UPDATE: Since the Twitter drama with T.J. Miller went down, there have been further repercussions for his career, most of it not connected to the tweets.
That said, on the direct topic of suicide, Miller posted this to Twitter in 2019…
It would appear to be a mild form of attempting to get his career back on track, though there has been little progress so far. He’s maintained some animated acting gigs on the likes of Netflix’s ‘F is for Family’, which wrapped last year.
Partly that is because of his ignoble exit from HBO sitcom ‘Silicon Valley’, where he played the oafish Erlich Bachman for four seasons. Though initial statements indicated that the producers had simply run out of stories for Erlich, rumours swirled of bad behavior, and creator Mike Judge said the following to The Hollywood Reporter:
“There are a lot of different ways you can find out somebody doesn’t want to do the show anymore. And it’s not fun to work with someone who doesn’t want to be there, especially when they’re one of the main people and you’ve got however many crewmembers and extras and people who are not paid as well and they’re all showing up before 7am., and then are just like, ‘Oh, OK, we’re not shooting today.’”
Actor Alice Wetterlund also spoke out, accusing the actor (and others from the cast and crew) of bullying her. “She may have had that experience, but it’s people trying to enter the headlines and get into the media cycle,” Miller told SiriusXM’s Jim Norton & Sam Roberts. “It was not my experience that anyone was bullying her or being mean to her.”
Even before the twitter scare, there were accusations of sexual misconduct from former partners, which he strenuously denied and don’t seem to have led to a formal investigation. Still, everything combined appears to have some real damage to his career prospects going forward.
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You usually shouldn’t take what T.J. Miller says very seriously, but you should always take comments about committing suicide very seriously. So people who read the “Silicon Valley” alum’s now-deleted Twitter rant were left thinking he was probably just venting, but still…
Miller left his HBO comedy to make more movies, like “Deadpool 2,” which is now filming, and “The Emoji Movie,” which just came out and hasn’t exactly been embraced by fans or critics. Some tweeters went heavy with the schadenfreude, seeming to delight in Miller’s lack of “Emoji” success, and after he deleted his rant he said he just doxed his haters.
Here’s what was deleted, but saved online and referenced by readers:
Ha. Just doxed the haters.
Seems like he wasn’t serious, but at least there are still some good people out there — even on Twitter — looking out for Miller and anyone else who casually or not-so-casually tweets about suicide.