Closing the f-ck up is free.
I’m not sure if most of you readers are aware of this, but shutting down f-ck is free. And depending on what you keep quiet about, it costs you absolutely nothing.
I know too many celebrities are unaware of this or don’t care because they continue to feel the need to share things with us that never needed to be shared with anyone in the first place. .
Whether it’s their poor or no bathing habits, or their children’s poor and non-existent bathing habits, or how they got loud and aggressive on set with the Oscar-winning actor directing an episode of their series. TV, or how they piss and shit right next to their spouse in the toilet side by side because they just can’t stand being apart from each other they just tell us things that could have easily been kept in the Drafts folder, kept in their trusted group chats, or just kept to themselves and never spoke aloud for anyone to read or hear. The truth might be out there, but some of us really don’t need to know this shit.
This brings us once again to Letitia Wright.
The last time I wrote an article on Letitia Wright for Pajiba was in December when she shared a YouTube video on her Twitter account (and no, I’m not posting a link to this video) that featured a anti-transphobic vaxxer named Tomi Oriyomi to discuss whether the COVID-19 vaccine should be taken and how he thought taking the vaccine could lead to the growth of additional limbs and transformation of Animorphs (his words, not mine). He also explained how dangerous and manipulative social media is when it comes to controlling the population, and how he doesn’t believe in the existence of trans men and women.
Needless to say, a lot of people expressed their disgust with this video, as well as their disgust and disappointment with Letitia for sharing the video in the first place. Shortly after she tweeted an apology for sharing the video, her Twitter account was reduced to ashes (whether she did it on her own will or on Disney’s orders remains a mystery), and she no longer has been seen on this app since.
Here, Hollywood journalist posted an article on how some films and TV shows in production had to deal with cast and crew members divided between choosing to get the shot and choosing not to get the shot, and how some of these productions have even been delayed due to the cast and crew testing positive for COVID.
While Hollywood may seem unified when it comes to adopting such preventative measures against COVID-19 as vaccines, the reality is more divided, reflecting the American population at large, where 44% are not. fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. In the film and television industry, there is no universal vaccine mandate in place, allowing individual producers to determine whether those in Zone A – usually the main players in the project, who cannot carry mask due to scenarios, as well as key team members – require proof of vaccination.
This leeway has resulted in a number of productions in chaos, as was the case on Paramount + The offer, who stopped production at the end of July due to a positive COVID-19 result in zone A. This positive person has been publicly identified as a star of the series who has not been vaccinated. Sources tell THR that the shutdown resulted in a loss of $ 6 million for the limited series on the making of The Godfather. (A Paramount + representative replies that the figure was less than $ 6 million.)
George Clooney calls it a “crazy” situation that some of his brothers are avoiding the COVID-19 vaccine. “This is stupid. And that’s stupid because every generation in our country, for more than a lifetime, has been asked to sacrifice something for the safety of their neighbor – getting shot, fighting the Nazis, ”he says. “All we ask of someone here is to be shot in the arm and put on a mask. To grow. Do something.
According to the same article, Letitia not only expressed her anti-vaccination stance to others on the set of Atlanta. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the highly anticipated sequel to 2018 Black Panther, but she also split from her entire team of U.S. reps after the backlash she suffered for her tweets last year.
And of course, plenty of responses were found on Twitter when this news broke.
Ryan Coogler: ok in this scene i just need you to walk into the room and hit your target and say “wakanda forever”
Letitia Wright: I got it
Ryan: and the action
Letitia: VACCINE IS A GOVERNMENT PLOT WAKE UP THE SHEEP pic.twitter.com/GPgvctNsYn
– Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) October 6, 2021
One thing about Letitia Wright: she can tell you a thing or two about ACTING.
Letitia Wright as Shuri: I am a peerless genius who tirelessly searches for ways to eradicate the disease through technology.
Letitia Wright when technology works to eradicate disease: No.
