Wait, did Ezra Miller really choke a female fan in Iceland recently?

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I’m not an Ezra Miller stan by any means, although I have enjoyed Ezra’s red carpet fashion in the past. A quick primer: Ezra is non-binary and queer, and the star of films/TV shows like We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Flash. Ezra also spends a lot of time in Iceland, I guess? I’m getting that from this one Twitter account, from a user who claims that Ezra is much-hated in Iceland because of the way Ezra treats people there. Anyway, why are we talking about Ezra? Because of this:

No one has any idea if this is fake or real, but sleuths feel certain that whatever it was, it happened in Reykjavik, Iceland. Ezra can be seen greeting a fan – ?? – in a somewhat playful way, then Ezra puts their hands on the fan’s neck and chokes her – ?? – as they push her to the ground. The Daily Beast and other outlets have no idea if this was, like, performance art or an actual assault being filmed. I have no idea, truly – it feels like it might have been a set-up, but everybody records everything these days, so maybe someone really just caught Ezra Miller legitimately choking out a fan.

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  1. Ali says:

    Yes, they did.

  2. Christina says:

    What the hell did I just watch? The girl seemed to be laughing, but them he wasn’t laughing at all and seemed quite serious about the whole thing. And the “bruh, bruh, bruh” from those guys makes me think that it was for realz.

  3. CJT says:

    The video looks fake to me.

  4. Rita says:

    Did she press charges?

    • Antanina says:

      charges for what? as an north European person, I can tell you, we don’t call police for stuff like this. This is not a police matter.

  5. WTW says:

    Need more context to determine the seriousness of this. It doesn’t look like he’s seriously choking her, but the people yelling out “whoa, bro” definitely raise my hackles.

    • truthSF says:

      Someone posted the backstory. And they were very serious, and had to be pulled off that lady.

      https://twitter.com/Hood_Vampire/status/1246881412940279809?s=19

      P.s. Not sure if that person is/was aware that Ezra is non-binary and not a he/him.

      • Mike says:

        I honestly was not aware as a pansexual man that Ezra was non binary tbh. I just don’t follow Ezra closely ive seen him in few roles but beyond thinking Ezra is cute never followed the actor much. Also I’ve heard conflicting reports she asked him to do some move from a role of his to her and was pulled off cause she had hurt back. Which doesn’t shock me as fans can ask dumb reenactments not thinking bout risks. But ive also heard the reports was some sort of reaction to non fan bullying him for something as well as other reported crap
        So til i see official report and hear both sides i choose to reserve judgement til i know the facts. For all we know it could be 2 friends goofing gone wrong or a fan asking him to and going badly. Or could even be she harassed and bullied him for being non binary and Ezra as a human being with feelings snapped who the fuck knows.

    • Jellybean says:

      I am also confused by this. It doesn’t seem like they looses their temper, but why are they that close to her? In the present climate, that alone is very much out of order. Then I also read that the police were called and Ezra had spat at people. If this is a group of people who are in isolation together and ‘performed’ a piece to ‘entertain’ social media then they should all be ashamed of themselves. But the alternatives are much worse.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Yeah my hackles were more raised about the woman being physically assaulted than a stranger not knowing what pronouns to use.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I think WTW meant that because the people were saying “whoa bro”, it would indicate that it WAS serious and Ezra WAS assaulting her, not that they used the wrong pronouns.

        I could be wrong though.

  6. Kelly says:

    It’s hard to tell from a 15 second video. The way she was moving her arms before approaching him makes me think this was a playful thing that probably got out of hand. But a 15 second video can make things look a lot better or worse than what they were.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      What’s playful about someone choking a woman? Literally nothing. She looks like she was being playful. Him? Not so much.

  7. eto says:

    Never got good vibes from Ezra tbh.

  8. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I have never like Ezra Miller and I could never put my finger on why. I am a firm believer in trusting the vibes or your gut instincts about people because they are usually never wrong. And my instincts about him have been confirmed.

  9. Jen says:

    Because this was in Iceland all I could think of when I saw this was that it was a joke on the
    Infamous Bjork incident were she assaulted a fan. (Bjork is Icelandic)

    • Toot says:

      I thought that was a reporter unless she did more than one assault?

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      The infamous Bjork incident was between Bjork and a REPORTER. Not a fan.

    • Antanina says:

      a reporter was taking photos of Bjork and her child and he was way too close to the child hence she flipped. What a random thing to put Bjork into this only because the American dude was in her native country? Really?

  10. Teresa says:

    If it’s not a joke (which to be honest it doesn’t seem to be a joke based on the spitting reports and what not) then I hope Ezra is banned from Iceland. It’s a beautiful country and the people I’ve met have been nothing but kind. They don’t need some melodramatic fashion twit coming and choking them or spitting on them.

