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‘I Want To Apologize’: Ezra Miller Breaks Silence on String of Controversies, Blames ‘Complex Mental Health Issues’ as Reason for Reported Assault, Burglary Charges

Ezra Miller has issued a statement in response to the vortex of actions on their part that had haunted news headlines and social media for the past several months. The 29-year-old actor who was on their way to becoming an extraordinary talent within the industry instead spiraled down the path of irrational and maniacal behavior that proved not only harmful to themselves but also to the reputation of the Warner Bros. franchise as well.

Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller

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Ezra Miller Breaks Silence After String of Controversies

Ezra Miller has formally apologized for their behavior in the past and has issued a statement via their representative to Variety. Although the apology comes off as “too little, too late” to many of the victims that were affected by Miller’s actions, it is still a step in the right direction after the innumerous mess of controversies, violent behavior, assault, and threats, committed on their part.

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Ezra Miller at the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Press Conference in West Hollywood

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In the statement published on 15 August 2022, the actor states that:

“Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment. 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.”

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Can Ezra Miller Rise Again in the Court of Public Opinion?

The non-binary actor had begun to create waves with their performance on-screen. With radical and near-perfect execution in We Need To Talk About Kevin and the Fantastic Beasts franchise, the actor had begun to move on to redefining gender identities and setting fashion statements in the world outside the silver screen. However, the revolution toward self-discovery was short-lived.

Ezra Miller soon began racking up charges of assault in multiple locations, and those charges kept building both in momentum and in magnitude over the months. With Warner Bros. Discovery’s continued support of the actor, it becomes a matter of speculation whether the production had a hand in healing the harrowing image and reputation of the actor in the year leading up to the premiere of one of the biggest DCEU movies, The Flash. 

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Ezra Miller as The Flash in DCEU

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Even if that proves true, public opinion is a collective hive and the internet never succumbs to oblivion. And if Miller, like Credence Barebone, can rise like a phoenix, and repair the damage dealt, the court of public opinion that can make or destroy people will still be left in charge of whether the actor truly deserves redemption or not.

The Flash premieres in theatres globally on 23 June 2023.

Source: Variety