– Mel (@thegates0fmel) October 6, 2021
not letitia wright spread the antivax program on the black panther when the Wakandans would have been the first population to manufacture the vaccine pic.twitter.com/zNarjHMLwR
– Paolo🎃 (@ikruig) October 6, 2021
Letitia Wright on the set of Black Panther 2: pic.twitter.com/kmUA6KKEft
– magik school bus 👻 (@CINECOMICAL) October 6, 2021
Terrence Howard watches Letitia Wright drop off her Marvel bag: pic.twitter.com/iQoM95d46y
– jujoffer (@jujoffer) October 6, 2021
Responses to this on Twitter have been rather divided over whether Disney / Marvel should fire Letitia and hire another actress to play Shuri. Some people think Letitia should be replaced, as her refusal to be vaccinated (as well as her need to express anti-vax opinions to her colleagues on set) endangers the health of all actors and members of the team. team on the set. Others believe that Letitia has every right not to be vaccinated, that this whole situation is exaggerated (some people even believe that none of this is true, that Letitia is not anti-vax, and that people make up their minds about her for reasons unknown), and that the possibility of her being fired by Disney is as ridiculous and unfair as when Disney fired Gina Carano from The Mandalorian.
I’ve said before that I understand why some people are reluctant to go out and get the COVID-19 shot, especially black people. Not only because of the history of black people who have been lied to and used for medical experimentation by the US government regarding our health, but also because of more recent and frequent incidents where blacks (especially women black) are ignored and rejected by doctors. and nurses when they are in urgent need of medical attention, mainly because of their race, and also because they are seen to be able to endure much more physical pain than those who are not black. that their concerns are not taken seriously. The amount of misinformation that many of them are exposed to via Facebook, OAN, and Fox News doesn’t help. But the death toll from COVID-19 reached 700,000 last week. And many healthcare professionals have done and continue to do all they can to let everyone know that it is safe and necessary for everyone to be vaccinated and to do their part to help put end to this pandemic. So it is truly regrettable, and also truly infuriating, to know that actors like Letitia Wright refuse to see the error of their ways after nearly two years of living in this catastrophe of this pandemic and continue to share such stupid rhetoric and dangerous with others, while endangering themselves and so many others.
For many of us who have watched Black Panther more than a dozen times since its theatrical release, Letitia Wright’s performance as Shuri was one of the best things about the movie. Letitia’s work made it very easy for Black Panther fans look forward to seeing Shuri inherit the role of Black Panther in the absence of King T’Challa and do his part to represent and protect Wakanda, despite the fact that we all still miss Chadwick Boseman. But it seems less likely that we can ever see Letitia inherit the Black Panther mantle onscreen, and much more likely that she will end up following the same career path as Scott Baio, Dean Cain, Gina Carano and other issues. . a — holes that refuse to shut up and keep their horrible opinions to themselves because they seem more concerned with impressing MAGA Twitter than with successful and successful careers in film and television. What if Letitia really wants to continue acting as if she knows so much more about infectious diseases than the doctors, nurses and scientists who have spent years studying and providing treatment for them?
Let’s just read what Giancarlo Esposito had to say about the actors, and anyone else, who refuse to be vaccinated and who refuse to believe that the vaccine is not really necessary:
… Some players like Giancarlo Esposito hope the unvaccinated simply avoid the sets while the Delta variant rages on. “If you don’t want to vaccinate, go to a small island and sequester yourself”, the Mandalorien and You better call Saul said the actor. ” [Otherwise] you say “fuck yourself” to all the other human beings. We all have to do this if we are to live. I don’t understand how people don’t get vaccinated. For me, I’ve lost dear friends, so I know it’s real. Not only in Europe but in America, friends in perfect health and without compromise. The vaccine is the answer. I don’t shoot anyone who doesn’t want to be vaccinated. Does not work. Go and ride it somewhere where you won’t compromise anyone else if you get it.
that pretty much sums it up.
Whether or not Disney and Marvel decide to recast Shuri and replace Letitia with another actress who is less of a headache to them, I can think of two other characters who would do a damn good job of taking over from Black Panther instead. of Shuri, and who would give us every reason to go “Letitia who?” “
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens in theaters July 8, 2022.
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