From Instagram, Evangeline Lilly He expressed his clear opposition to the mandatory vaccination in times of COVID-19. the actress of Ant-Man and the Wasp confessed to having attended the protests last weekend, which took place in Washington DC, in support of the cause of anti-vaccine activists. The coronavirus pandemic is still very much in force, now with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. And with such a background, companies and institutions in the United States currently require that their workers be vaccinated – based on strict government policies – which is generating a lot of controversy and disagreement.
Evangeline Lilly’s post emerged this week, made up of a series of photographs that record those recent protests. In the attached text, the actor claims to support “body sovereignty” and exposes his point of view on the mandates of the US government, in terms of vaccination.
“I believe that no one should ever be forced to inject anything into their body, against their will, under threat of violent attack, arrest or detention without trial, loss of employment, loss of home, starvation, loss of education, isolation of loved ones, excommunication from society… Under any threat.”
“This is not the way. This is not safe and it is not healthy. This is not Love. I understand that the world is afraid, but I don’t think that responding to fear with force will solve our problems. I was pro-choice before COVID and I’m still pro-choice to this day.”
This is not the first time that Evangeline Lilly has raised controversy over a matter related to COVID-19. In March 2020, just entering the pandemic context, the Canadian stated on social networks that she was not in favor of the isolation and quarantine measures that were beginning to be implemented. For her, this was comparable to “martial law” that threatened her “comfort”.
“Some value their life more than their freedom, others value freedom more than their lives. We all make our decisions,” he said on that occasion.
Days later, Lilly issued a public apology, after the scandal caused by her words:
“I want to offer my sincerest apologies for the insensitivity that I showed in my post to the suffering and fear that has invaded the world due to COVID-19. Grandparents, parents, children, sisters and brothers are dying,” he wrote on Instagram (via). “Through my message I thought I was offering calm in the face of hysteria, but now I realize I was projecting my own fears into a situation that is already traumatic.”
We will see Evangeline Lilly on the tape Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, again in the role of Hope van Dyne. Its premiere is scheduled for July 28, 2023, under the direction of Peyton Reed. The cast is complemented by Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bill Murray and Jonathan Majors.
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