Letitia Wright Distances Herself From Daily Wire’s Work With New Film: ‘Not My Decision’

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Letitia Wright is insisting that she has no ties to The Daily Wire and distanced herself from the right-wing platform’s involvement in her recently-produced film, “Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot.”

Wright — who serves as an executive producer on “Sound of Hope” — took to social media Saturday to note that Angel Studios, a producer of Christian-themed movies like “Sound of Freedom,” was initially brought on board to distribute the film prior to partnering with The Daily Wire’s streaming service.

“That was not my decision, and I was not given an update or made aware of this decision,” wrote the “Black Panther” star, who added that she’s “in no way aligned or affiliated” with the right-wing platform.

“I am thankful for all who want to positively champion this film and campaign to serve children. However, I do not condone using this beautiful film for divisive political purposes. That is not why I joined the project.”

The Peacetree Productions film, which hit theaters last week, is inspired by the story of Bishop W. C. Martin and Donna Martin leading an effort to adopt 77 children in East Texas.

Daily Wire co-CEO Jeremy Boreing, days after one of the platform’s columnists slammed “leftists” and took aim at transgender youth while promoting the film, addressed Wright’s post on social media.

“But, such is the intolerance of the modern left that instead of celebrating this accomplishment and all it might mean, one of the film’s producers, Letitia Wright of Black Panther fame, used the occasion to condemn The Daily Wire’s involvement in sharing this message across the country,” he wrote.

He continued, “Letitia and I probably don’t share the same politics, but I believe we share a Christian faith and, more importantly, the same goal of shining a light on something we can all agree on – a community banding together to help kids in need. We hope people don’t allow this distraction to steal from the message from the film and the impact it can have. Everyone should see this movie and join the fight for kids. It’s too important not to.”

Jordan Harmon, president of Angel Studios, wrote in a statement to multiple media outlets that the company is “grateful” for Wright along with the right-wing platform’s partnership.

Wright has previously sparked controversy after she shared and deleted an anti-vaccine video in late 2020.

Wright later denied that she spread anti-vaccine views on the set of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” in 2021 after The Hollywood Reporter made the claim about the actor that fall.



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