Ezra Miller threatens Ku Klux Klan in cryptic video, Internet trolls DC superhero with memes
Ezra Miller, the actor who plays DC superhero Flash aka Barry Allen, posted a cryptic video via social media on Thursday, Jan 27, in which he appears to threaten members of a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in North Carolina.
Miller, wearing a Flash ring, recorded the video inside what looked like a moving car and posted it on Instagram. The DC superhero actor did not explain what prompted him to share the video, but it looks like the message was directed to the Beulaville chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina.
The Ku Klux Klan is an American White supremacist terrorist and hate group whose primary targets are Afro-Americans, Jews, Latinos, Asian-Americans, immigrants, and homosexuals. The connection between them and Miller is still unknown.
In the video, Miller said, “Look, if y’all want to die, I suggest just killing yourselves with your own guns. OK? Otherwise, keep doing exactly what you’re doing right now — and you know what I am talking about — then, you know, we’ll do it for you, if that’s really what you want. Talk to you soon, OK. Bye.”
Along with the video, Miller wrote in the caption, “Please disseminate (gross!) this video to all those whom it may concern. This is not a joke and even though I do recognize myself to be a clown please trust me and take this seriously. Let’s save some live now ok babies? Love you like woah.”
The actor, known for playing Flash in 'Justice League', will star in his own DC film titled 'The Flash' which will be released by Warner Bros on November 4. Miller will also be seen next in Warner Bros’ 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore' which is expected to release on April 15. The actor plays Credence Barebone in the Harry Potter prequel series.
As a result of his popularity, the actor was trending on social media, and several viewers were taken aback by the message. Many fans are shocked by the behavior of the actor and have been sharing their reactions and opinions.
Some users also on social media mocked Miller over the video. They are sarcastically said that they are loving this activism, calling the video the funniest, and so on. A user tweeted, "Ezra Miller calling out a specific chapter of the kkk and telling them to kill themselves or they’ll get killed is now the gold standard for celebrity activism. I’m so in love with them."
Ezra Miller calling out a specific chapter of the kkk and telling them to kill themselves or they’ll get killed is now the gold standard for celebrity activism. I’m so in love with them.— Owen 🦇 (@SouljaGameFan) January 27, 2022
Another wrote, "Ezra Miller vs. The KKK wasn't on my 2022 bingo card, but I'll take it." "Ezra Miller telling the KKK to kill themselves is quite possibly the funniest and most gangster s**t I've seen in a minute," another user tweeted.
Ezra Miller vs. The KKK wasn't on my 2022 bingo card, but I'll take it.— meg. (@wondermeg_) January 27, 2022
Ezra Miller telling the KKK to kill themselves is quite possibly the funniest and most gangster shit I've seen in a minute https://t.co/g7BKs0F7qT— Film Director Eef. (@wakkowolf22) January 27, 2022
Twitter users are comparing his on-screen hero personality with his off-screen personality in mockery. One tweeted, "Eza Miller threatening a Klan organization is why they're a hero off the screen as well." Many memes on the issue are being shared on Twitter and are trending right now.
Ezra Miller threatening a Klan organization is why they're a hero off the screen as well.— Brandon (@Spacewalker33) January 27, 2022
Nothing but respect for Ezra Miller aka my Barry Allen pic.twitter.com/NevxG0V1rQ— luggy2020 (@luggy2020) January 27, 2022
ezra miller to the kkk pic.twitter.com/b8ii9qfgwm— nicky | ❓0❓❓ (@Nicky1612Ishida) January 27, 2022
The tl after Ezra Miller threatened the KKK pic.twitter.com/esBIvS7GjL— Fern 🇪🇨 • the batman era (@nanaueishere) January 28, 2022
The actor was also trending on Twitter in April 2020 when a video of Miller apparently choking a woman in Iceland was circulated. The footage sparked backlash, but Miller never addressed the matter. A source confirmed to Variety at the time that it was a serious alteration rather than a joke as some had speculated. And now, the Flash is threatening the KKK.