“Lost” actress Evangeline Lilly revealed that she attended an anti-vaccine mandate protest in Washington D.C. last weekend, and naturally social media wants to cancel her.
The Marvel “Ant-Man” star faced calls to be fired from the upcoming sequel, after she posted photos on Instagram that confirmed she was at the “Defeat the Mandates” rally.
“I was in DC this weekend to support bodily sovereignty while Canadian truckers were rallying for their cross-country, peaceful convoy in support of the same thing,” the Canadian actress wrote.
“I believe nobody should ever be forced to inject their body with anything, against their will, under threat of violent attack, arrest or detention without trial, loss of employment, homelessness, starvation, loss of education, alienation from loved ones, excommunication from society…under any threat whatsoever,” she told her 2.2 million followers on Thursday.
Lilly included a quote from venture capitalist Naval Ravikant at the end of her post: “All tyranny begins with the desire to coerce others for the greater good.”
“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,” she concluded. “I was pro choice before COVID and I am still pro choice today.”
Liberal Marvel fans expressed their displeasure for her statement on Twitter. “Society has progressed past the need of having Evangeline Lilly as the Wasp in the MCU,” wrote one hater. “Time to focus on THE REAL WASP aka Michelle Pfeiffer.”
Lilly is slated to return to the big screen in Marvel’s “Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” alongside Paul Rudd in 2023.
“Recast. Immediate,” another tweeted. “They shoulda recast Letitia Wright. They should recast Evangeline Lilly. Ain’t nothing THAT special about em. There are much more talented (and sane) actors out there who can take up their spot & make the set a safe space.”
“Evangeline Lilly is in Marvel films and apparently she would rather be stuck in a production of Steel Magnolias at the Waco Playhouse with Kristy Swanson and Gina Carano,” one commenter replied.
This isn’t Lilly’s first pandemic post that has raised social media’s ire. In March 2020, she posted that it was “business as usual” for her family, who were still involved in social activities.
Lilly shared her concern that the government would abuse the moment “to steal away more freedoms and grab more power,” when the lockdown began to feel “too close to Marshall Law” for her comfort at the time.
“I have two young kids,” she concluded. “Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices. With love and respect.”
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