Ezra Miller grabs fan by the throat and pushes her to the ground in viral video, prompting blistering backlash online
Footage has emerged of Ezra Miller grabbing a female fan by the throat and pushing her to the ground, prompting outrage online.
The US actor, who uses they/them pronouns as a “pointed refusal to be gendered or identified in any category“, can be seen with both of their hands around the woman’s neck in the viral video.
“Did you wanna fight?” Ezra Miller says, walking towards the woman, who is moving her hands in the air.
Miller then grabs her neck with both hands.
Initially seen smiling, the woman gasps as Miller pushes her towards the ground.
“Woah! Bro, bro, bro, bro, bro!” a panicked voice off-camera says.
The actor is then seen briefly holding the woman near the ground with their hands on her neck, before the footage goes jumpy and cuts out.
tw // choking
ezra miller fully choked a fan after being jokingly asked to fight ???? what the fuck
— sandy ᵕ̈ (@SC0RSESE) April 6, 2020
The incident reportedly took place outside a shop in Iceland, according to the original video, which was first posted on Reddit.
“DC’s Flash actor Ezra Miller chokes out a female fan in Iceland after challenging her to a fight. It happened two days ago and the mainstream media is oddly silent,” the Reddit thread reads, with commenters discussing why the video ends in silence and why Miller has not responded to the incident publicly.
Users have been debating whether the incident could have been a joke, in good humour, or not, with many firmly pointing out that it is never a joke to grab a woman by the neck.
As Ezra Miller began trending on Twitter, fans reacted by slamming Miller.
“Me checking why Ezra miller is trending and expecting [they’re] just probably doing some iconic gay shit but seeing [they’re] choking goddamn a woman,” one Twitter user wrote.
Fan: Can I get your autogra-
Ezra Miller: pic.twitter.com/kQeTtSZ7RW
— enzo (@enzo_enchiladas) April 6, 2020
twitter "you can't choke ppl" // Ezra Miller pic.twitter.com/pFkjmGGfTu
— São tempos difíceis para sønhadores…(🦉) (@recanto_meu) April 6, 2020
Next, #ezramillerisoverparty began trending online.
As fans began cancelling Miller and suggesting other white celebrities – like Adam Driver, Timothée Chalamet and Harry Styles – to stan instead, others suggested Zendaya.
“Anyways lets stop trusting men, stan Zendaya,” one person suggested.
— jen (@aronsdune) April 6, 2020
— 𝐣𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚 ✩ (@petryquor) April 6, 2020
— han (@dayachalamet) April 6, 2020
As others woke up to see Ezra Miller trending, more and more people condemned their actions.
— Na Na Na Come On (@TanzaTuca) April 6, 2020
Ezra Miller ch*ked a fan and slammed them on the ground and even directed a blue loves matter film. we need a new lead for The Flash ASAP. if nothing happens then that just proves even further no one cares about safety of women.#ezramillerisoverparty pic.twitter.com/o6XmbfW2po
— mini ⁷ 🦋 (@bluemoonjjong) April 6, 2020
However, while many used the wrong pronouns for the actor, one Twitter user reminded people that using the right pronouns for people matters even when they’ve done “something disgusting”.
— 𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙚 ✨ (@etherealamidala) April 6, 2020
PinkNews has contacted representatives of Ezra Miller for comment.