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Ezra Miller on coming out as queer: ‘I was told by a lot of people I’d made a mistake’

Ezra Miller on coming out as queer: ‘I was told by a lot of people I’d made a mistake’

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Ezra Miller revealed people around him thought coming out as queer would be a huge mistake for the actor.

The Justice League star, who plays The Flash, said people warned him it would hurt his career and it was a ‘silly’ move.

‘I’m queer,’ Miller revealed to OUT in 2012. ‘I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders.

He added: ‘I am very much in love with no one in particular.’

Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con Gage Skidmore | Flickr

But now he claims not everyone was happy with his decision to come out, saying it might negatively impact his career.

‘I won’t specify,’ he told Shortlist. ‘[But] I was told by a lot of people I’d made a mistake.’

He continued: ‘Folks in the industry, folks outside the industry. People I’ve never spoken to. They said there’s a reason so many gay, queer, gender-fluid people in Hollywood conceal their sexual identity, or their gender identity in their public image.

‘I was told I had done a “silly” thing in… thwarting my own potential to be a leading man,’ he said.

‘You’ve made a mistake’

Ezra Miller explained it was tough to hear he’d made a mistake by coming out as queer in 2012.

He said: ‘I didn’t think I’d done anything wrong, though there have been moments of doubt as a result of those conversations.

‘But… what they said was, in fact, “rubbish”,’ he said.

The Fantastic Beasts star said it’s time to re-examine the way we treat people who just want to be themselves.

Ezra Miller is an out actor and star of Fantastic Beasts
Ezra Miller is an out actor and star of Fantastic Beasts Instagram

He also knows a lot of people in the closet, and said it’s discouraging to see.

Ezra Miller recently sent fans into meltdown by dancing to South Korean band Black Pink in a recent interview.

He revealed the Flash is a huge fan of K-Pop and then stunned the interviewer by getting up and shaking his ass.

Miller also surprised everyone by planting a big kiss on a fan recently.

Completely out of the blue, one fan asked if the queer actor was drunk, to which Miller responded it would be impossible for The Flash to get inebriated because of his super fast metabolism.

Then the fan asked to smell his breath and Miller planted a huge kiss.

 

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article stated Ezra Miller stars in Avengers.