- Black Panther actress Letitia Wright has come under fire after tweeting a link to a YouTube video that spread anti-vaccination views
- The video shows a host of a YouTube show who gives his opinions on vaccines without citing any scientific evidence
- Twitter users were angered by Letitia using her platform to share the video and told the actress she was acting irresponsibly by spreading misinformation
Letitia Wright, who played 'Shuri' in the Black Panther franchise, has landed herself in hot water after she posted a link to a YouTube video that questioned whether people should take a Covid-19 vaccine and the safety of vaccines generally.
The actress posted a video from "On The Table" where the host presented his opinions about the efficacy of vaccines and the dangers of taking them. He admits to not being an expert or scientist in the video and says: "I don't understand vaccines medically, but I've always been a little bit of a skeptic of them".
He then continued spouting a fact-free monologue of personal anecdotes and his own feelings about vaccines rather than scientific evidence. Letitia Wright posted the video with a prayer hands emoji and Twitter users immediately reacted and told her she was using her platform irresponsibly by spreading misinformation.
After receiving the Twitter backlash, Letitia Wright doubled-down and wrote another tweet saying:
"if you don’t conform to popular opinions. but ask questions and think for yourself....you get cancelled."
Many users told Letitia that she had not been asking questions but endorsing dangerous misinformation that could have dire consequences. One tweep replied:
"Ashley Alese Edwards
@AshleyAlese: "No, you are spreading misinformation and fear, especially in the Black community which has been impacted most. It’s irresponsible and arrogant. The video you posted isn’t from a doctor or scientist, but from some random dude on YouTube."
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In more positive celebrity-related news, YEN.com.gh reported on Beyoncé wishing Britney Spears happy birthday amongst a host of other celebrities.
Britney Spears turned 39 years old on 2 December and fans have been spending the week celebrating with her online through messages and montages dedicated to the star and her life so far.
Beyoncé also joined the well-wishers as she posted a message to her official website that sent Britney hope for a happy birthday alongside a photo of her younger self before she became a pop princess.
The shoutout from Queen Bey was not the only celebrity one that Britney got. Many famous friends took to their social media accounts to send their best as Britney celebrated her 39th year of life.
Beyoncé officially wished Britney from her site Beyoncé.com and fans took it as a sign of the respect that Bey has for Spears since not every celeb gets the same show of admiration.
Another legend of the music industry, Lionel Richie, also wished Britney his best and posted a photo of the two of them together along with his message.
Mariah Carey took to Britney's own birthday post to send her love and commented:
mariahcarey: "Happy birthday gorgeous! Love you."
Paris Hilton also took to Instagram and posted a montage of throwbacks of herself and Britney and wrote:
parishilton: "Happy Birthday @BritneySpears! So many fun memories together. You are such a sweet soul, beautiful inside & out with a heart of gold. Wishing you the best and sending you so much love. #BirthdayGirl"