- Letitia Wright denied spreading anti-vaccine views on the “Black Panther” set.
- Wright said the claims made in The Hollywood Reporter’s article were “completely untrue.”
- Wright has been criticized for sharing anti-vaccine material on social media in the past.
Letitia Wright has denied reports that she spread anti-vaccine views during her time on the set of Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Wright strongly refuted the claims that originated from an article on the film industry’s response to the COVID-19 vaccine in The Hollywood Reporter with an Instagram post on Thursday.
“It saddens me to have to address the reports published by The Hollywood Reporter on October 6th, 2021,” the actress wrote. “The report spoke about my conduct on the set of Black Panther 2. I honestly assert that this was completely untrue.”
Wright did not directly address her COVID-19 vaccination status or her current view on vaccination in the post but continued: “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows that I work incredibly hard at my craft & my main focus is always to do work that’s impactful and inspiring. That has been & will continue to be my only focus.”
The 27-year-old actress shared the message alongside an image of a bible verse, which read: “Weapons made to attack you won’t be successful; words spoken against you won’t hurt you.”
Representatives for Wright did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The original report published in The Hollywood Reporter stated: “A number of performers, from Rob Schneider (now shooting
‘s “Home Team”) to Letitia Wright (filming Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) have shared anti-vaccine statements on social media.
“In Wright’s case,” the report continued, “A set source says she has espoused similar views about the Covid-19 vaccines on the Atlanta production.”
Wright — who stars as the popular character Shuri in the Marvel blockbuster — faced backlash last year after sharing a 69-minute YouTube video that featured a London church leader expressing skepticism and concern over the ingredients of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Wright deactivated her social media accounts last year shortly after she was criticized for sharing the anti-vaccination video on Twitter. THR continued to report that Wright “quietly parted ways” with her entire team of US-based representatives following the backlash over the anti-vaccine video she posted on social media.