Black Panther actress Letitia Wright slammed for anti-vaccination video

Black Panther actress Letitia Wright slammed for anti-vaccination video

- Black Panther actress Letitia Wright has come under fire after tweeting a link to a YouTube video that spread anti-vaccination views

- The video shows a host of a YouTube show who gives his opinions on vaccines without citing any scientific evidence

- Twitter users were angered by Letitia using her platform to share the video and told the actress she was acting irresponsibly by spreading misinformation

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Letitia Wright, who played 'Shuri' in the Black Panther franchise, has landed herself in hot water after she posted a link to a YouTube video that questioned whether people should take a Covid-19 vaccine and the safety of vaccines generally.

The actress posted a video from "On The Table" where the host presented his opinions about the efficacy of vaccines and the dangers of taking them. He admits to not being an expert or scientist in the video and says: "I don't understand vaccines medically, but I've always been a little bit of a skeptic of them".

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He then continued spouting a fact-free monologue of personal anecdotes and his own feelings about vaccines rather than scientific evidence. Letitia Wright posted the video with a prayer hands emoji and Twitter users immediately reacted and told her she was using her platform irresponsibly by spreading misinformation.

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Letitia Wright has people up in arms after posting an anti-vax article.
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After receiving the Twitter backlash, Letitia Wright doubled-down and wrote another tweet saying:

"if you don’t conform to popular opinions. but ask questions and think for yourself....you get cancelled."

Many users told Letitia that she had not been asking questions but endorsing dangerous misinformation that could have dire consequences. One tweep replied:

"Ashley Alese Edwards

@AshleyAlese: "No, you are spreading misinformation and fear, especially in the Black community which has been impacted most. It’s irresponsible and arrogant. The video you posted isn’t from a doctor or scientist, but from some random dude on YouTube."

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In other entertainment news, Legit.ng reported that American rapper, Cardi B, recently apologised to fans on social media after flouting COVID-19 suggestions during Thanksgiving.

Cardi originally tweeted, "12 kids and 25 adults over the holidays. It was lit !!", which got her called out for being irresponsible after American citizens were advised not to travel or have large parties over the Thanksgiving holiday.

She later tweeted her apology saying she did not mean to offend. Her apology consequently got mixed reactions as some were in favour of her enjoying her family time and others found her actions potentially harmful.

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