Letitia Wright is getting attacked online or her recent comments about the coronavirus vaccine. Per Complex, the Black Panther star tweeted then deleted a controversial YouTube video that was skeptical of potential COVID-19 vaccines.
The outlet states, “The video shows On the Table host Tomi Arayomi expressing his lack of faith in a vaccine, which could begin rolling out in the U.K. as early as next week.” In the clip, Arayomi says, “I don’t know if I trust this vaccine. Hope to God it doesn’t make extra limbs grow.”
Letitia instantly began getting attacked online. Not necessarily because she was questioning the vaccine, but because of the type of anti-vax propaganda video that she posted. There were also moments in the video where Tomi Arayomi makes transphobic comments.
Re: Letitia Wright and that BS of a youtube video she shared— Birb ! • thunderbolts ceo // (@redwxngs) December 4, 2020
I did a random scrub-through sampling of that video and heard all I needed to hear in these 20 seconds. pic.twitter.com/QMhhuiZAaZ— Games Tiberius Yorke (@thejdevereaux) December 4, 2020
The actress later went to Twitter and wrote, “if you don’t conform to popular opinions. but ask questions and think for yourself….you get cancelled.”
if you don’t conform to popular opinions. but ask questions and think for yourself....you get cancelled ????— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 4, 2020
After that, she changed her tune and kind of apologized. She wrote, “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. Nothing else.”
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.— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 4, 2020
See some of the tweets directed at Letitia below.
Baby we know the drill just open up the notes app https://t.co/zPNv5cowYi— Your Favorite Bird ???????? (@GahDamnKech) December 4, 2020
Me: -sees Letitia Wright is trending-— ????deerisms???? (@deerisms) December 4, 2020
Me: is there a trailer for that space movie she and john boyega were supposed to do because that sounded cool
Me: -sees why Letitia Wright is trending-
Letitia Wright? More like Letitia Wrong pic.twitter.com/aPq9ShweQO— Borkeye ???????? (@bork_21) December 4, 2020
people would have been more receptive if you just tweeted you had concerns about the vaccine as many are feeling the same apprehension. you tweeted out a video with blatant misinformation that can be debunked with high school level biology.— jessi (@jessTHEavg) December 4, 2020
Thinking for yourself doesn’t mean you’re right. And you aren’t cancelled. But damn. Promoting anti-vaccine propaganda and shrouding it in intellectual curiosity is asinine. And dangerous.— roxane gay (@rgay) December 4, 2020
Not Letitia Wright being anti-vax AND transphobic.... pic.twitter.com/xDXuQywJ8r— i'll be the cowboy ???? (@justElij4h) December 4, 2020
1. You haven't been cancelled— Sooz "Christmas" Kempner (@SoozUK) December 4, 2020
2. You didn't ask questions, you posted antivax propaganda
3. You didn't think for yourself, you posted antivax propaganda
Miss mam I get ur side and i know u mean good but that vid contained transphobic messages and u have a huge follower base. This also spread misinformation in the middle of the pandemic. Hope u adress these issues too thank u✨— Brian misses Scott Lang✨❄ (@McuScottLang) December 4, 2020
Ryan Coogler re-writing the Black Panther script for the third time because Letitia Wright pic.twitter.com/C9q8fj6O0P— thiccTurtles (@Thiccturtles_) December 4, 2020
Letitia Wright’s publicist right now pic.twitter.com/iAmFrJVJTV— Mitchell Beaupre (@itismitchell) December 4, 2020