Ezra Miller is the subject of a new Vanity Fair exposé, which looks at the ‘dark spiral’ of the 29-year-old actor in recent years. More than a dozen people were interviewed for the lengthy report, some of whom claim Miller suffers from Messiah delusions.
Miller’s erratic behavior first came out in public when they were in Iceland in 2020. The flash star, whose pronouns are they/them, suffocated two strangers with one incident that went viral after it was caught on film. An insider who was with Miller around this time told: Vanity Fair: “[They’d] talk about the metaverse and the medicine and how they are the messiah and what? [their] work is here. They say their spiritual practice is to be among the people – which means celebration. So, when in Iceland, [they were] off non stop. [Their] favorite were raves, where? [they’d] go on benders two or three days in a row.”
Miller has been accused of cult-like behavior and grooming young women. Activist Tokata Iron Eyes is one of those who have toured with Miller in recent months. Tokata’s parents went out and accused the actor of brainwashing and assaulting their daughter. (Tokata has denied this in interviews.) Tokata’s mother, Jumping Eagle, said she had heard about Miller’s alleged Messiah complex.
“They say they’re kind of a messiah and they’re going to lead an indigenous revolution,” Jumping Eagle said. Vanity Fair. Miller is not Native American, but has often spoken out against people who appropriate the culture.
“[Miller] confess that [they walk] through this world with an indigenous humility and spiritual awareness,” claimed one “indigenous insider.” [they don’t] not at all. Because [they don’t] concern.”
Multiple sources told the magazine that Miller was verbally and emotionally abusive while calling themselves both Jesus and the Devil. According to an insider, the actor invoked the superhero they play “claiming that the Flash is the one who brings the multiverses together, just like Jesus.”
Another curious anecdote buried in the investigative report involves Susan Sarandon. In describing Miller’s Vermont ranch, where weeds, guns, and Flash figurines are supposedly rampant, there’s an altar they love to use.
“Often [Miller] makes the women put their cell phones on the altar when they come in, and other sacrifices,” an old friend tells the magazine. [their] altar for not inviting Ezra to dinner.”
A Miller representative countered Vanity Fair that Sarandon and the actor are “best friends” and that Miller would “probably call this” [anecdote] total nonsense if asked.” (A representative from Sarandon did not respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.)
Miller’s former fiancé, Erin, took part in the story, saying that Miller “wasn’t violent or physically abusive towards anyone” when they were together. The couple dated in 2016.
“For years [they] convinced me and all of our friends that I was being abusive…. But looking back I would yell [their] disrespect and [they] would take no responsibility and just call me insulting for my response. I could have handled it better. I was not familiar with the term gaslight then. I was emotionally confused for years,” Erin said. She added that Miller broke up with them after a spiritual advisor told them she was a parasite.
“I can make excuses for” [them] all day, but I don’t want any more,” she added. “The illusions of grandeur have to be evoked. I will always love Ezra, and I don’t want to [them] to continue on this dark road.”
Last month, following Miller’s most recent arrest, the actor announced that they were beginning “ongoing treatment” for “complex mental health issues.” According to the journal, treatment only involves therapy.
“They take their therapy and treatment very seriously,” said Miller’s representative.
The move was a last-ditch effort to save next year’s blockbuster The flash, which will be Miller’s biggest film to date. Warner Bros. moves forward with the tent pole despite mounting negative press about his star.
“The idea that The Flash was in danger was a wake-up call,” Miller’s rep added.
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