Letitia Wright Stirs Controversy After Sharing Anti-Vax Video
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Letitia Wright Stirs Controversy After Sharing Anti-Vax Video

Letitia Wright disappointed legions of fans when she posted a video featuring anti-vax, climate-denying and transphobic content.

As reported by various outlets including Wright tweeted the video, “Covid-19 Vaccine, Should We Talk It?” by Light London Church pastor Tomi Arayomi on her Twitter page Thursday night. The tweet opened the floodgates to fans lambasting her for spreading harmful, incorrect and damaging information about coronavirus vaccinations, trans individuals and climate change. The tweet has now been deleted.

Wright doubled down after fielding comments from fans, writing, “If you don’t conform to popular opinions, but ask questions and think for yourself…you get cancelled.”

When a fan tried to correct her regarding the vaccine by explaining what the enzyme luciferase is used for in the vaccine’s creation, she responded with “[T]he name lucifer is an interesting choice *opens bible*.”

She also responded to Radio France host Laura Leishman, who accused her of being “just too lazy to read a medical journal.”

“[S]till have a right to worry about how my body will react,” wrote Wright. “It’s not lazy, it’s thinking for myself.” Leishman’s post has since been deleted.

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Wright later responded again to the criticism by writing, “[M]y 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 ourbodies. Nothing else.”

Fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe star Don Cheadle chimed in on Wright’s anti-vaxxer sentiments after fans implored him to watch the video, writing, “[J]esus…just scrolled through. hot garbage. every time i stopped and listened, he and everything he said sounded crazy and fkkkd 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.” Prior to watching the video, Cheadle also tweeted he would “personally” address her about transphobic or otherwise problematic content, but not on Twitter. “[T]hat’s how i do it with friends adn how i hope they do it with me if i fkkk up.”

After Wright’s posts went viral, fans also caught that she liked posts about her being canceled from Black Panther 2, causing fans to speculate if Wright wants to be let go from the franchise.

As of this post, however, Wright or Marvel brass have not commented on the matter.

 

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