Evangeline Lilly has come out an apologises on Instagram for her previous comments on the Coronavirus and said what she wrote was insensitive.
A few days back, the Marvel Studios actress posted a rather negative message on her Instagram account about the Coronavirus outbreak.
She basically accused people of being hysterical, and it was pretty insensitive if you ask me.
Evangeline Lilly didn’t even spare a thought for all the people who have died of this virus.
The people struggling in Italy, China and now the rest of the world.
Well, the actress has since posted a new message on Instagram apologising for her previous comments on the Coronavirus pandemic.
Evangeline Lilly apologises for her Coronavirus comments on Instagram
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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
Evangeline Lilly’s post in which she apologises for her previous comments is above.
It all boils down to her saying that she thought she was “infusing calm”.
Honestly, she might have thought that at the time, but looking back at what she was saying, it sounds like she was being more dismissive of the outbreak.
I am really glad that Evangeline Lilly did the right thing by apologising.
However, I do wonder whether she was pushed to do it by people at Disney and Marvel.
What do you make of this story?
Do you think Evangeline Lilly’s apology is truthful or do you think she was pushed by the likes of Marvel Studios?
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