Letitia Wright Favorites ‘Black Panther 2′ Cancellation Tweets, Deletes Twitter Amid Anti-Vax Backlash
After facing backlash for sharing an anti-vax video, Letitia Wright favorited numerous tweets calling for the cancellation of the Black Panther sequel.
Wright's Twitter account was deleted on Saturday (December 5). Before she deactivated the account, the actress favorited a series of tweets asking for her role to be re-cast and for the MCU to not continue with Black Panther 2.
According to The Daily Mail and other reports, she first favorited a tweet from user @JackCox that read, "Just Cancel Black Panther 2."
She also favorited tweets that read, "Cancel Black Panther 2 immediately" and "Nah she needs to be recast."
A user called @GizzyBizzy307 joked, "Can’t wait for Don Cheadle to play Shuri in Black Panther 2," referencing when Cheadle replaced Terrence Howard as James Rhodes in Iron Man 2.
The backlash began on Friday (December 4) when Wright tweeted a lengthy YouTube video questioning the COVID-19 vaccine. The host of the video, Tomi Arayomi, admitted to having zero knowledge of the medical science behind vaccines.
Hours later, Wright responded to the backlash. "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," she tweeted.
The Black Panther sequel is scheduled to begin filming in July 2021. It release is planned for summer 2022.
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