After hiding for months, actor Ezra Miller finally apologized for his actions last week. The apology came after WBD almost decided to take its upcoming film, The Flash, to trash. The actor apologized saying, “I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe, and productive stage in my life. “
However, netizens are not satisfied with this apology as they assume that the apology was most probably, spurred by Warner Bros to keep the upcoming film, The Flash, alive. The production for the film is already complete and is estimated to have cost a budget of $200 million.
Allegations Against Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller started his acting career in 2008 and has been a part of many hit movies and tv shows as well. But soon, the actor was popular for more than his acting.
In 2011, Miller was charged with drug possession after which the actor faced a penalty of $600 and publicly said, ” I don’t feel like there’s any need to hide the fact that I smoke pot. It’s a harmless herbal substance that increases sensory appreciation.”
Well, seems like Ezra Miller stayed true to his feelings about not hiding anything. In 2016 a video surfaced on the Internet showing the actor strangling a woman and throwing her to the ground. Later in 2022, the actor was arrested in Hawaii for a physical altercation with patrons after having obscenities at clients at a Karaoke bar.
Not just that, Miller was also accused of harassing a 12-year-old in Massachusetts. He threatened the family and was reportedly behaving inappropriately with the child. The latest charges against the actor were related to a burglary in Stamford, Vermont on August 7, 2022.
Why Netizens are Not Satisfied with Ezra Miller’s Apology?
After releasing the statement that Miller is going through an intense crisis and started treatment for complex mental health issues, the real reason behind the apology came out.
Only apologised and said they were seeking help after they heard their big movie might be affected.
What, they didn't see that coming? They'd just be comfortable being unhinged & violent if their movie wasn't in danger? Stick your apology up your tight one, Miller. pic.twitter.com/9F0oeFIcnA
— Richard (@RichardOcelot) August 26, 2022
WBD gave Miller three options, which included, number 1, after seeking professional help, Miller returns for limited press and discusses past actions, number 2, the actor does not seeks help and will be out of publicity, and number 3, and the last to kill the movie itself.
Considering these options and the statement released by the actor, netizens are sure that all this is happening just to save a $200 million movie.
Netizens are also not happy with the way Hollywood is treating its actors. During the 94th Oscars in 2022, Will Smith slipped comedian Chris Rock after he made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
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Will Smith Lost Several Projects After the Slapping Incident at 2022 Oscars
This led to Smith being banned from Oscars for 10 years and trashing his several projects. While Smith still has several things under him, this still represents Hollywood’s double standards towards its actors. Reports also claimed that Apple TV+ and Netflix withdrew from the bidding war for Smith’s 2021 memoir.
It seems like Will Smith faced larger impacts from his slapping incident than most actors and filmmakers who tend to have violent behavior towards others.
Not rich, white people cause look at will smith he lost a bunch of upcoming projects for slapping someone
— Nintendo D.S. (@pizza101rulez) August 26, 2022
With Ezra Miller’s recent apology netizens started arguing that Will Smith apologized twice after the incident but no one was this generous towards him.
WBD Canceling The Batgirl, Not The Flash
Will Smith ends up losing his projects reason that the movies did not start production yet and in Miller’s case, the films are completed. On the other hand with Miller, his Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore got released, and WBD also does not have any plans to cancel the release of The Flash.
Netizens claim that Hollywood is also biased towards its white actors and is harsh with black actors. This is why WBD also decided to trash The Batgirl, which featured a Latino lead actress. Not just The Batgirl, WBD has canceled its multiple projects with actors who are not white.
It can even make sense as the audience is not in favor of releasing the film. According to recent polls, around 42% of people do not want the movie to be released.
The Flash is still up for release and WBD has not said anything about the cancellation of the film yet. The Flash is set to release in 2023.