Issa Rae Slams Hollywood for Not Shutting Down Ezra Miller
Issa Rae is calling out the people in Hollywood who have been making an effort to save Ezra Miller‘s career amid all of the controversy surrounding the actor.
For some backstory, Ezra was arrested multiple times in Hawaii this year for assault, was accused of harassing a woman in Germany, was accused of choking someone in Iceland, was accused of hosting three young children and their mom in Vermont in an “unsafe environment,” was charged with felony burglary in Vermont, and was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a young person they met at age 12.
In a new interview about the post-Me Too era, Issa called out enablers in Hollywood who didn’t take action to shut down Ezra and their movie The Flash.
While telling Elle about what needs to be done in Hollywood, Issa said, “It starts with a backbone. While I don’t support people jumping to immediate conclusions and I think it’s entirely fair for investigations to happen, I think it’s extremely important to, like the mantra says, ‘Listen to women.’”
She continued, “I’m gonna be real, the stuff that’s happening with Ezra Miller is, to me, a microcosm of Hollywood. There’s this person who’s a repeat offender, who’s been behaving atrociously, and as opposed to shutting them down and shutting the production down, there’s an effort to save the movie and them. That is a clear example of the lengths that Hollywood will go to to save itself and to protect offenders. So, don’t do that, and women may be able to thrive. They won’t have to live in fear of keeping silent because it’ll ruin their careers. It’s just a constant pattern of abuse that’ll only persist if Hollywood continues to insist on being this way.”
A new update about Ezra from last week seemingly confirmed the future of The Flash.