Black Panther's Letitia Wright Denies Spreading Anti-Vaccine Claims on Set
Earlier this month, as part of a wider report on Hollywood’s reckoning with vaccine mandates and safe filming practices in the covid-19 pandemic, the Hollywood Reporter wrote that a source told them Marvel’s Black Panther star Letitia Wright continued to spread anti-vaccine disinformation on the set of its sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Over a week later, Wright stepped back onto social media to deny the claims.
The October 6 piece alleged that Wright—who had previously deleted her Twitter account in the wake of sharing a deeply concerning video from a self-proclaimed prophet in December 2020—had continued to share anti-vaccination beliefs on Marvel Studios’ Atlanta, Georgia set of Wakanda Forever. Wright’s character, Princess Shuri, is set to have a large role in the film in light of Chadwick Boseman’s tragic …
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