It's no secret to a lot of people that Ant-Man star Evangeline Lilly is one of many celebrities that don't believe in the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines or vaccines in general. In fact, she made headlines in 2020 during the height of the pandemic after she made her stand against vaccination, something that she drew flak for.
She would later offer an apology for the things she said on social media and while it may have looked like the issue has completely fizzled out, the Wasp actress is once again under fire over the same controversy. This time around, Lilly revealed on social media that she participated in an anti-vax protest in D.C. in support of “medical sovereignty”.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Lilly got straight to the point and pretty much let the whole world know that she's against the United States' vaccine mandates. A part of her post writes: "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. I was pro choice before COVID and I am still pro choice today."
Naturally, her latest statement did not sit well with fans who are now protesting on Twitter in an attempt to get her fired from the billion-dollar franchise. Some are even comparing it to Letitia Wright's situation. Check out some of the reactions below:
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Considering Disney is protective of its company image, things do not bode well for Evangeline especially now that she's making her stand crystal clear. The company has yet to address the matter but it's likely that we'll see another Gina Carano situation if Lilly continues to rub people the wrong way. What puzzles me the most about this entire issue is how she got away from getting vaccinated when COVID safety has become a standard protocol for production companies these days.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is already finished filming.