I guess that answers the question: “Is Letitia Wright still spreading anti-vax bullshit?“. Because it would appear that yes, she is, but that she’s made the successful transition from Misinformation Pusher on Social Media, to That Co-Worker You Really Don’t Want To Get Started. Letitia is back at work on the set of the sequel
I guess that answers the question: “Is Letitia Wright still spreading anti-vax bullshit?“. Because it would appear that yes, she is, but that she’s made the successful transition from Misinformation Pusher on Social Media, to That Co-Worker You Really Don’t Want To Get Started. Letitia is back at work on the set of the sequel to the 2018 hit Black Panther. And according to one source, who talked to The Hollywood Reporter, Letitia hasn’t exactly been quiet about her opinion of the COVID vaccine.
Last year, Letitia shared a 69-minute video on Twitter featuring a senior leader of something called the Light London Church, who questioned the legitimacy of the COVID vaccine, hoped that the vaccine wouldn’t cause people to grow extra limbs, accused China of spreading the virus, and made some transphobic comments. After taking a mountain of shit from people who told her that video was all kinds of wrong, she took it down and apologized, saying she only wanted to raise awareness about what people are putting in their bodies. But apparently, Letitia hasn’t stopped. THR published an article about the current situation of vaccines on Hollywood film sets, and the bad news for the pro-vax crowd like Sean Penn, the COVID vaccine isn’t mandatory for those working right now.
In the film and TV industry, there are no universal vaccine mandates in place, allowing for individual producers to determine whether those in Zone A – typically the project’s main actors, who cannot wear a mask because of storylines, as well as key crewmembers – require proof of vaccination.
So unless a studio has a strict vaccine policy, any ol’ un-jabbed individual can stroll onto the set. And it would appear that’s the case on the Atlanta set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. THR writes that despite Letitia’s US team dropping her over her views, she’s still preaching the gospel of COVID vaccine misinformation between takes.
A number of performers, from Rob Schneider (now shooting Netflix’s Home Team) to Letitia Wright (filming Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) have shared anti-vaccine positions on social media. In Wright’s case, a set source says she has espoused similar views about the COVID-19 vaccines on the Atlanta production. The British actress quietly parted ways with her entire U.S. team of representatives in the wake of a backlash over posting a controversial anti-vaccine video in December.
This is made all the more ironic when you remember that Letitia plays Shuri, a super-smart scientist.
THR says that Disney is about to roll out a system on all new productions that will require proof of vaccination status. However, it doesn’t apply to productions already shooting. So Letitia is safe for now. Unless Disney decides to make their proof of vaccination policy retroactive. Then she’s fucked! Crossing your arms across your chest and saying “Wakanda Forever, Vaccines NEVER” isn’t going to cut it. Everyone is replaceable to Disney – just ask Terrence Howard!
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