On Sunday, April 6, video surfaced online of what appeared to be actor Ezra Miller choking a fan and throwing her to the ground at a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The footage was so shocking and unexpected that many questioned its authenticity.
But late on Monday, Variety received confirmation the incident happened exactly as it appeared.
The tweet shows a fan approaching Miller, perhaps jokingly challenging them to a fight, when Miller chokes her and throws her to the ground.
everyone: nothing can surprise me in 2020 anymore ezra miller: https://t.co/TjCNjqai0L— 𝓪𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓈 (@𝓪𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓈)1586189806.0
Variety later confirmed the figure in the video was identified as Ezra Miller by someone at the bar, saying:
"A source at the establishment, Prikið Kaffihús, has confirmed to Variety that this was a serious altercation at the bar, and that the man, whom they identify as Miller, was escorted off the premises."
Other "pushy" fans were reportedly harassing Miller before the incident caught in the original viral video, which has now been viewed over 4.5 million times.
ezra miller is choking fans, ppl are pretending to be beaten up and doing mug shots, jared leto has a cult, rupaul… https://t.co/z5VQWwiQxb— indie (@indie)1586189726.0
Miller gained notoriety for their roles in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as DC's Justice League, in which they played The Flash.
I have rewatched this video of Ezra Miller choking a woman like 50x lmfao this is y’all tone deaf cop sympathizing—… https://t.co/LJsYiTUJKy— Ren(aissance) (@Ren(aissance))1586114453.0
Ignoring the violence, Twitter turned Miller's encounter into a meme.
Spider-Man when he meets Ezra Miller https://t.co/9f0M7FHATz— 🍕Pete🍕 (@🍕Pete🍕)1586192469.0
Nobody: Literally nobody: Not a single soul: Ezra Miller: https://t.co/hChIFQrBSW— Isaiah (CEO of Unmakers) (@Isaiah (CEO of Unmakers))1586191791.0
Ezra Miller's publicist logging onto to twitter this morning like https://t.co/y6X16EN2Py— 𝑲𝒆𝒊𝒍𝒆𝒚 𝑲𝒂𝒊𝒔𝒆𝒓 (@𝑲𝒆𝒊𝒍𝒆𝒚 𝑲𝒂𝒊𝒔𝒆𝒓)1586193670.0
Many couldn't believe a beloved figure like Miller would act so irrationally.
Me: A big fan of Ezra Miller After seeing the video: https://t.co/Ui2EwxT1JS— 𝕼𝖚𝖊𝖊𝖓 👑 (@𝕼𝖚𝖊𝖊𝖓 👑)1586190538.0
"OMG, Ezra Miller! I'm a huge fa--" https://t.co/kgRJU1SweH— Garrick (Key Issues) (@Garrick (Key Issues))1586199780.0
I don’t know the full context of the Ezra Miller situation enough to “cancel” the guy. Trial by Twitter is always s… https://t.co/WqsaQx0Ztj— Paul Shirey (@Paul Shirey)1586189091.0
There were some Twitter users who doubted Miller's career would continue after assaulting one of their fans on video.
i was just watching the perks of being a wallflower last night, wtf ezra miller https://t.co/4dU4CSgCao— rilee (@rilee)1586195263.0
Fan: Oh my god Ezra Miller! I love your work can I get a pic- Ezra: #ezramillerisoverparty https://t.co/aSo9Q5Xzn8— Py (@Py)1586191550.0
ezra miller choked a fan and threw them to the ground im tired of 2020 https://t.co/aYoxAy5VTs— w (@w)1586194191.0
Though a Flash-centered Justice League spinoff has been in development for several years, this incident may be the latest wrench in the project down.
Ezra Miller probably should have thought of that before they choked out one of their friends though.