Marvel Actress Evangeline Lilly Comes Out Against Vaccine Mandates: ‘Nobody Should Ever Be Forced To Inject Their Body’ | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Amanda Prestigiacomo.

    Marvel actress Evangeline Lilly issued an Instagram post Thursday emphasizing her stand against COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

    Lilly, who voiced her support for freedom at the start of the pandemic, said she attended a rally in Washington, D.C. over the weekend "to support bodily sovereignty."

    The native Canadian wrote in the post that she stands with Canadian truckers protesting vaccine mandates and "believes nobody should ever be forced to inject their body."

    "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," Lilly said. "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."

    "This is not the way," the "Ant-Man" actress continued. "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."

    "I was pro choice before COVID and I am still pro choice today," she wrote, adding the hashtags: #medicalchoice #medicalfreedom #bodilyautonomy#bodilysovereighnty #defeatthemandatesdc #canadiantruckers#iamwithyou.

    In March 2020, Lilly drew ire from Hollywood when she suggested on Instagram that she values "freedom" over the promise of supposed safety.

    "Lilly had previously gone on her own Instagram Live to chat about how life had been going for her and her own endeavors despite the public health crisis," an InStyle report outlined at the time. "She called her life '#businessasusual' and recounted taking her children to gymnastics camp, after they 'all washed their hands before going in.'"

    "I have two young kids," Lilly said via Instagram. "Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices."

    After backlash to her position from celebrities, like actress Sophia Turner, Lilly issued an apology on the social media platform.

    "I am writing you from my home where I have been social distancing since Mar 18th - when social distancing was instituted in the small community where I am currently living," Lilly wrote. "At the time of my Mar 16th post, the directives from the authorities here were that we not congregate in groups of more than 250ppl and that we wash our hands regularly, which we were doing. Two days later, those directives changed and, despite my intense trepidation over the socioeconomic and political repercussions of this course of action, PLEASE KNOW I AM DOING MY PART TO FLATTEN THE CURVE, PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAYING HOME WITH MY FAMILY."

    "I want to offer my sincere and heartfelt apology for the insensitivity I showed in my previous post to the very real suffering and fear that has gripped the world through COVID19," she said. "Grandparents, parents, children, sisters and brothers are dying, the world is rallying to find a way to stop this very real threat, and my ensuing silence has sent a dismissive, arrogant and cryptic message."

    "I never meant to hurt you," Lilly closed the post. "When I wrote that post 10 days ago, I thought I was infusing calm into the hysteria. I can see now that I was projecting my own fears into an already fearful and traumatic situation. I am grieved by the ongoing loss of life, and the impossible decisions medical workers around the world must make as they treat those affected."

    The Daily Wire is one of America's fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
Go Back

Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )

Candace Owens Trends For Hours After Dems Demand ‘Black Woman’ For Supreme Court Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics Truckers for freedom: our magnificent heroes


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

RALEIGH: On Thursday, Governor Roy Cooper released a video outlining the devastating impact Senate Bill 20 would have on women’s reproductive health in North Carolina and calling on several Republican legislators to keep their campaign promises to protect women’s health.
Let’s get one thing straight from the get-go: this isn’t a partisan thing.
Carolina Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Donna King hosts a recap of the week’s legislative news with journalists and state policy experts.
One of Australia’s biggest maritime mysteries has been solved with the discovery of a ship that sank 50 years ago, sending its crew on a harrowing journey of survival.
Juneteenth is the fulfillment of the Declaration of Independence.
Fox News settled a bombshell defamation suit stemming from the 2020 election by paying Dominion Voting Systems nearly $800 million just hours after the the beginning of a trial that would have seen some of the cable news behemoth’s biggest stars take the witness stand.


Singer-songwriter Jewel struck a sour note with some people while delighting others with her performance of the national anthem at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
Why on earth would anyone choose either? When will we ever learn
North Carolina Republicans voted to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of a 12-week abortion ban, using their supermajority to put the pro-life measure into law.
An inexplicably-unforeseen outcome has begun to take form since Hollywood writers began their writer's strike to demand more writerly benefits for writers.


House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) defended the tentative agreement on the debt ceiling he made with President Joe Biden during a press conference Sunday after criticism from some Republicans on the concessions, saying the deal is “worthy of the American people.”


Back to Top