Black Panther’s Letitia Wright Attacks Reporters For Equating Her To Sex Abusers
Black Panther star Letitia Wright has accused The Hollywood Reporter of having a vendetta against her.
Letitia Wright, star of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , is firing back at The Hollywood Reporter after an article compared the actress to infamous Holly sex abusers. As reported by Bonding Into Comics, the Guyanese-British actress is offended over her alleged anti-vaccine stance being viewed as equitable with Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, and Bryan Singer. The article in question was going over stars that may have their Oscar chances hurt by controversies, with the media outlet’s lambasting of Wright sticking out as the only problematic woman mentioned.
During the COVID pandemic in 2020, Letitia Wright retweeted an anti-vax conspiracy video, and soon after rumors started whirling that the actress was promoting anti-vax views on the set of Wakanda Forever. The actress denies reports that she promoted those views on set, going so far as to state in a social media response to the THR article, “This was not true. Ask my producer and director.” The MCU star also publicly apologized for sharing the conspiracy video and, since early 2021, has remained silent on the topic of vaccines.
Letitia Wright, in her response to the THR article, characterized the piece as a personal attack, as she has refused to do any interviews with the media outlet for the past two years. Closing out her blistering social media response, the actress alludes to THR’s agenda against her being more clear. “I won’t remain silent,” continued Wright, “stop your disgusting behavior.”
The author of the piece, Scott Friedman, earned the ire of Letitia Wright in a follow-up post, where she again alleged a personal agenda against her. Accusing Friedman of being a “so-called journalist,” the Black Mirror star said that clearly he had nothing to report and lacked substance. Closing out her argument, Wright mentioned how proud she was of Wakanda Forever for the incredible impact the film has had and for breaking box office records.
In truth, comparing Letitia Wright retweeting a video, no matter the content, can scarcely be held to the same level as notorious sexual abusers Roman Polanski and Woody Allen. Polanski, the director famous for Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown, pled guilty to one count of unlawful sex with a minor as part of a plea deal. The French director drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl in 1977, for which a judge was going to reject the plea deal and sentence Polanski to prison, resulting in his flight from the country.
Woody Allen, one of the other directors Letitia Wright was compared to, was never found guilty in a court of law but the acclaimed director publicly left his long-time girlfriend and mother of his children Mia Farrow, for her adopted daughter, Soon-Yin Previn. During a custody hearing, Allen admitted to having sex with Soon-Yin just after Christmas in 1991 when he was 56 and Soon-Yin was 21. In recent years, Farrow and Allen’s son, Ronan Farrow, brought to light years of alleged sexual abuse claims from Allen’s children.
An admitted rape of a 13-year-old and multiple claims of sexual abuse towards children are, according to Letitia Wright, vile crimes and accusations that the actress does not want to be associated with in any capacity. Despite the attempt to equate an alleged anti-vaccine stance with sexual abuse, the THR article takes a cheap shot at the actress by describing her Oscar case as the weakest of the performers mentioned. Wright, by her own statements, takes great pride in her performance and with Wakanda Forever breaking box-office records around the world, MCU fans are on her side.