Black Panther Star Letitia Wright Slams “Disrespectful” Hollywood Reporter For Lumping Her In With Brad Pitt & Woody Allen
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Letitia Wright has slammed The Hollywood Reporter after they grouped her in an article that includes Brad Pitt, Woody Allen and Casey Affleck.
Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, was included in an article titled “How Personal Baggage Will Impact Oscar Chances.”
The actress did not take kindly to being mentioned alongside men who have been accused of abuse as well as sexual misconduct.
Letitia Wright accused the publication of being disrespectful, vile and having an agenda against her.
The Black Panther actress accused writer Scott Feinberg and the publication of making up lies about her in the article.
Part of the article in question reads,
“Then there’s Letitia Wright, the lead actress in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which Disney released Nov. 11. While hers is far from the magnitude of baggage held by Smith or Pitt, she did endure a fair share of bad publicity when she retweeted an anti-vax conspiracy video in December 2020 and then reportedly promoted anti-vax views on the set of the film. (She denies the latter.) Backlash became so strong that some fans on social media called for the role to be recast.”
Responding to the article by The Hollywood Reporter on Instagram, Letitia Wright said,
“I had to unblock @hollywoodreporter 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 behaviour. 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.”
The Black Panther actress insisted that contrary to what is in the article, after apologising for her views, she never talked about them again.
“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 is successful. Your agenda towards me is now even more clear. I won’t remain silent. Stop your disgusting behaviour.”
In another post, Letitia Wright also called out the writer and the publication for being “disgusting” and for churning out “nasty” articles about her.
“@scott feinberq, This personal agenda with your friends at @hollywoodreporter 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.”
Letitia Wright also spoke about how well the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” movie is doing and how hard she worked to make it so.
“The movie is beautiful, impactful & 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, still making impact, still creating projects that touch people’s hearts, and it’s not going to stop. Get a life, like for real.”