    • Jellybean says:

      I had a quick look at some Icelandic chit chat on twitter and it does not sound good for Ezra. In some countries, at this time, spitting at someone is being considered as an act of terrorism. Not that I think it will really go there, but if they did spit at someone that is an pretty despicable, above and beyond physical assault.

  11. Michael says:

    For all the DC Fans that did not like him as Flash this will give them the perfect argument for replacing him

    • Jellybean says:

      If all this is real and they did spit at people too, then getting fired from a film should be the least of Ezra’s worries.

    • Kath says:

      There have been a LOT of Grant Gustin memes coming from this

      • Darla says:

        I love both of their portrayals, but after this, yeah they should give the role to Gustin, I mean he is just fantastic, and seems to be a legit nice human. They seem to want to avoid using the same actors in the CW universe, and for the life of me I don’t know why. In this case, they should make an exception. They can figure something out to gloss over the time lines.

  12. Evie says:

    It IS hard to draw definitive conclusions from the video. However, there were also reports that Ezra spat on the girl and the police were called. Not sure of the outcome.

    Even if this were faked as some sort of “street theater” prank, the optics are just plain bad. If it’s the real deal, Ezra did indeed cross the line.

  13. Florence says:

    He strikes me as an arrogant idiot anyway. Now he’s also violent! Wow.

  14. ChillyWilly says:

    Whoa. This kid freaked me out in We Need To Talk About Kevin and I get bad vibes from him. He apparently had to be pulled off her and then was spitting on people. Why wasn’t he arrested????

    • Blaire says:

      That movie freaked me out. Every “Kevin” at every stage of childhood had creepy vibes. I know that it’s just a character but to be able to pull something like that off is crazy to me…

  15. cait says:

    This is definitely alarming and I certainly hope it’s some kind of unfortunate joke. That being said, I’m not sure if people are purposefully misgendering Ezra in the comments or if it’s unintentional.

    It might be worth including people’s pronouns in articles moving forward. I feel like it could easily be done by just using parentheticals after the first mention of a person’s name or even as a footnote at the bottom of the piece. Just an idea.

  16. Steff says:

    Why is he in Iceland? Aren’t we all supposed to be home?

    • Starkiller says:

      I was wondering the same thing. What is their business in Iceland? They’re not Icelandic or of Icelandic heritage and have no ties to the country, from what I can tell. What a bizarre incident.

  17. Lulu the Snicket says:

    I found the implications of this, regardless of whether it was staged or not, quite interesting. So Ezra identified as queer and has mentioned that he is not sure if (he) is woman or man, let alone all together human. So now we are angry that a man allegedly choked a woman. But he doesn’t identify as any particular gender. So this is merely a person choking out another. Horrific. But somehow less so than if it was a gender related case.
    I guess there are two points I am trying to make here. Firstly, what we should be horrified about is the assault not the gender. Even if it was “mucking around”, stuff like this is just not funny and is horrifically harmful not just to that person on the video. But also to people watching it. It normalises assault and physical violence.
    Secondly, just because a person prances in perfectly blended makeup and look amazing in a killer pair of heels, does not make them a feminist or a decent person. Human decency goes beyond gender, ethnicity and the superficial crap. We should judge people by their actual behaviour, not their words or fashion choices!!!

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      He was also going around SPITTING on people. During a global pandemic. But yes let’s make this about the injustice of someone referring to him as him/he – which Ezra publicly stated being okay with being referred to as. So he’s not being misgendered at all.

  18. Louise says:

    HE wears fur, automatic asshole.

    • cait says:

      So fur isn’t okay but intentionally misgendering someone is? Someone doing a bad thing doesn’t give you the excuse.

      • tcbc says:

        I believe Ezra has said in the past that they are also comfortable with he/him pronouns.

        They need to be in jail.

  19. Macm says:

    Never commented before and may never again.
    They did not choke someone. They STRANGLED them. If we want to talk semantics, then let’s do that.

  20. osito says:

    Geez. Ezra sounds inebriated here…like, slurring. That plus the strangulation makes me think this is real.

    • megs283 says:

      Yeah. Judging by this short clip, the woman was possibly inebriated as well. Regardless, this situation seems like it was very real. And crazy.

      I just went down the twitter rabbit hole of the post, and it appears that they were jokingly talking about how she could fight him, so that’s why she approached him like that, and then he took it way too far.

  21. K.T says:

    Woah, Ezra has problems. A boundary pusher that has lost common sense and now is dangerous? Whether this is a stunt on a friend, fooling around, or an assault on a stranger with strangulation – it’s a famous person advertising choking and grabbing a young looking girl to take them down – while seemingly blasted on substances! Yikes.
    Tried to read Ezra’s recent articles and it’s like queer theory mixed up with special child stonerspeak!