Evangeline Lilly Gets Backlash From Fans And Co-Stars After Attending Anti-Vaccination Campaign
Actress Evangeline Lilly is facing a huge backlash after she posted about attending the Anti-Vax Rally. But not only her fans but, few of her colleagues also have criticized her by calling her act irresponsible. Evangeline starred in popular movies like, Hobbit, Ant-Man, Real Steel etc.
This Is Not The Way
On July 27th, Evangeline posted on her social media against the Covid Vaccination. And announced that she attended the Anti-Vaccination Rally in Washington, DC. And She wrote in her post, “This is not the way. This is not safe. This is not healthy. This is not love. I understand the world is in fear, but I don’t believe that answering fear with force will fix our problems,”
Thousands of unmasked protesters gathered on Sunday. They chanted the offensive comment of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. where he compared U.S vaccination policies with the Holocaust. Till now, its not clear if Evangeline is vaccinated or not. Her spokesman has refused to comment on anything.
An Irresponsible Act
David Dastmalchian, who plays Kurt in ‘Ant-Man’ has commented against her statement. He said that it is unfortunate when people use a large platform share such irresponsible things. Simu Liu who stars in Marvel’s Shang-Chi has also denounced Evangeline’s act. He recalled the passing of his grandparents due to covid-19 last year.
I lost my grandparents to COVID last year. They were still waiting for their vaccines. I'm fortunate to have been double-vaccinated and boosted when I got COVID 2 weeks ago. Felt like a cold.
The media needs to stop spotlighting opinions that are not rooted in facts or science.
— Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) January 28, 2022
This is apparently not the first time when Evangeline faced backlashed. In March 2020, Evangeline compared Covid-19 with respiratory flu. Consequently, Sophie Turner called her out. Sophie told, to stay in home and stop being stupid, even if you count freedom over health.