Evangeline Lilly claims that she “values freedom over her life” despite concerns about coronavirus.
On Thursday, the actress shared a photo of her “morning tea” with the caption, “Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp. They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing. #businessasusual.”
Despite world leaders and the World Health Organization (WHO) encouraging people to stay home and practice social distancing, Lilly has refused to do so.
Fans were confused at her decision and commented, “No Corona House Arrest???” to which Evangeline Lilly responded, “Not for this family.”
The 40-year-old further added, “Where we are right now feels a lot too close to Marshall Law for my comfort already, all in the name of a respiratory flu. It’s unnerving… Let’s be vigilant right now. And kind. Watchful and gracious — keeping a close eye on our leaders, making sure they don’t abuse this moment to steal away more freedoms and grab more power.”
The Ant-Man and the Wasp star also mentioned that she was currently living with her father who has stage four leukemia. “I am also immune compromised at the moment,” Lilly also said. “I have two young kids. Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices.”
Many people were concerned about her decision and shared their own experiences. One wrote, “Wish things were normal here in New Mexico. I can’t even find food at the grocery store. People are hoarding and it’s getting out of control. Schools are closed for 3 weeks. We are pretty much on lock down. Stay healthy over there!!”
Another said, “I really liked you, this is so incredibly disappointing reading through what you’re saying on this thread. You value your “freedom” above the lives of other people. Firstly, nobody is taking your freedom away, that statement is so incredibly dramatic I can’t even fathom someone would say such a thing.”
Also adding, “Only a rich white person could think that being asked to chill at home for a few weeks with food, tv and tons of activities is a takeaway of their “freedom.” “
One person called out Lilly on her decision and wrote, “The privilege. The idiocy. The danger to society. Wow.”
Celebrities like Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and Idris Elba have tested positive for the virus.
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