Ezra Miller and Other Celebrities Whose Careers Were Ruined by Media Scandals

Actor Ezra Miller is in the Eye of the Hurricane for his Recent Scandals. What Consequences have Their Actions Generated? We Analyze your Case and that of Other Celebrities.

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Entering the world of entertainment is difficult, but staying on top is much more difficult. Ezra Miller, one of the actors with the greatest projection in Hollywood and who had all the ingredients to become a movie star, has been in the news throughout 2022 for a number of scandals that have ruined his public image and that will most likely put him end of his artistic career. His case is not the first nor will it be the last in a list of celebrities who destroyed everything they built in the industry in the blink of an eye.

The 29-year-old actor rose to fame after his performance in the film "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (2011). That talent, personality and charisma on screen helped him win the affection of the people, a detail that was soon seen by Warner Bros. to add him to his DC Comics projects as Flash. This, without a doubt, became a turning point for his career to take off, adding the fact that he had a fundamental character in the "Fantastic Beasts" trilogy.

However, not everything has been rosy. Along with his successes in the cinema and repeated appearances on the red carpet of some event, Miller began to have certain negative behaviors. Of course, many say that fame is not for everyone, and that may have taken its toll. In 2020, the actor appeared in a video where he apparently assaulted a woman in Iceland, it didn't escalated because the victim did not decide to take action against him either.

But it was at the beginning of this year that everything started to go from bad to worse. In January, he posted a disturbing video on his Instagram where he strongly threatened a Ku Kux Klan affiliate, deleting it shortly after. In late March, Miller caused havoc at a bar in Hawaii after yelling at multiple clients and causing property damage. Although he was arrested and later released, the next day he robbed and threatened to kill a couple in his room, resulting in a restraining order.

Also, in recent days The New York Post revealed that there would be a second restraining order against him. This time it would be the parents of an 18-year-old teenager, who claim that Miller has manipulated her and put her physical integrity at risk in recent years. And it is that, according to the same newspaper, the actor has been missing for several days along with a group of girls in what appears to be a "sect". All this on a par with the news that Rolling Stone collects that assures that Miller has given lodging for months to a mother with her three children in his farm full of firearms and cannabis in Vermont.

Faced with such situations, the measures of Warner Bros. have not been long in coming. With a criminal record that continues to grow with the complaints, the company decided not to continue to be linked to the actor once "The Flash" (2023) is released, a film that is considered the strong bet of the DC Universe in the cinema. Be that as it may, the future of Ezra Miller looks so complicated that the most correct solution is that he surrender himself to justice and, in this way, not further ruin a career that promised greater success.

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Other similar scandals

The reasons why a celebrity goes from heaven to hell are many, either because of a bad decision choosing a project or because of their own attitudes. Regardless of the seriousness of the matter, a crime is a crime, and Wesley Snipes knows that very well. The actor who had his popularity in the 90's made the mistake of not continuing to pay his taxes, for which a judge forced him to pay the $17 million he owed and also sentenced him to three years in prison, thus interrupting and staining his artistic career.

For its part, an actress who tasted fame from a young age and who had all the talent to achieve great things was Lindsay Lohan. Her drug addiction led her down dark paths that had her in and out of rehab several times, not to mention the times she was arrested for driving while intoxicated and possession of illicit substances. While she hasn't given up acting, her poor choices led her to ruin her promising career.

In turn, Kevin Spacey was one of the many actors who were involved in the wave of sex scandals in 2017. Being a renowned figure with a great career, both Netflix and other production companies decided to remove him from their projects, even until he was completely replaced in the movie "All the Money in the World" (2017) that he had already finished recording. In this 2022 he is facing five charges of rape and sexual abuse in England.

Finally, the case that has received the most media attention around the world this year is that of Amber Heard and Jhonny Depp. Since 2016 the couple has been in dispute, and between restraining orders, defamation and lawsuits they had their trial in April 2022. It is worth mentioning that in the middle of the scandal, the actor was fired from Disney and replaced from the third installment of "Fantastic Beasts ". However, after her victory in court everything has taken a turn and it seems that the actress's career will be the one that ends up ruined. With them there is still much to tell.