Reports: Letitia Wright sharing anti-vax views on ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ set
According to reports, the actress has parted ways with her US team of representatives.
While filming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Letitia Wright reportedly continued to express concerns about coronavirus vaccines.
The actress was previously labelled anti-vax after sharing a video on Twitter in December last year featuring Light London Church leader Tomi Arayomi that questioned the vaccine’s legitimacy.
Wright responded to the criticism by writing, “If you don’t conform to popular opinions, but ask questions and think for yourself… you get cancelled.”
In a later statement, the actress clarified, “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. Nothing else.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever claims that “she has espoused similar views about the COVID-19 vaccines” during filming.
It also claims she has “quietly parted ways” with her US team of representatives due to the video’s backlash.
Disney plans to implement a sticker system on new productions in mid-October that requires visible proof of an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status – those who have been fully vaccinated will receive a wristband, while those who have not will not.
The sequel to Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, will star Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, and Winston Duke. The sequel will be directed by Ryan Coogler, who directed the first film.
The film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to be released on July 8, 2022.