The Flash isn’t acting like a superhero these days.
In a video that first surfaced on Reddit over the weekend, Ezra Miller appears to choke a female fan.
The young woman can be seen approaching Miller, who is set to play Barry Alan in DC Comics’ upcoming standalone film version of The Flash, and appears to be play fighting. Miller, who identifies as non-binary, can be heard saying “Do you want to fight, is that the deal?” before putting their hand around her throat and pushing her against a truck before slowly bringing her to the ground. Another person can be heard saying “Whoa, bro, bro, bro” before the video cuts off.
— Ren(aissance) (@Hood_Vampire) April 5, 2020
Though there is no context for the video, the woman appears to be shocked and gasps as she goes to the ground. According to Buzzfeed News, the incident took place at a bar called Prikið Kaffihús in Reykjavík, Iceland. Sources tell Buzzfeed that Miller was escorted out of the bar by staff, and police were not called.
Variety reports the incident took place around 6pm at the trendy bar, which Miller has been known to frequent when in Reykjavík. Sources tell Variety the incident took place after Miller was approached by a group of eager fans who were "quite pushy."
The person who originally posted the video on Reddit has since deleted it, but they originally posted it with the caption “Ezra Miller has been in Iceland for several weeks. This is him freaking out after my friend jokingly asked him to fight.” In another since-deleted comment, the original poster wrote, “He was showing her his ‘scars’ from all the fights he’d been in and she said I could beat you up.”
Some fans of the artist are speculating that the incident may have been a prank or the fan was in on it. Miller, who has appeared in Justice League, Fantastic Beasts and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has yet to comment on the clip.