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Letitia Wright DENIES sharing anti-vaccine views on set of Black Panther sequel

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Black Panther star Letitia Wright is denying a report that she has continued to express anti-vaccine views while filming the sequel to the hit Marvel series – a year after she shared a video promoting a conspiracy theory.

Wright, 27, took to Instagram on Wednesday to respond to a story in The Hollywood Reporter which cites a ‘set source’ as saying that the British actor has espoused anti-vaccine views during filming in Atlanta.

‘It saddens me to have to address the reports published by The Hollywood Reporter on October 6th 2021,’ Wright told her more than 2 million followers on Instagram on Wednesday.

‘The report spoke about my conduct on the set of black Panther 2. I honestly assert that this was completely untrue.

Wright is denying a report that she has continued to express anti-vaccine views while filming the sequel to the hit Marvel series - a year after she shared a video promoting a conspiracy theory

Black Panther star Letitia Wright (seen left in 2019 and right in the first Black Panther film from 2018) is denying a report that she has continued to express anti-vaccine views while filming the sequel to the hit Marvel series – a year after she shared a video promoting a conspiracy theory

Wright took to Instagram on Wednesday to respond to a story in The Hollywood Reporter which cites a ‘set source’ as saying that the British actor has espoused anti-vaccine views during filming in Atlanta. The post (above) included a quote from the Book of Isaiah

Wright took to Instagram on Wednesday to respond to a story in The Hollywood Reporter which cites a ‘set source’ as saying that the British actor has espoused anti-vaccine views during filming in Atlanta. The post (above) included a quote from the Book of Isaiah

From left: Black Panther co-stars Lupita Nyong'o, Chadwick Boseman, and Letitia Wright in the original film from 2018

From left: Black Panther co-stars Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, and Letitia Wright in the original film from 2018

‘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.’

Wright added that she has relied on her faith and scripture and that she will ‘focus on my healing.’

Several Hollywood film sets have recently had to disrupt their schedules due to either a dispute over vaccinations or an outbreak of COVID-19.

Wright was blasted on social media in December after she posted a YouTube video that questioned the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine

Wright was blasted on social media in December after she posted a YouTube video that questioned the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine

Toni Arayomi describes himself as 'a well recognised Prophet and the Managing Director of Prophetic Voice TV. An online mission that seeks to restore the ability to hear the voice of God to every person on every sphere of influence'

Toni Arayomi describes himself as ‘a well recognised Prophet and the Managing Director of Prophetic Voice TV. An online mission that seeks to restore the ability to hear the voice of God to every person on every sphere of influence’

Sean Penn walked off the set of NBCUniversal’s limited series Gaslit and refused to return to work unless every member of the production crew was vaccinated.

He eventually returned after two months. NBCUniversal told THR that all production staffers were required to have been vaccinated for the short time left to complete filiming.

In late July, Miles Teller, the 34-year-old Whiplash star who has refused to get vaccinated or even tested for COVID-19, was diagnosed with the illness while filming The Offer in Los Angeles.

After testing positive, several other crew members got sick and production was forced to shut down for nearly a month. DailyMail.com was the first to reveal the news.

Filming for HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon was suspended after members of the production team tested positive for COVID-19, according to The Wall Street Journal

Wright shared a video from YouTube discussion channel 'On The Table' in which the presenter said 'I don't understand vaccines medically' before rolling into a fact-free monologue full of personal anecdotes and his personal feelings on vaccines in general

Wright shared a video from YouTube discussion channel ‘On The Table’ in which the presenter said ‘I don’t understand vaccines medically’ before rolling into a fact-free monologue full of personal anecdotes and his personal feelings on vaccines in general

Pictured: Wright attends the BFI London Film Festival.

After being drawn into the argument on Twitter, Wright's Marvel Cinematic Universe co-start Don Cheadle (pictured) criticised the contents of the video shared by Wright, calling it 'hot garbage' and 'F****d up'

After being drawn into the argument on Twitter, Wright’s Marvel Cinematic Universe co-start Don Cheadle (pictured right) criticised the contents of the video shared by Wright, calling it ‘hot garbage’ and ‘F****d up’

The Guyanese-British actress who rose from a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit award to global recognition in Black Panther

Letitia Wright, 27, was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and lived there until she was seven.

Her family moved to London where she lived in Tottenham and attended a state school.

Despite global fame through her Hollywood career, she has said: ‘I’ll always be a north London girl.’

The actress was among the 2015 group of BAFTA Breakthrough Brits for her role in the award-winning film Urban Hymn. 

She later featured in The Commuter and Ready Player One before she gained global recognition with Black Panther.

In the 2018 film she played Shuri, which led to spin off roles in The Avengers blockbusters.

Wright has also starred on the small screen, with parts in Doctor Who, Holby City and Black Mirror.

But life has not always been plain sailing. She opened up abouyt her battle with depression in an interview in 2018.

She told Vanity Fair it began when she was 20 and was ‘was in the dark going through so many bad things’.

She said her Christian faith helped her overcome the struggle.

Production of the Hulu comedy Woke was also halted due to an outbreak of COVID-19. Both shows have since resumed production.

Positive COVID-19 tests on the set have also impacted the filming of Jamie Foxx’s upcoming project God Is a Bullet as well as Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7.

In December, Wright was slammed by Marvel co-star Don Cheadle after she shared a YouTube clip featuring British commentator Tomi Arayomi.

Arayomi, a Christian who claims to converse with angels and runs a ministry that charges members for lessons at his ‘school’, describes himself as ‘a well recognised Prophet and the Managing Director of Prophetic Voice TV.’

