The British actress posted the link to the On The Table video ‘COVID-19 VACCINE, SHOULD WE TAKE IT?’ along with a prayer hand emoji late on Thursday night.
Fellow Marvel actor Don Cheadle was also drawn into the controversy by Twitter users asking him to call Wright out for posting the misleading video.
In response, the actor called the video shared by Wright ‘hot garbage’ and what was said in it ‘F****d up.’
On The Table is a YouTube a discussion channel. In the video in question, the presenter shared his opinion on vaccines, their effectiveness, the supposed ‘dangers’ of taking them and the origins of the ingredients in the Covid-19 vaccine.
‘I don’t understand vaccines medically, but I’ve always been a little bit of a skeptic of them,’ said presenter Tomi Arayomi, the
Black Panther star Letitia Wright was mercilessly crucified on Twitter on Thursday night after she posted a fact-free YouTube video that questioned the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine.
He then rolled into a fact-free monologue full of personal anecdotes and his personal feelings on vaccines in general.
After sharing the video, Wright quickly became involved in arguments with other Twitter users admonishing her for sharing the video, in their view irresponsibly.
Wright, 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.
As the argument grew on Thursday and into Friday, Wright’s Marvel Cinematic Universe co-star Don Cheadle waded into the debate.
Cheadle is known to be outspoken on politics and other issues, and when Twitter users began tagging him in Wright’s post, he began to engage with users as well.
After watching sections of the YouTube video, Cheadle Tweeted: ‘Jesus… just scrolled through. hot garbage. every time i stopped and listened, he and everything he said sounded crazy and f****d up.
‘I would never defend anybody posting this. but i still won’t throw her away over it. the rest i’ll take off twitter. had no idea.’