Issa Rae is speaking out about Ezra Miller's string of arrests, describing the controversy surrounding "The Flash" star as a "microcosm of Hollywood."
“I’m gonna be real, the stuff that’s happening with Ezra Miller is, to me, a microcosm of Hollywood," Rae said. "
"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, who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, was arrested in Hawaii for disorderly conduct, and was arrested again in April on suspicion of assault.
Miller was accused of grooming an 18-year-old activist by the teen's parents. More recently, Miller was charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vermont, according to a Vermont State Police report published
"The Flash" movie is still scheduled to be released June 23, 2023, starring Miller as Barry Allen. At Warner Bros. Discovery's quarterly earnings call in early August,
"That is a clear example of the lengths that Hollywood will go to to save itself and to protect offenders," Rae continued. "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.”