In the video shared by Wright, Arayomi asked if the COVID vaccine injection will implant 5G antennas inside people or create human-animal ‘chimeras.’

Wright’s post sparked a fierce backlash with many asking Cheadle to call out 27-year-old Wright for posting the video.

The actor called the footage shared by Wright ‘hot garbage’ and said what was claimed in it was ‘F****d up’.

The backlash from Cheadle and others prompted Wright to delete her social media accounts.

Before deleting her social media, Wright doubled down, saying she did not mean to offend people but wanted to raise her fears about what goes into vaccines.

She wrote on Twitter: ‘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.’

The actress grew up in London and has starred in a string of movies including Avengers: Infinity War and 2019 Avengers: Endgame.

Wright said it was not her intention to make anyone upset and she was not saying ‘don’t take’ the jab, but added: ‘I’m just concerned about what’s in it that’s all.’

The clip she shared was from On The Table – a YouTube channel presented by Arayomi, a law graduate whose mother is a dentist and father is a doctor.

He says his ministry ‘seeks to restore the ability to hear the voice of God to every person on every sphere of influence.’

He also heads an organization called ‘RIGnation’ that says it is ‘is a global movement focused on training prophets to be people and people to be prophets.’

He says: ‘Our aim is to raise 7,000 Apostles and Prophets from across the world who are ready to transform the world!’ 

Last month, Sean Penn returned to work on Starz's Gaslit after a hiatus of more than two months after refusing to work on the show until the entire cast and crew is vaccinated

Last month, Sean Penn returned to work on Starz’s Gaslit after a hiatus of more than two months after refusing to work on the show until the entire cast and crew is vaccinated

DailyMail.com revealed that in late July actor Miles Teller, 34, fell ill with COVID-19 after refusing to get tested or vaccinated. Other members of the production crew of Teller's film The Offer also got sick, forcing filming to shut down for about a month

DailyMail.com revealed that in late July actor Miles Teller, 34, fell ill with COVID-19 after refusing to get tested or vaccinated. Other members of the production crew of Teller’s film The Offer also got sick, forcing filming to shut down for about a month

Filming for HBO's Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon was suspended after members of the production team tested positive for COVID-19. The image above shows House of the Dragon co-stars Matt Smith (right) and Emma D'Arcy (left)

Filming for HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon was suspended after members of the production team tested positive for COVID-19. The image above shows House of the Dragon co-stars Matt Smith (right) and Emma D’Arcy (left)

Actors Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell with the film director Christopher McQuarrie on the set of the film Mission: Impossible 7 in Rome in November 2020. Filming was interrupted due to an on-set outbreak of COVID-19

Actors Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell with the film director Christopher McQuarrie on the set of the film Mission: Impossible 7 in Rome in November 2020. Filming was interrupted due to an on-set outbreak of COVID-19

The description of his YouTube video says: ‘Tonight I’m talking about Luciferase, the ingredient allegedly being added to the COVID vaccine to detect those who have not taken it. Luciferase, named by its founder after Lucifer???’

Luciferase is a photoluminescent enzyme that glows when exposed to light of a certain wavelength.

It has been suggested it could be used in vaccines in developing countries to detect who has already been vaccinated. Lucifer is also Greek for light-bringer.

Luciferase is not used in vaccines deployed in the US, UK, Europe and countries with developed health care systems.

In the podcast Arayomi says: ‘I don’t understand vaccines medically, but I’ve always been a little bit of a skeptic of them.’

He complains about being ‘peer-pressured’ into being made to have a flu shot as a child.

Arayomi also complains about social media network censorship and accuses them and self-appointed ‘fact checkers’ of shutting down ‘any voice that does not toe the main narrative’.

He also asks whether any coronavirus vaccine that contains animal DNA will turn people into human-animal ‘chimeras’, a ‘half-human, a half- animal creature’ that he says appears in the Bible. 

Filming of the Hulu comedy Woke was also interrupted by on-set cases of COVID-19. The image above shows Woke star Lamorne Morris

Filming of the Hulu comedy Woke was also interrupted by on-set cases of COVID-19. The image above shows Woke star Lamorne Morris

Positive COVID-19 tests on the set have also impacted the filming of Jamie Foxx's upcoming project God Is a Bullet

Positive COVID-19 tests on the set have also impacted the filming of Jamie Foxx’s upcoming project God Is a Bullet

Some vaccines, including the NHS 6-in-1 vaccine and rotovirus vaccine, are made using organisms derived from animal materials to grow microorganisms, and have been for decades.

Arayomi also questions whether metal contained in the vaccine will create antennas inside the body that pick up 5G signals and says ‘this could be true’.

He says he does not believe in evolution and criticizes claims he ‘came from a monkey’.

‘I don’t believe I came from a monkey. I think it takes more faith to believe I came from Monkey than from God. Don’t be a monkey!’

‘If you believe you came from a monkey, you sir are a monkey!’

In a separate video, he tells followers how an angel visited him in his office in September and told him that US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was about to die.

After sharing the video, Wright quickly became involved in arguments with other Twitter users criticizing her for sharing the video, in their view irresponsibly.

The actress, who has over 360,000 followers on Twitter, defended her sharing of the video by saying she believed it is important to ‘ask questions’ about the vaccine.

‘I think it’s valid and fair to simply ask what’s in it,’ she replied to one user who was calling her out on the platform.

Other celebrities who have gone on record as saying that they would not get vaccinated include former Saturday Night Live star Rob Schneider; Chet Hanks, the son of Forrest Gump star Tom Hanks; the 28-year-old rapper Offset; Anwar Hadid, the brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid; and rapper M.I.A. 

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