Letitia Wright Denies Voicing Anti-Vaccine Stance on "Black Panther" Sequel Set
The British actress, and devout Christian, calls reports to the contrary untrue.
The ongoing production of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has proven quite a challenge for Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the sequel to the Black Panther franchise from Marvel Studios. The 27-year old Guyanese-born actress was injured during filming of this sequel in August, as we wrote at the time, and now she's been accused of pushing anti-vaccine views during production in Atlanta.
The Hollywood Reporter made the assertion in an article earlier this month, quoting an anonymous source. Wright took to social media this week to counter the claim, calling it "completely untrue" and adding that she will "continue to hold onto Gods (sic) hands, and onto the scripture of Isaiah 54:17. Her post features a picture of a suit of armor and that Old Testament Scripture, which states in part that "Weapons made to attack you won't be successful."
This is not the first time Wright has come under fire over her views on the coronavirus and vaccinations. Last year, she was criticized by actor Don Cheadle, among others, for a social media post of a video of a vaccine opponent and writing that questioning pro-vaccine orthodoxy or failing to conform could lead one to "get cancelled."