Friday, February 23, 2024

Letitia Wright criticised ‘THR’ piece, citing anti-vax debate

Letitia Wright called out an article in The Hollywood Reporter about the Oscar chances of actors who have been in scandals. The article included her because of a tweet she sent about COVID-19 vaccinations that she has since deleted.

The Sing 2 actor called USA Today’s comparison of her vaccine dispute to Will Smith and Brad Pitt’s “very insulting.”

“Why? You mentioned my name in connection with abusers and sexual predators. “It’s nasty,” Wright wrote on a screengrab.

Wright sparked the COVID-19 vaccine controversy in 2020 when she posted a since-deleted video on Twitter questioning whether people should get the vaccine.

In an hourlong YouTube video, the host says he’s unsure if he’ll get the vaccine.

One fan commented that Wright was upsetting people. “I’m not trying to upset anyone. I’m not saying to decline. I’m just wondering what’s in it. “Is it reasonable to ask?”

Wright later tweeted, “If you don’t comply with common beliefs and think for yourself, you are cancelled.”

THR wonders if the issue may affect Oscar nominations. The 29-year-old is up for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Smith for Emancipation, and Pitt for Babylon.

Angelina Jolie accused Pitt of abusing her and two of their children in 2016, while Smith smacked Chris Rock. Both suggested performers’ Academy memberships are under threat.

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