Letitia Wright Responds After Getting Dragged For Sharing Anti-Vax Video

Robyn Mowatt Robyn Mowatt is a staff writer at Okayplayer where she…
Letitia Wright
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On Thursday night, Wright shared a video unleashing her thoughts on COVID-19 vaccines which led to social media backlash.

Black Panther star Letitia Wright was under fire on Thursday night after sharing a controversial video on Twitter. In the clip which was originally posted on the YouTube channel On the Table, the safety of COVID-19 vaccines that are currently being developed was discussed. 

For over an hour, in the video led by host Tomi Arayomi, he shared his personal doubts with vaccines and also spoke at length about the alleged origins of the COVID-19 vaccines.  Beyond these topics, Arayomi also dug into climate change and the accusations of China spreading COVID-19, and made transphobic comments.

At one point Arayomi said, “These are the dangers of the world we’re entering into today, where if you say a thing enough times people will actually believe it’s true.”

Wright initially posted the video on her Twitter alongside a prayer hands emoji. Immediately after she shared it, social media users and fans began pushing back stating she shared anti-vaxxer views. There were also a bunch of tweets poking fun at Wright’s comments in the video. 

She responded to the backlash by tweeting, “if you don’t conform to popular opinions. but ask questions and think for yourself… you get cancelled.”

Wright later responded to a few mentions and expressed she wasn’t suggesting to not take the COVID-19 vaccine. She claimed she was  “concerned about what’s in it.” She then shared, “I think it’s valid and fair to simply ask what’s in it.” Ultimately, she offered up an apology and took the video down from her Twitter profile. “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.”

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