Hollywood likes to pretend that it stands for strong independent women.
Following the cancellation of former Mandalorian star Gina Carano, that proved to be false.
Well, now another strong female lead has decided to go against the grain of her peers.
Evangeline Lilly, who stars in the Marvel superhero film Antman & the Wasp, recently spoke out against vaccine mandates.
Lilly, who recently attended an anti-vax protest in Washington DC, had this to say:
“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.”
She also called the mandates unsafe and unhealthy, before adding:
“I understand the world is in fear, but I don’t believe that answering fear with force will fix our problems.”
Lilly, who is Canadian, also spoke up in support of the Canadian truckers protesting mandates in her home country.
Lilly made a brave choice to speak up here.
What happens next will be interesting.
The proverbial ball is now in Hollywood’s court.
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) January 27, 2022
The Daily Wire has the details:
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.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 28, 2022
Marvel actress Evangeline Lilly attended the D.C. anti-vax protest last weekend where RFK Jr. compared vaccine mandates to the Holocaust, saying she's for "bodily sovereignty": https://t.co/2GdYSjwNog
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) January 27, 2022
Evangeline Lilly posted on Instagram she attended an anti-vaxx mandate protest.
Entertainment journalists are demanding she be fired along with Letitia Wright.
Took them less than 4 hours to start canceling another one of Marvel's major female characters. pic.twitter.com/F4bNulSdId
— Dataracer (@Dataracer117) January 27, 2022
BASED! "Lost," "Hobbit" actress Evangeline Lilly posted this on Instagram after attending the anti-mandate rally in DC https://t.co/k7rweWigzX
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) January 27, 2022
Marvel star Evangeline Lilly confirmed she was in attendance at the D.C. vaccine mandate protest over the weekend in support of "bodily sovereignty." https://t.co/cxtg7bJoCA
— Newsmax (@newsmax) January 28, 2022
Our friends at Newsmax shared Lilly’s Instagram post against mandated vaccines:
“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,” Lilly wrote in a post published on her Instagram page.
“This is not the way,” Lilly added about vaccine mandates. “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.”
Evangeline Lilly is an actress with common sense. pic.twitter.com/0t7W2CwOha
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 27, 2022
— Matthew Marsden (@matthewdmarsden) January 28, 2022
This is actual bravery being shown by someone with an awful lot to lose.
Evangeline Lilly risking her career by opposing abusive, anti-constitutional and vindictive vaccine mandates. You can bet the Left will now try to destroy her. Marvel Star Evangeline Lilly Protests Vax Mandates: “This Is Not Healthy” https://t.co/jyKm6LwtmS
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 27, 2022