Issa Rae called out Hollywood for supporting Ezra Miller despite his "atrocious" behavior.
"As opposed to shutting them down and shutting the production down, there's an effort to save the movie and them," Rae said.
She added if Hollywood stops protecting "repeat offenders," then "women may be able to thrive."
Issa Rae accused actor Ezra Miller of "behaving atrociously" and called out Hollywood for attempting to save "their movie and them."
"The stuff that's happening with Ezra Miller is, to me, a microcosm of Hollywood," Rae told Elle.
"There's this person who's a repeat offender, who's been behaving atrociously, and as opposed to shutting them down and shutting the production down, there's an effort to save the movie and them," she continued. "That is a clear example of the lengths that Hollywood will go to to save itself and to protect offenders."
Rae said that if Hollywood stops protecting "repeat offenders," then "women may be able to thrive" in the environment.
"They won't have to live in fear of keeping silent because it'll ruin their careers," Rae said. "It's just a constant pattern of abuse that'll only persist if Hollywood continues to insist on being this way."
Miller has been accused of multiple counts of abuse, disorderly conduct, and burglary since 2019. They were arrested twice in Hawaii and once in Vermont in 2022.
Last month, a friend of the actor also told Vanity Fair that Miller "screams at" and "belittles" their female sexual partners.
Despite their legal troubles and allegedly controversial behavior, Miller's upcoming DC movie "The Flash" appears to be on track for a June 23, 2023 release date. The Hollywood Reporter wrote in August that Miller, who plays the titular superhero in the film, met with Warner Bros. film chairs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy to "reaffirm their commitment to the movie as well as apologize for bringing negative attention to the production and the company."
Earlier that month, Variety first reported that the actor was seeking treatment for "complex mental health issues," per a statement from Miller.
Upon request for comment, representatives for Miller sent a statement on their behalf: "Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment," the statement read. "I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior," added Miller, per the outlet. "I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe, and productive stage in my life."
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