Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Star Letitia Wright was recently the subject of an article about the Academy Awards and some of Hollywood’s most troubled figures. The actor has issued a response to the story, criticizing the author of the article and the post.
Wright wrote on social media: “Scott Feinberg and everyone in this post. Everyone is unbelievably disrespectful. How dare they mention my name next to men who have been accused of abuse and sexual misconduct. This is vile behavior. “Right now a personal vendetta against me. I have done nothing wrong, but I respectfully declined to do interviews with this publication. Stop this nonsense. I apologized TWO years ago.” He went on to explain that he apologized and remained silent after the backlash to his COVID-19 vaccine video and proceeded to question Feinberg’s integrity.
The article, written for the hollywood reporterfocused on the controversial Oscar contenders and criticized Wright for the views on COVID-19 she apparently expressed in 2020. Additionally, the editorial grouped her with other Hollywood figures accused of abuse, including Brad Pitt and Will Smith, as well as those accused of sexual assault, such as Roman Polanski, Woody Allen and Bryan Singer.
Feinberg, who noted in the article that Wright’s “anti-vaccine” controversy is not of the same magnitude as the others mentioned, alleged that the actor continued to push his views on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and appeared to criticize its Oscar merit. Wright has since publicly rebuked these statements.
Black Panther 2 crew defends Wright
should be noted wakandan forever producer Nate Moore has discussed rumors about Wright’s on-set behavior and his views on COVID-19 vaccines and safety measures. He explained that the actress never discussed her views with the cast or crew and described the news as unfair. “I don’t know where they’re coming from. As someone who’s literally on set next to the monitor all the time, I feel like I would have heard it,” Moore said. Additionally, director Ryan Coogler discussed the controversy and blamed the media for spreading information that he suggested was “made up”.
In December 2020, Wright shared a video on social media titled “COVID-19 Vaccine, Should We Take It?” The post drew criticism from Wright’s supporters for his anti-vaccine views and for spreading misinformation about vaccines and about COVID-19 itself. As a result of the post, there were some who demanded that Marvel Studios either re-release Shuri or scrap the Black Panther continuation.