The last 24 hours have been quite rough for Zachary Levi who found himself in the middle of controversy following a social media post that was apparently taken out of context. On Twitter, the star of DC's upcoming superhero film Shazam! Fury of the Gods was accused of being an advocate for anti-vaccination after agreeing that the pharmaceutical company Pfizer poses a huge threat to the world.
Unsurprisingly, it was linked to the whole anti-vax movement which has been a sensitive subject since the start of the pandemic as Pfizer was among the first companies to develop and release vaccines for COVID-19. The 42-year-old star's questionable take quickly become viral on social media and while his post doesn't exactly prove the allegations, folks were quick to jump to the conclusion that he's in fact an anti-vaxxer.
Just hours following the backlash, Levi would once again take to Twitter to offer some much-needed clarity to his now-viral and controversial take. The actor claims that his previous post against Pfizer has nothing to do with vaccines and instead, he was referring to the company's alleged fraudulent marketing.
Zachary wrote: "Just one example of what I’m referring to…" with a sad face emoji. Check it out here:
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Well, it turns out that Levi's tweet was just blown out of proportion and it's great that he wasted no time clearing up his name. Of course, not everyone believes the actor's latest claims and some think it's just his way of getting out of trouble with his DCU future still undetermined.
DC's Shazam! Fury of the Gods is hitting cinemas on March 17.