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Zachary Levi Retweets Transphobe, Calls Pharma Company Threat to World

Actor Zachary Levi

The Shazam star happily aligns himself with conspiracy theorists.

Zachary Levi, star of Warner Bros.' upcoming Shazam 2 film, had many scratching their heads and resurfacing past questionable statements by the actor after he went after pharmaceutical company Pfizer this weekend.

Levi's Pfizer commentary wasn't tame. Levi retweeted a missive from Lyndon Wood, a British anti-vaxxer who, in his Twitter bio, proudly proclaims he's been accused of anti-transgender views. In his tweet, Wood asked whether people agree that the drug maker — which not only produces COVID vaccines but HIV drugs — was a "threat to the world." Levi responded with, "Hardcore agree."

Levi's retweet and short commentary were still live as of Monday afternoon and Warner Bros. has not responded to various outlets asking for comment.

In line with his devotion to Wood, Levi recently appeared on Joe Rogan's podcast, where he expressed his admiration for another transphobe, Jordan Peterson. In August, Peterson was reprimanded by YouTube after he deadnamed trans actor Elliot Page and called gender-affirming care "Nazi-like." Levi told Rogan that he believed Peterson was “one of the deepest thinkers I’ve ever heard break down, like, human behavior... I think the guy has a lot of integrity."

Rogan brought up Peterson's transphobia, but the podcast host also misgendered Page, something that went uncorrected by Levi.

While Levi's take on transgender rights is unclear, he seems comfortable aligning himself with people who clearly don't respect trans identity. Here is another tweet from Wood:

Levi's hatred of the pharmaceutical industry is less opaque; he followed up his Wood retweet with another tweet highlighting a fraud settlement Pfizer paid out 14 years ago. Just this month, Levi chastised pharmaceutical companies for their advertisements when he appeared on a different podcast.

Five years ago, Levi got himself into hot water when he took umbrage with those stating white men shouldn't lead discussions about racism and sexism: “Saying that men can’t lead meaningful conversations about sexism, and that white people can’t lead meaningful conversations about racism, is both sexist and racist,” he said at the time.

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