Ezra Miller says media coverage was biased

In the aftermath temporary protective order being dropped, The Flash star Ezra Miller is hoping to change the narrative.

Last Updated on July 6, 2023

'The Flash' has already had a historically bad run at the box office, but what does it mean for the DCU moving forward?

While The Flash has been underperforming drastically at the box office, Ezra Miller is doing some damage control now that the temporary protective order against the actor has been dropped.

Ezra Miller took to Instagram on Friday to make a rare public statement. “I’m encouraged by today’s outcome and very grateful at this moment to everyone who has stood by me and sought to ensure this egregious misuses of the protective order system was halted…Protective orders are meant to provide safety for individuals, families and children who are in danger. They are not meant to be used as weapons by those seeking attention or fleeting tabloid fame or some sort of personal vengeance when there are people in true and dire need of these services.” Miller added, “I have been unjustly and directly targeted by an individual who the facts have shown has a history of such manipulative and destructive actions.”

The order goes back to June 2022, when Ezra Miller allegedly used “violence, intimidation, threat of violence” and more against a 12-year-old girl. Of course Ezra Miller has been plagued with a history of issues unrelated to any creative endeavors, including drug possession, burglary and demanding that Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon pay tribute to the actor at an altar…So, no, we didn’t forget all of the crimes and allegations against Ezra Miller…

Ezra Miller also took time via the Instagram post to try to hold the media responsible for their coverage. “I implore those members of the media who have recklessly spread false claims and failed to accurately report the truth and context of this story, to hold themselves to a higher standard and take the time to find the facts, rather than chasing the clicks.” But not us, right, Ezra?

The Flash opened at #1 but dropped to #3 in its second weekend. This weekend it cratered, dropping to eighth place. To date, it has earned $99 million domestically. By comparison, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which had next to no buzz and opened a week earlier finished the weekend at number 5 and has made $136 million to date. Black Adam, which was largely seen as a flop, will wind up making at least $50 million more domestically than The Flash will, which is a shame as it’s actually a pretty good movie. Despite what Miller says, it seems unlikely we’ll see his Barry Allen again.

How do you think Ezra Miller will recoup in the near future? Do you think their reputation is permanently damaged? Let us know your take in the comments section below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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