given but none which made sense. They claimed it wasn’t a good film, it was of poor quality. The studio that brought you Battlefield Earth, Catwoman, and Ballistic Ecks vs. Sever suddenly had standards for their films. Media claims there was a tax write-off involved in shelving the project but ultimately it leads to the larger issue; (Somehow no mention of race or gender is ever presented in the dialogue). If Warner Brothers can drop $100 million dollars on a film that is not getting released, why can’t they spend $100 million to reshoot their Flash movie and replace Ezra Miller as the lead actor.
The marketing for The Flash film has been highlighting Michael Keaton’s return as Batman but ultimately it’s a gimmick to play down the very major role their publicly infamous lead actor has. To pay money to see The Flash is an endorsement of not only Miller’s actions but WB’s approval of his conduct via their silence.
Why replace Ezra Miller? Well his conduct over the past few years hasn’t been stellar. Here are the highlights of his very public troubles.
On June 28, 2011 while shooting 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 20 grams of marijuana in Miller's possession. The actor was initially charged with drug possession, the charge was later dropped by the judge. Replaced with a $600 citation for disorderly conduct. A pot arrest these days is rather innocuous but it was the start of larger problems for the DC actor.
On April 6, 2020, a video appeared to show Miller strangling a woman and throwing her to the ground. The video took place at Prikið Kaffihús, a bar in Reykjavík, Iceland, 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 after a physical altercation with patrons. He reportedly hurled obscenities at customers at a karaoke bar and was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. Miller later claimed he became enraged after being "accosted by a Nazi". During the arrest, Miller also claimed that he was being "unlawfully persecuted," after members of the police “misgendered” him, and he accused the officers of intentionally committing a hate crime. Miller eventually pleaded no contest to the karaoke incident and was fined $500 for disorderly conduct.
Three weeks later, on April 19, 2022, Miller was again taken into custody for second-degree assault in Pāhoa. According to Midi Libre, he was arrested for throwing a chair, which hit a 26-year-old woman and left a half-inch cut on her forehead, after being asked to leave during a private get-together. Miller was arrested 20 minutes after the attack during a traffic stop in Kea'au.
Perhaps it’s the beautiful weather but a Hawaii couple gained a temporary restraining order against Miller on March 31, 2022 after Miller allegedly barged into their bedroom and threatened them. He was also accused of stealing a passport as well as a wallet containing a social security card, driver's license and bankcards. The couple later withdrew their petition on April 11.
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. Her parents, Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle, requested the court order because, they said, Miller's use of "violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs" hold sway over their child. The relationship between Miller and 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 The Crimes of Grindelwald. Iron Eyes dropped out of school in 2021, which her parents believe she did in order to follow Miller. Her parents also stated in court documents that Miller had caused bruises on their child's body, and that Miller had groomed and manipulated her. Text and video responses were later posted on the Instagram account believed to belong to Iron Eyes, denying her parents' allegations; however, the parents countered by claiming their child did not have control over her social media account (so one is left to think Miller was controlling the account). Iron Eyes stated in the video response that it was her own choice not to have a phone. Law enforcement were initially unable to locate Miller to serve him with the order. Miller then posted messages on his Instagram account mocking the court's attempts to find him. Iron Eyes' parents later attempted to obtain a permanent order of protection against Miller, but it was eventually dismissed.
In August, Miller's former music collaborator Oliver Ignatius stated that he had witnessed Miller verbally abuse Iron Eyes over her wearing makeup. Iron Eyes defended Miller by referring to the incident as "a catty comment" and a part of "queer dialogue"; she called the allegation of abuse "homophobic". According to a former resident of Miller's farm in Vermont, Miller believed that people criticized his relationship with Iron Eyes because she is "an apocalyptic Native American spider goddess" who, along with Miller as Jesus Christ, will bring about an Indigenous revolution. Miller allegedly refers to himself as a Messiah to Native Americans, although Miller does not have Indigenous ancestry and seems to be the sole person making this claim.
On June 16, 2022, a mother and her twelve-year-old child were granted a temporary harassment prevention order against Miller in Massachusetts after they said that Miller threatened the woman's family and showed inappropriate behavior towards the child. According to the mother, child, and a neighbor, Miller, who was originally visiting a neighbor, showed up at the family's house unexpectedly while wearing a bulletproof vest and brandishing a gun before "pestering" the child by "uncomfortably" touching the child's hips.
The child's mother told Business Insider that Miller had known the family since February, had taken an interest in the child because of their "style and maturity level", and had offered to start a clothing line with the child and fund their attendance to a design school. The mother also said that Miller considered the child to be a powerful "mystical being" who "would be lucky to have Ezra to guide and protect them." Shortly before the order was granted in June, the mother stated, Miller arrived at the family's house dressed as a cowboy and attempted to buy the child's horses.
As reported by Rolling Stone, Miller has been housing a woman he met in Hilo, Hawaii, and her three children on his farm in Stamford, Vermont, since mid-April 2022. Allegations from both anonymous and named sources as well as the children's father are that guns and ammunition are easily accessible to the children, aged 1–5 years old, and that the one-year-old put a loose bullet in her mouth. The woman claimed that Miller was offering them a shelter from her ex-husband, who she alleged was abusive. Further claims include assault rifles being propped up on piles of the children's stuffed animals, and "heavy marijuana use" with people smoking marijuana in front of the children in rooms without proper ventilation, including a witness stating that he "saw Miller blow marijuana smoke in the baby's face and use their arm to waft more smoke in the baby's direction." Rolling Stone also published that Miller has been running a large, unlicensed marijuana cultivation operation.
On the weekend of August 6, 2022, Vermont State Police approached Miller's residence and "repeatedly attempted to serve the mother an emergency care order that demanded the children's removal from her care and the home over fear for their safety... based on a Department for Children and Families (DCF) caseworker's affidavit, the State Attorney's office had requested two emergency care orders over the past week that sought to transfer legal custody of the children over to the state." Police and social workers were unable to locate the children or the mother. Miller told police that the woman and her children do not live there, and have not "for the past two months". Contradicting Miller, the DCF caseworker, in her affidavit to the Court, presented evidence that up until late July 2022, the woman had been regularly posting images on social media that confirm that she was living with Miller. The Vermont State Attorney's office stated that Miller's response "seemed like an attempt to 'evade service'" of the order.
On August 7, 2022, Miller was charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vermont, stemming from what the police report indicated was theft of bottles of alcohol from a private home in May 2022, according to Vermont State Police. According to the report, Miller was identified by police via video surveillance footage. Miller was due to be arraigned in court on September 26, 2022. A week prior to the planned arraignment date, a representative for Miller stated that the home is owned by a former childhood friend of Miller's and that Miller believed that he was welcome to enter the home to obtain rice wine for cooking.
The arraignment was later pushed back to October 17, 2022. Appearing in court remotely on that date, Miller pleaded not guilty to the charges. The next hearing on this case was scheduled for January 13, 2023. On January 12, 2023, he pleaded guilty to trespassing, leading to the burglary charge being dropped. On January 13, 2023, Miller's trespassing plea was approved by the court.
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