In a statement regarding Ezra Miller’s recent arrests, Issa Rae called the drama surrounding “The Flash” actor a “microcosm of Hollywood.” Rae, 37, spoke candidly in an interview for Elle that was posted online on Thursday on a variety of subjects, including the #MeToo movement and how Hollywood treats women.
The comedian claims that moves made within the business to protect Miller from repercussions demonstrate that money is ultimately what Hollywood cares about most.
“I’m gonna be real, the stuff that’s happening with Ezra Miller is, to me, a microcosm of Hollywood,” said Rae. “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.”
Miller, a nonbinary person who uses the pronouns they/them, was detained in Hawaii in March for disorderly behavior and again in April on suspicion of assault. Miller was charged with grooming an activist who was 18 years old by the teen’s parents in June. In Stamford, Vermont, Miller was more recently charged with felony burglary, according to a Vermont State Police report released on August 8.
Miller will play Barry Allen in “The Flash,” which will be released on June 23, 2023, despite the actor’s scandals.