Letitia Wright Deletes Social Media Accounts After Receiving Strange Backlash for Posting Video Questioning Coronavirus Vaccines

Letitia Wright is known for her role as Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

“Black Panther” star Letitia Wright appears to have deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts after receiving backlash regarding a video she posted on the platform Thursday night.

The video, which was from the YouTube channel “On The Table,” questions the legitimacy of the COVID-19 vaccine. It also appears skeptical of climate change, accuses China of spreading COVID-19 and includes transphobic comments. Wright tweeted the link to it on Thursday night with the prayer hands emoji, and it was deleted shortly thereafter. YouTube has also removed the video in question for violating its terms of service.

Now, Wright’s entire Twitter account seems to have been deleted, with the handle @LetitiaWright yielding a “This account doesn’t exist” flag when one searches for it. Her Instagram account also appears to have been deleted.

Representatives for Wright did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.

Wright responded to the backlash on Friday, writing, “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…Nothing else.”

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SOURCE: Variety, Ellise Shafer

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