Do Ezra Miller and Will Smith deserve a second chance?
Cancel culture has become a prevalent practice in Hollywood in the last decade, and somehow it has unlocked a new fear amongst celebrities and influencers. One wrong move and you are canceled – usually by people who used to love and support you and your work. More often than not, celebrities disappear from the face of the media following threats and attacks hurled at them.
Over the past few months, famous stars like Ezra Miller and Will Smith have been the talk of every tabloid. The Flash actor has been the target of several media outlets for his improper behavior in public and for numerous allegations of abuse, burglary, and even kidnapping. Will Smith, on the other hand, became the content of every meme page after he slapped Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards.
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Ezra Miller and Will Smith have done terrible things that have caused a public disturbance, and the situation is only made worse by the media propagating that they will never book any job again. It has been the oldest tale told by many generations, that being in the spotlight means you have to be ready to get judged, hated, or canceled. Why are we bringing these people down when we know, for a fact, that they need help?
Miller rose to fame because of his early projects such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He was open about being queer, and he has a style that many would not dare to try. The young actor has so much potential, and he proved to be a versatile talent when he joined the 2017 superhero action film Justice League as Barry Allen/The Flash.
Fans Express Love And Support For Ezra Miller And Will Smith
The actor is currently going under treatment for his mental health issues. This is enough reason for the media and the people to stop tainting the actor’s image and making him look worse than his actual situation. Miller already apologized for the actions he has done, and he will be held accountable once he is in stable condition.
Ezra Miller’s fans showed their unwavering compassion online. Here are some of their tweets:
All my support goes to Ezra Miller.#EzraMiller
— Tozunaki (@tozunaki) October 17, 2022
Ezra Miller you are loved and cherished, that is verified fact. Idk if you like the foto or not but you always look beaut so there was too much choice 👿😈
A few support msgs from #SlagCult pic.twitter.com/fgg3V0t6J7
— NYGold (@noeofhousegold) October 17, 2022
Ezra Miller seeking treatment is good news. I hope this turns out to be a brief period of distress in their life and doesn't get any worse, and they can continue their role in the DCEU without further problems.
— Roy (@Roy_Collins21) August 16, 2022
Smith has been in the entertainment industry longer than fans could remember. He has starred in so many movies and is one of the most sought-after talents in this era. The actor has already made a public apology, owned up to his mistake, and has been banned from attending the Academy Awards for the next ten years. On top of that, Smith has been struggling with his family issues, and the infamous joke certainly pushed his buttons.
Will Smith’s fans expressed their love and sympathy for the actor. Check out their heartfelt messages:
I never canceled Will Smith…. I don’t think any fans really did 💀 it was the industry.
— THIQUE 🍑 (@KissChelleV) July 29, 2022
I never canceled Will Smith. The man had a bad night. Unfortunately his was seen by millions of people around the world. I look forward to checking this out. Antoine Fuqua or Will Smith rarely disappoints. https://t.co/QvtfMLV03Y
— Waveoquai (@waveoquai) October 3, 2022
I hope Will Smith gets with some upcoming new producers and writers and makes magic. Dude is still a legend and can never be canceled where I’m from. People mess up all the time dawg.
— Bryant Worthing 🗯 (@BBOYWORTHING) April 3, 2022
Despite the ridicule Will Smith has received, many of his supporters claim they never canceled him. It all boils down to understanding that these actors are humans as well. They make mistakes, and they struggle with life and career just like any of us. Cancel culture has always been a toxic practice that robs people of the chance of redeeming themselves. The culture that we need to propagate is compassion and goodwill.
Ezra Miller and Will Smith are currently on the road to becoming better humans and holding themselves accountable. The former is already one step ahead to recovery after seeking professional help, while the latter has recently starred in a new film months after he took a break from the limelight.