Letitia Wright Catches Heat For Posting Video With Misinformation About COVID-19 Vaccinations
In 2020, the actress shared a 70-minute YouTube video of a person spewing anti-vaccine rhetoric.
December 04, 2020 at 8:42 pm
Update (Oct. 6, 2021): Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actress Letitia Wright is continuing her anti-vaccination stance on the set of the Marvel film in Atlanta.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wright has shown skepticism over the COVID-19 vaccine. Disney has implemented a vaccine mandate, requiring cast members to show physical proof of vaccination while on set.
In 2020, the actress shared a 70-minute YouTube video of a person spewing anti-vaccine rhetoric, The Week reported. The self-proclaimed prophet in the video also criticized climate change and transgender people.
After receiving immediate backlash, Wright posted a now-deleted tweet that said her "intention was not to hurt anyone," Gizmodo reported.
"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," she wrote.
Original (Dec. 4, 2020): Actress Letitia Wright has been receiving heat on social media after she tweeted a link to a YouTube video that contained misinformation about COVID-19 vaccinations in development.
On Thursday, Wright posted a 69-minute video from the YouTube channel On The Table that includes speaking points from Light London Church leader Tomi Arayomi, according to Variety. The channel is known for Arayomi questioning the legitimacy of topics like COVID-19 vaccinations, climate change and China’s involvement in the creation of the pandemic.
Variety reported that Wright's tweet has since been removed. YouTube has also banned the video for violating its terms of service policy.
According to Buzzfeed, the video starts with Arayomi admitting, "I don't understand vaccines medically, but I've always been a little bit of a skeptic of them."
“These are the dangers of the world we’re entering into today, where if you say a thing enough times people will actually believe it’s true,” he later adds.
Fans of the Black Panther star took to social media to warn the 27-year-old about the dangers of spreading misinformation and sharing a video that also contains transphobic statements.