In the middle of the production Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverand even the previous months, Wright supposedly caused a lot of trouble by wonder studios. Unfortunately, not only did she sustain a major injury during filming, but she also became known as an anti-vaxxer in the heat of the pandemic.
In late 2020, long before the sequel finally hit the cameras in June 2021, Wright entered a swarm of controversy after sharing a video of a divisive pastor that was riddled with anti-vaccine, transphobic, and homophobic comments. , stimulating viral reaction.
This led to the Black Panther star deleting his Twitter account just a day later, having shared “If you don’t conform to popular opinion but ask questions and think for yourself…you get cancelled.” Reports later surfaced that the actress was spreading these anti-vaccine sentiments on the set of wakandan forever since she herself refused to take the vaccine.
The controversy even reached a point where some insiders reported that Marvel Studios had “changed the ending” of black panther 2 due to the issues surrounding Wright. Although weeks later, the latest news indicated that these problems had been resolved, and clearly it was all worth it, since, with the sequel now in theaters, Wright’s Shuri is the new Black Panther.
But naturally many are still wondering what exactly happened to the actress and the reasons behind her famously controversial tweet. Well she now she has touched that during the wakandan forever press tour.
Black Panther Stars Addresses Their Twitter Controversy
speaking to The Guardian, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Actress Letitia Wright was asked if she felt she was in danger of being canceled at the time, to which she revealed that, “in a healthy way”, she feels that she has “advanced”, to have “apologize for any damage” she caused and having deleted your account on the platform:
“I feel like it’s something I experienced two years ago and have moved on in a healthy way. And in a healthy way I have apologized and deleted my Twitter. I only apologized for any harm caused to anyone.”
The actress added that her apology was intended to say “This is not me, and I apologize” as he felt the video did not represent his values. Commenting on how some followers may have assumed she is transphobic, homophobic or anti-tax based on the video, Wright said “Those are things that [she is] No:”
“Those are things I’m not and I apologized and moved on.
Asked directly about whether she has been vaccinated, the Shuri actress reiterated how she has apologized and asked for the “next question:
“I have apologized and have moved on. Next question. Thank you.”
Letitia Wright tiptoes around contentious questions
Wright has been anxious to avoid discussing her vaccine controversy, and her publicist pressured a Variety interviewer to steer clear of the question during the wakandan forever press tour. Later, “time changes” prevented the actress from answering email questions on the subject, despite having promised that she would.
This latest interview only represents a further dodge on this topic, as she continues to reaffirm her earlier apology and insists that those controversial beliefs are not the ones she supports. But that only leaves the question of why the actress shared the hateful video in the first place.
Unfortunately, that will likely never be explained, as Wright is clearly pushing for the public to drop the issue, even though she never properly addressed it. She has a history of bizarre social media activity, having once liked tweets calling “Cancel black panther 2 immediately.”
What Disney chose not to meet with Wright at the time. to let things slide, perhaps the actress is now anxious to avoid a resurgence. After all, if the controversy were to return to the front of the public eye, Disney might be forced to act in some way, which she obviously wants to avoid.
Newly become the face of the Black Panther franchise, the actress clearly has a bright future ahead of her on House of Mouse. This could not only include a long tenure at Marvel Studios in Wakandan and avengers franchises, but also any of the other brands owned by Disney.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now playing in theaters around the world.