Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Letitia Wright snapped back at The Hollywood Reporter over the outlet including her alongside other controversial names in the awards race.
Letitia Wright Claps Back at Controversy Report
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s Letitia Wright snapped at The Hollywood Reporter (THR) in her Instagram Stories after the outlet published a story discussing how Wright’s anti-vax controversy will hurt her awards chances for her Wakanda Forever performance.
Wright posted a screen grab of THR’s headline (“How Personal Baggage Will Impact Oscar Chances”) with a lengthy caption alongside it, saying that THR has “a personal vendetta towards [her],” after the outlet heavily reported on the actress’ supposed anti-vax sentiments late last year.
The Shuri actor called the most recent THR story, which also highlighted Will Smight and Brad Pitt’s awards campaign impacts from their off-screen behavior, “incredibly disrespectful” and told the publication to “stop your disgusting behavior:”
“I had to unblock The Hollywood Reporter just to post this. Scott Feinberg and all at this publication. You’re all incredibly disrespectful. How dare you. You mentioned my name alongside men who have been accused of abuse & sexual misconduct. This is vile behavior. At this point a personal vendetta towards me. I’ve done nothing wrong but respectfully refused to do interviews with this publication. Stop your nonsense. I apologised TWO years ago. Remained silent on the topic. You lied and said I continued talking about it with my cast & crew on my set. THIS WAS NOT TRUE. ASK MY PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR. The film was successful. Your agenda towards me is now even more clear. I won’t remain silent. Stop your disgusting behavior.”
Wright followed this up with another post, telling The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg to “get a life,” remarking that the outlet “clearly [has] nothing to report:”
“This personal agenda with your friends at The Hollywood Reporter is disgusting I’ve remained silent as the world told me to kill myself two years ago for a video I posted and apologised for.I kept my head down and focused on my craft. And now I’m at the other side of it. Here you are, as a so called journalist we are meant to trust, putting my name into this nasty article for what? You lack substance, you clearly have nothing to report. The movie is beautiful, impactful, and breaking box office. I worked my ass off with my cast and crew to dedicate it to my Brother. How dare you. Did my performance rattle you that much? It was that excellent huh? I’m still here, making an impact, still creating projects that touch peoples hearts and it’s not going to stop. Get a life, like for real.”
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