Ezra Miller choke fan video

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Ezra Miller appears to choke fan in disturbing video

'On My Block' star Diego Tinoco dragged Miller on Twitter.

Apr 6, 2020, 8:42 am*

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Bryan Rolli

Twitter users slammed Ezra Miller after a video of the star appearing to choke a fan surfaced over the weekend.

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In the video, which was reportedly shot in Iceland, a smiling woman approaches Miller, gesturing as if pretending to start a fight. Miller asks the woman, “Do you want to fight?” before putting a hand around her throat and wrestling her to the ground. What started as a joking exchange apparently took a serious turn, as evidenced by the cameraman repeatedly saying, “Whoa, bro, bro, bro” after Miller knocks the woman down.

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The video of Miller—who identifies as non-binary and uses “they/them” pronouns—began trending early Monday morning. The 27-year-old actor earned backlash from numerous Twitter users, including On My Block star Diego Tinoco.

“Dam.. insanely inhuman to disrespect and a harm a fan like that. Don’t know the whole backstory but I don’t think I have to,” Tinoco wrote. “People get so clouded up in their heads with vanity they think they can do whatever they want to whoever they want. Fuck Ezra Miller.”

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Others slammed the star’s behavior and lamented learning that their fav had seemingly revealed themself to be problematic.

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And, this being Twitter, many users cracked jokes about the video, including at the expense of fans who say they want celebrities they find attractive to choke them.

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It’s unclear if the woman in the video had a previous relationship to Miller, as are the circumstances leading up to their altercation. Representatives for Miller did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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*First Published: Apr 6, 2020, 8:41 am