Evangeline Lilly hit the headlines over the COVID-19 pandemic again after attending a rally against vaccines. The star shared several black and white photos from an event in Washington D.C. to Instagram on January 27 and claimed she attended to “support bodily sovereignty while Canadian truckers were rallying for their cross-country, peaceful convoy in support of the same thing.”
She wrote she didn’t believe anyone should be “forced to inject their body with anything, against their will,” adding, “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 then signed off, “I was pro choice before COVID and I am still pro choice today.”
The post went against government guidelines, which have confirmed the vaccine is very much safe and, with multiple doses, vastly increases the likelihood of not getting seriously ill with COVID-19.
Lilly’s bold post came after she confirmed via an Instagram comment in March 2020 that she was “immune compromised at the moment,” adding, “Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices” (via Page Six). She even described COVID-19 as a mere “respiratory flu,” despite WHO confirming that some who contract the potentially deadly virus will “become seriously ill,” particularly if they have a pre-existing medical condition or are not vaccinated.