Black Panther star Letitia Wright is facing criticism for her alleged support of the anti-vaccination movement amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It all began when the Shuri actress shared a video from On The Table, a discussion channel on YouTube. The presenter of the show talks about whether or not we should get vaccinated. "I don't understand vaccines medically, but I've always been a little bit of a skeptic of them," presenter Tomi Arayomi says during the first half of the video.
The video link has since been taken down from Letitia's official Twitter account but it was already a little too late for the actress as users harassed her big time for posting the video. This of course led a lot of people to believe that Letitia is an "anti-vaxxer". A lot of people, including her fans were furious over the video and they wasted no time taking Letitia to "cancel city". See some of the reactions below:
so i guess we're all gonna cancel Letitia Wright for all that crap she said last night huh?— Bruce (Agent Bruce) 42 days till WandaVision (@Scopevandyne) December 4, 2020
I'm not jumping on a hate or cancel bandwagon, but I really hope Letitia Wright takes some of these criticisms seriously and educates herself better because alot of young girls look up to her particularly young black girls who are more at risk to covid pic.twitter.com/zdSHQZzjFn— Keiley Kaiser (@keileykaiser) December 4, 2020
All the questions you have have been answered, you’re just too lazy to read a medical journal.— Laura Leishman (@lauraleishman) December 4, 2020
Ur “opinion” is rooted in nothing but religious dogma. You don’t need to “conform” to anything but when you share widely debunked and potentially harmful rhetoric you will be called out on it. Instead of engaging in conversation you cry about being “cancelled.” You’re almost 30.— isa (@moisturizeds) December 4, 2020
You really out here believing false prophets and in the same breath talking about Lucifer and the Bible. LOL— Valerie Complex♓️♎️♋️ (@ValerieComplex) December 4, 2020
No one is canceling you. Cancel culture isn’t real. You’re being rightfully confronted about spreading unintelligent discourse and falsehoods. Shame!
Letitia Wright being an anti-vaxxer is not what I'd expect on my end of the world 2020 bingo card. pic.twitter.com/0DOnHmJ3ov— ? Princess Punchie Week EXTENDED! ? (@angelheart2015) December 4, 2020
Shuri would be disappointed in Letitia Wright over this nonsense smh pic.twitter.com/MRryBzTTxv— Honey I Drank The Kids ???️? (@TopherFrance) December 4, 2020
Letitia Wright? More like Letitia Wrong pic.twitter.com/aPq9ShweQO— Borkeye ?? (@bork_21) December 4, 2020
Wright would later clarify that she only posted the video to create awareness and nothing more. In her latest tweet, she wrote, "my intention was not to hurt anyone, my ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my concerns with what the vaccine contains and what we are putting in our bodies. Nothing else."
my intention was not to hurt anyone, my ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my concerns with what the vaccine contains and what we are putting in our bodies.— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 4, 2020
Just like that, cancel culture was able to claim another victim. Letitia seems to be unfazed though by the controversy and by the looks of it, she's firm about her stand regarding COVID-19 vaccines and I'm not exactly sure if that's a smart move. But considering the fact that she's already cleared the air regarding the issue, I think it's about time some fans go easy on her. This might've been just a huge misunderstanding after all.
In other news, Letitia Wright is set to reprise her role as Shuri in Black Panther 2.
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