Letitia Wright defends herself after anti-vax video

Letitia Wright defends herself after anti-vax video

“Black Panther” actress Letitia Wright is defending herself after she drew sharp criticism for sharing a video spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation about vaccines and COVID-19.

On Thursday evening, Wright dismissed Twitter customers who slammed her for posting a clip titled “COVID-19 Vaccine, Should We Take It?” from Mild London Church chief Tomi Arayomi’s YouTube channel, “On the Table.”

The 69-minute video — which has since been faraway from YouTube and Wright’s Twitter feed — sees Arayomi making transphobic remarks, stating a number of unfounded claims blaming China for the pandemic, downplaying the specter of local weather change and discouraging folks from getting vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19.

To be clear: Incoming COVID-19 vaccines developed by pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Moderna are backed by infectious illness consultants and greater than 90% efficient, based on information collected from scientific trials.

“[I]f you don’t conform to fashionable opinions. however ask questions and assume for your self….you get cancelled,” Wright tweeted Thursday, together with a crying-laughing emoji, in flippant response to the backlash.

The 27-year-old actress, finest recognized for enjoying tech whiz Princess Shuri of Wakanda within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, doubled down — however shifted her tone — Friday in a follow-up tweet stressing that she by no means meant “to hurt anyone.”

“[M]y ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my issues with what the vaccine incorporates and what we’re placing in our our bodies,” she added. “Nothing else.”

Among the many many holding Wright accountable on social media are “Bad Feminist” writer Roxane Homosexual and actor Don Cheadle, who stars alongside Wright within the MCU as James Rhodes, a.okay.a. Warfare Machine.

“Thinking for yourself doesn’t mean you’re right. And you aren’t cancelled. But damn,” Homosexual tweeted. “Promoting anti-vaccine propaganda and shrouding it in intellectual curiosity is asinine. And dangerous.”

“[J]esus… simply scrolled via,” Cheadle wrote after watching the clip. “hot garbage. every time i stopped and listened, he and everything he said sounded crazy and [messed up]. i would never defend anybody posting this. but i still won’t throw her away over it. the rest i’ll take off twitter. had no idea.”

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