The actress apologized on Instagram for the remarks she made on the coronavirus as those were dismissive, arrogant, and cryptic.
Here’s what you need to know
Actress Evangeline Lilly apologized on Thursday on Instagram. It was viz a viz- previous post which dismissed the recommendations of health officials. It was regarding self-quarantine herself and her family amid the pandemic.
The Ant-Man and the Wasp actress faced backlash for her post. She also claimed that some people value their lives over freedom, whereas, some value freedom over their lives. This regard brought her under the fire.
Here’s the reaction she received
Game of Thrones superstar Sophie Turner and Maggie Grace also drenched former Lost cast member Lilly with their wrath.
Maggie wrote to Lilly to exercise her freedom to have some compassion and trust the science rather than overwhelm the health system. She also suggested that Lily checks with former Lost co-star Daniel Dae Kim who tested positive with COVID-19 recently.
Lily’s Apology Post
Lilly took a complete detour from the former post she had put up. And she admitted to it being, “Dismissive, arrogant and cryptic.”
She went on to clarify that she didn’t mean to hurt anyone. Furthermore, I apologized to those most affected by the pandemic. the star thought she was infusing calm into hysteria. Moreover, Lilly claims her realization of projecting her fears into an already traumatizing situation.
She grieved the loss of life due to the pandemic virus. Furthermore, she revealed her concern for small communities and prayed for everyone’s well being.
Have a look at her apology post:
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Hello everyone. 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. 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. 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. My direct and special apologies to those most affected by this pandemic. I never meant to hurt you. 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. I am concerned for our communities – small businesses and families living paycheck-to-paycheck – and I am trying to follow responsible recommendations for how to help. Like many of you, I fear for the political aftermath of this pandemic, and I am praying for us all. At the same time, I am heartened by the beauty and humanity I see so many people demonstrating toward one another in this vulnerable time. When I was grappling with my own fears over social distancing, one kind, wise and gracious person said to me “do it out of love, not fear” and it helped me to realize my place in all of this. Sending love to all of you, even if you can’t return it right now. EL
So, what do you think about it? We hope that everyone does their bit to help prevent the spread of the contagious virus. We urge you to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. And other important recommendations issued by the health advisory for the time being. Stay safe and healthy.