Actor Letitia Wright, who was scolded by Marvel co-star Don Cheadle for sharing an anti-vaccine video final 12 months, denied a brand new report that she unfold anti-vaccine views on the set of “Black Panther 2.”
Wright responded Wednesday to an article in The Hollywood Reporter quoting an nameless supply who stated she “espoused related views” to the anti-vaccine video in the course of the Atlanta manufacturing of the hit movie’s sequel, “Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally.”
“It saddens me to have to handle the studies printed by The Hollywood Reporter on October sixth 2021,” Wright wrote.“The report spoke about my conduct on the set of black Panther 2. I truthfully assert that this was fully unfaithful.”
The commerce publication described Wright as an “trade holdout” in opposition to the movie trade’s urgency to get casts and crews inoculated. Wright, together with Rob Schneider, are among the many quite a few performers who’ve “shared anti-vaccine positions on social media,” the outlet reported.
“Anybody who is aware of me or has labored with me, is aware of that I work extremely exhausting at my craft & my most important focus is at all times to do work that’s impactful and galvanizing,” Wright added on her Instagram submit, which included spiritual scripture. “That has been & will proceed to be my solely focus.”
In December, Wright caught flak for posting (with prayer fingers) a controversial video by self-described “prophet” Tomi Arayomi, a vaccine skeptic who stated that worry was killing folks, not COVID-19, and that pure antibodies ought to be sufficient to fight viruses. Arayomi stated he was suspended from YouTube for every week.
“In case you don’t conform to fashionable opinions however ask questions and assume for your self….you get cancelled,” Wright tweeted on the time. She added that she was merely elevating issues concerning the vaccine.
“Avengers: Endgame” co-star Don Cheadle known as the clip “sizzling rubbish” and “fkkkd up.” One other actor, Alex Sawyer, chided Wright’s “frustratingly irresponsible use of a platform.”
Wright, who’s British, reportedly parted together with her whole U.S. group of representatives after the controversy.