Letitia Wright disappoints fans after sharing anti-vax COVID conspiracy video packed with transphobia
Black Panther star Letitia Wright has disappointed fans after sharing a video COVID-19 anti-vax conspiracy video which not only questions whether the vaccine will make people grow “extra limbs” but is also packed with transphobia.
The British Guyanese actor shared a video on Twitter, adding a praying hands emoji, from the YouTube channel “On The Table”.
The channel is run by anti-LGBT+ Christian brothers Tomi and Tobi Arayomi, who claim that they create videos “on topics that are often run away from”.
In a previous video on LGBT+ people and Christianity, Tomi Arayomi insisted that conversion therapy could not go far enough to change LGBT+ people.
He said: “I believe God is going to touch Ellen DeGeneres, I believe God is going to touch Caitlyn Jenner, I believe there is going to be such a move of God upon their hearts that’s going to confuse and shake the system more than ever before.”
He also suggested that LGBT+ people were “invading the church”, that there was an “antichrist spirit running alongside the LGBTQ faith group”, that people who attended Pride were “hell children” and that Christians should “speak in tongues over” queer people.
In the COVID conspiracy video shared by Wright, despite admitting that he does not “understand vaccines medically”, host Tomi Arayomi said that those who were vaccinated would have to “hope it doesn’t make extra limbs grow”.
He also went on to claim that it was “not true” that humans contributed to climate change, and threw in some transphobia for good measure.
He said: “If you look at somebody that was genetically born a male but you say ‘that’s a girl, that’s a girl, that’s a girl, that’s a girl, that’s a girl, that’s a girl, that’s a girl, that’s a girl, that’s a girl, that’s a girl, that’s a girl, that’s a girl, that’s a girl’ enough times, eventually you will force compliance by the composition of my speech to say something that I just technically, biologically don’t believe it.”
So did you see this portion of the video and still think it was a wise idea to share this video. pic.twitter.com/YuwJ96JT3o
— Stern Ritter "B" (@803BG) December 4, 2020
Letitia Wright received swift backlash from her followers, who said she was putting others at risk by using her platform to spread misinformation.
In response, Wright insisted: “If you don’t conform to popular opinions, but ask questions and think for yourself… you get cancelled.”
if you don’t conform to popular opinions. but ask questions and think for yourself….you get cancelled ?
— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 4, 2020
One Twitter user pointed: “Everyone can have an opinion, but if you want your opinion to raise awareness you have to be properly backed up, smart questioning will and has, improved scientific advances, it’s encouraged by every scientist out there!
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“But you got to be informed first to question anything really.”
Ugh I used to like letitia wright, but now she’s gone and shared a video of a homophobic, transphobic man, who admits he has no qualifications regarding medicine, but goes on to tell everyone why they shouldn’t get vaccinated ??♀️ People are dying out here ffs pic.twitter.com/IoCRDyvjy9
— Leopard Gecko Talk (@LGTYoutube) December 4, 2020
Another wrote: “2020 making Letitia Wright an anti-vax homophobic transphobe proves it’s still not done [with] its plot twists.”