Black Panther Letitia Wright Denies Sharing Anti-Vaccine Claims on Set

Black Panther Letitia Wright Denies Sharing Anti-Vaccine Claims on Set

Letitia Wright in action as Shuri in Black Panther, raising two panther-shaped gauntlets up to fire.

Wright as she appeared as Princess Shuri within the first Black Panther.
Picture: Marvel Studios

Earlier this month, as a part of a wider report on Hollywood’s reckoning with vaccine mandates and secure filming practices within the covid-19 pandemic, the Hollywood Reporter wrote {that a} supply advised them Marvel’s Black Panther star Letitia Wright continued to unfold anti-vaccine disinformation on the set of its sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally. Over per week later, Wright stepped again onto social media to disclaim the claims.

The October 6 piece alleged that Wright—who had beforehand deleted her Twitter account within the wake of sharing a deeply regarding video from a self-proclaimed prophet in December 2020—had continued to share anti-vaccination beliefs on Marvel Studios’ Atlanta, Georgia set of Wakanda Eternally. Wright’s character, Princess Shuri, is about to have a big function within the movie in mild of Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing final 12 months, and the report went on so as to add that Wright additionally parted methods along with her U.S.-based public relations workforce as a part of her response to the backlash about sharing covid-19 misinformation.

“My intention was to not harm anybody,” Wright beforehand tweeted after deleting her hyperlink to the video. “My ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my issues with what the vaccine accommodates and what we’re placing in our our bodies.” However after her function in THR’s report went considerably viral earlier this month, the actor has now determined to reply. Wright denies the claims that she’s continued to share these views on Wakanda Eternally’s set. Taking to her still-active Instagram account—though earlier than yesterday’s publish, its final replace was in November 2020, weeks earlier than she shared the aforementioned video elsewhere—the actor mentioned that the claims by the commerce have been “utterly unfaithful.”

“It saddens me to have to deal with the reviews revealed by The Hollywood Reporter on October sixth 2021. The report spoke about my conduct on the set of black Panther 2. I truthfully assert that this was utterly unfaithful,” Wright’s caption reads partly, accompanying a picture displaying a fraction from the Modern English Model Bible’s studying of Isaiah 54:17, “Weapons made to assault you received’t achieve success; Phrases spoken in opposition to you received’t harm in any respect.”

“Anybody who is aware of me or has labored with me, is aware of that I work extremely exhausting at my craft & my essential focus is all the time to do work that’s impactful and provoking,” Wright continued. “That has been & will proceed to be my solely focus.” Marvel Studios itself has remained silent on each the preliminary response to Wright’s tweet in addition to current reporting about her Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally set conduct (though fellow Marvel co-stars like Don Cheadle did name the actor out on the time, in equally since-deleted tweets).

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