Actress Letitia Wright is denying claims that she spread anti COVID-19 vaccination views while on the set of “Black Panther 2.”
The accusations were made public in an article published by The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, Oct. 6, titled “Hollywood Battle Lines Emerge in Simmering Vaccine War,” during which the outlet highlighted how vaccine mandates have affected film and television sets and the A-list celebrities who’ve reportedly contributed to the chaos by promoting anti-vaccine views.
Wright, who caught heat last year for sharing a video on social media that cast doubt on the vaccine, “espoused similar views about the COVID-19 vaccines” on the Atlanta set of the Marvel movie sequel, unidentified sources told the outlet.
This week, the 27-year-old star took to her social media for the first time since the scandal where she uploaded a photo of armor with an altered biblical scripture, which read, “WEAPONS MADE TO ATTACK YOU WON’T BE SUCCESSFUL; WORDS SPOKEN AGAINST YOU WON’T HURT AT ALL.”
In her lengthy caption, Wright addressed the THR article directly, though she expressed it saddened her to do so. “The report spoke about my conduct on the set of black Panther 2. I honestly assert that this was completely untrue,” she began.
“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me, knows that I work incredibly hard at my craft & my main focus is always to do work that’s impactful and inspiring,” she continued. “That has been & will continue to be my only focus.”
Though Wright restricted access to the comments section, she garnered lots of support from fans and colleagues who sent the actress words of encouragement, including one Instagram user who wrote, “Standing & praying with you sis. Everything works out for your GOOD. Period.”
Wright garnered backlash last December after sharing a since-deleted video on Twitter that initially came from the YouTube channel “Off the Table.” The clip questioned the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccinations as a whole. Most of the information provided was based on opinions, speculations and conspiracy theories, without any proven facts to back up its claims.
Following the pushback, Wright defended herself with another post, stating, “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.”
Wright also engaged with multiple other critics further clarifying, “I think it’s valid and fair to ask what’s in it.” THR noted that in wake of the backlash Wright “quietly parted ways with her entire U.S. team of representatives.”
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