Ezra Miller: DC fans call for actor to be removed as the Flash after video appears to show actor ‘choking’ fan
Calls for Ezra Miller to be removed from the DC Extended Universe are gaining heat after a video emerged allegedly showing him choking a fan.
In the video, which began trending on Twitter Sunday night (April 5), a person who appears to be the 27-year-old actor is approached by a female fan who seems to play fight with him after spotting him in Iceland.
In response, the man says, “Oh, you wanna fight? That’s what you wanna do?” before appearing to grab her by the neck and then push her into the back wall of an aisle truck parked behind her.
While some viewers believed the interaction was a harmless joke, since the woman appears to have a smile on her face, others pointed out that the person recording the video sounds concerned.
Prikið Kaffihús, the owner of the bar in Reykjavik, has since told Variety that the incident was a serious one and claimed that Miller – wh plays The Flash in the DCEU – had to be escorted off the premises.
An unnamed source at the bar claimed that the actor lost his temper after being hassled by a ”pushy” group of fans.
While Miller has remained quiet since the video circulated, DC fans are calling for Warner Bros to remove the Justice League actor from the role, with some suggesting the Grant Gustin (who plays the TV version of the character) takeover instead.
Grant Gustin is talented, a dork, has the biggest heart, is the best Barry Allen and most importantly never attacked anyone, what are you all waiting to stan? pic.twitter.com/zcttyXB5Wj
— Sol ◟̽◞̽ (@drewshabitauls)
Instead of cancelling the new Flash movie, they should reshoot the whole thing and recast Ezra Miller for Grant Gustin. He’s easily my favorite portrayal of the character we’ve seen up to this point. I think he’d be awesome on the big screen. pic.twitter.com/ZmG7MLVVHX
— TenneyBox (@TenneyBox)
I am a HUGE fan of the character The Flash. Have been a fan since I was a little boy. I loved the comics, the tv series from 1990 and the latest TV version. The news of Ezra Miller assaulting a woman in a bar is disappointing at the very least. Angering. https://t.co/HYUvJdinVB
— NotTheRealDavey (@nottherealdavey)
The Independent contacted Miller’s representatives as well as Warner Bros for comment.
Miller’s standalone Flash film is due to be released in cinemas in 2022.
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