Does Letitia Wright have an anti-Vaxxer? What the Black Panther star said about vaccines

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On Friday morning, Twitter will feature the actress Letitia Wright, who has tweeted her views on vaccines, with the Black Panther star being branded an “anti-Vaxxer”.

The 27-year old Guyanese British star is facing criticism for posting an anti-vaccination video on her Twitter account.

Best known for playing T’Challa’s sister Shuri in Black Panther and other Marvel films, Wright is also known for her Emmy-winning role in the “Black Museum” episode of Black Mirror.

Most recently, Wright starred in the historic drama Mangrove, directed by Steve McQueen, which was filmed in London for the BBC’s Small Axe series after the 1971 trial of Mangrove Nine.

But Wright’s flourishing career is not celebrated today, as she faces a backlash from tweeting about vaccines.

But what exactly did she say? Well, it’s more about what was said in the video she showed us.

Wright has posted a video from the Invazion Media Network in which she questions the value of vaccines. She accompanied the tweet with her hands in a prayer moji, which is usually used for praise.

https://t.co/AMlIY7oLEQ

– Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 4, 2020

The video, hosted by Minister Tomi Arayomi, is a one-hour episode from a YouTube series called “On the Table”, in which a panel discusses the topic of vaccination.

At one point the moderator Tomi Arayomi says: “Medically I don’t understand vaccines, but I’ve always been a bit skeptical about them”.

Amidst criticism from Twitter users, Wright responded to a series of tweets defending her publication of the video.

“If you don’t stick to popular opinions but ask questions and think…. yourself, you’ll be canceled,” she tweeted shortly after.

In one answer she said: “‘Popular opinions’, do you mean scientific evidence?”

if you do not conform to popular opinion. but ask questions and think for yourself…. you will be canceled

– Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 4, 2020

One person tweeted that Wright would be “made an example of” because he was expressing anti-vax views, to which he replied: “Make an example of me because I asked if something was right for my body before I took it. interesting world we live in”.

Girl, I fucking love you and I could not agree more. But they’re gonna make an example out of you.

– (@darthvrou) December 4, 2020

She also replied: “Please note that I never said anything. I just posted a video, and I think that his argument that he asked for it before is justified”.

One person asked, “Letitia Wright, I hate that it had to be you sis WHY,” to which Wright replied, “I’m only interested in knowing what’s in there. I guess it’s wrong to ask that.”

In another exchange, a Twitter user suggested that Wright should have asked if the vaccine was safe instead of just sharing the video to which she replied, “Letitia Wright, I hate that you sis why,” to which Wright replied, “Got it. I guess it’s the longer version of what you suggested”.

They keep saying, “So I’m not allowed to ask. No, that’s not the point.

Babe, if you had said – “should we trust this vaccine” instead of linking this stupid video to the caption – “then there would be less confusion now.

– my tranquility needs to be refurbished (@CasaDupre) December 4, 2020

Author Roxane Gay responded to Wright’s claims that she was dismissed because of her opinion: “Thinking for yourself does not mean you are right. And you are not being dismissed. But damn it. Promoting anti-vaccination propaganda and wrapping it in intellectual curiosity is foolish. And dangerous.”

Just because you think for yourself doesn’t mean you’re right. And you’re not canceled. But damn it. Spreading propaganda against the vaccine and wrapping it in intellectual curiosity is foolish. And dangerous.

– roxane gay (@rgay) December 4, 2020

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