So does that mean Ezra Miller isn’t canceled now?
One of the most important concepts to emerge over the past decade is the idea of “cancel culture”.
The cancellation ranges from celebrities doing the worst things imaginable to those who made minor errors in judgment years before. Ezra Miller falls somewhere in between, but the young star is still there.
Miller came from relatively humble beginnings and quickly became Hollywood’s quirky and eccentric darling star. They have become a face of queer culture in Hollywood, coming out in 2018 saying he does not identify as either male or female
Miller’s portrayal in the cult classic Perks of Being a Wallflower was a career builder. They were chosen to star in Fantastic Beasts and Justice League – two of the biggest franchises of the decade.
Controversy soon followed.
At 2017 Comic-Con in San Diego, Miller asked a host of fans why the Flash would have trouble getting drunk. One fan quickly replied that Flash had a faster metabolism, then another fan jokingly asked to smell Miller’s breath to check. Miller then kissed the fan on the lips without asking her consent.
In 2020, while staying at an Icelandic Airbnb in the midst of a pandemic, Miller was filmed in a bar throwing a woman to the ground by her throat.
A few years later in Hawaii, Miller was arrested for disorderly conduct when they physically confronted patrons who were singing karaoke. The couple Miller was staying with at the time filed a restraining order, saying they were verbally threatened after the karaoke incident.
Three weeks later, Miller was back in police custody after throwing a chair at a woman. She ended up with a half-inch gash on her forehead.
Miller has also been accused of grooming minors, petty theft and generally erratic behavior. Warner Bros. held an impromptu reunion in early 2022 in response to the star’s offbeat antics and frequent meltdowns on set.
Much of Miller’s behavior has been more than morally gray – it has been illegal and dangerous.
Despite this, Miller is still set to star in the next Flash movie, one of the few Justice League stars to still have his job since the arrival of new CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran.
It’s worth mentioning that Gunn has already been canceled and uncancelled while still working with Marvel a few years ago. He was criticized for a few decade-old tweets containing offensive jokes. He apologized, fans protested, he was rehired, and everyone left.
Miller’s incidents were more serious, with their outbursts causing physical damage. The studio is taking a huge risk keeping Miller as the face of the franchise.
It seems that Miller is immune to cancel culture.