'Black Panther' Star Letitia Wright Faces Criticism After Sharing Anti-Vaccination Video
Earlier this week, Wright shared a video on her Instagram page from the YouTube channel "On the Table," which sees presenter Tomi Arayomi discuss the supposed dangers of vaccinations. The post came mere days after the UK approved a COVID-19 vaccine.
Wright has since deleted the video, though in lieu of an apology she explained that she was simply trying to "ask questions" with the post. Read her statements below.
if you don't conform to popular opinions. but ask questions and think for yourself....you get cancelled 😂— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 4, 2020
my 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 our bodies.— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 4, 2020
Wright has faced a decent amount of criticism for posting the video. Don Cheadle is among the many people who disavowed her statements:
jesus... 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. https://t.co/7uDlP1xwDL— Don "bruh, you lost" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) December 4, 2020