Mental Health

We Need to Talk About Ezra…Again

The trouble in the pacific paradise continues as new footage released by TMZ depicts Ezra Miller’s (they/them) run-in with law enforcement during their arrest on March 28 in Hawaii. 

Bodycam footage from one of the police officers shows the alleged victim outside of a bar describing Miller approaching him, while he was playing darts, and spitting in his face at the bar. 

Then Miller themself appears alleging that they were assaulted, proceeds to film the police officers, and says that “I film myself when I get assaulted for NFT crypto art.”

Afterwards, Miller demands the names and badge numbers of the officers before being arrested. Miller then questions what they are being arrested for and states that they are complying with the arrest. The footage shows Miller claiming that they were being “unlawfully persecuted”. 

Folks were quick to share their thoughts on the footage of Miller.

This is not the first time Miller has attacked someone in public. They were arrested on April 19, 2022 for allegedly throwing a chair at the head of a woman at a get-together at a private residence. As stated in Variety, Hawaii Police Assistant Chief Kenneth Quiocho confirmed that, since March 7, 2022,  Miller had been the source of 10 police calls.

Prior to these incidents in Hawaii, Miller was filmed in a viral video asking a woman, “Did you want to fight? Is that the deal?” Before grabbing her by the throat and throwing her to the ground at a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland.

And while some approach Miller’s erratic and violent behavior in jest, concerns about their mental health are warranted. Vox recently posted on the history and trajectory of Miller’s behavior, their skyrocketing into the limelight at a young age, while also highlighting the idiosyncrasies and perils that method acting plays on the psyche of actors. 

Miller has gone to great lengths for previous roles, like playing the titular character in We Need to Talk About Kevin that resulted in them not speaking to their own mother for months. Their actions can’t be condoned, but we hope they get the mental health support they need. 

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