Actress Letitia Wright denies a report that she has been speaking out against covid-19 vaccination During the filming of Marvel’s “Black Panther 2”.
Last week, The Hollywood Reporter alleges That Wright was sharing his thoughts about vaccines in Atlanta on the set of the much-anticipated superhero sequel. In a statement on Instagram on Wednesday, Wright denied the report, citing an unnamed source.
“I honestly claim this was completely untrue,” she wrote. “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows that I work incredibly hard at my craft and that my main focus has always been on doing impressive and inspiring work. That has been my only focus and Will stay.”
Wright, who plays Shuri in the Marvel universe of films, faced backlash in December after he posted a video on Twitter that made unsubstantiated claims about Covid vaccines.
The video included a long monologue by Tomi Arayomi, the founder of a Christian ministry, who questioned the content of vaccines but did not provide evidence for his claims.
Critics at the time described Wright as reckless in sharing the material, including fellow Marvel franchise star Don Cheadle. Cheadle called the video “hot garbage”, and added that he would “never defend anyone who posted it.”
Wright did not respond to a request for comment in December, but she tweeted in her defense, saying her sole intention was to “raise my concerns about what’s in a vaccine and what we’re putting in our bodies.”
Last week’s Hollywood Reporter article renewed criticism of Wright, brought to light by some The irony of spreading his anti-vaccination views When his “Black Panther” character is a respected scientist in the film franchise.
Fans have also speculated whether Wright would wear a “Black Panther” suit after the death of Chadwick Boseman, who played the title character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Princess Shuri from the fictional country of Wakanda plays a superhero in comic books.
Marvel representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.