Avengers: Endgame star Evangeline Lily has shared an apology regarding her coronavirus comments.
Last week, Avengers star Evangeline Lily stated on Instagram that her children were continuing to go to their gymnastics camp and had washed their hands, despite national recommendations to self-quarantine. The Avengers star was criticized for her refusal to follow guidelines and citing that she refused to sacrifice her freedom over the coronavirus.
As the coronavirus continues to spread and its death toll rises, Evangeline Lily has apologized for her insensitive comments. Taking to Instagram, the Avengers star shared a photo of her self-isolating, playing the board game Monopoly, confirming that she is doing her best to be responsible and flatten the curve.
In the caption, Evangeline Lily discussed the err of her ways, claiming that she believed the coronavirus concerns were hysteria fueled. Of course, the situation regarding the novel coronavirus continues to rapidly evolve, with the last week seeing notable changes and precautions in place all around North America.
You can check out Evangeline Lily’s apology on Instagram below.
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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 Lily came under fire for her insensitive comments, notably from Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner who called the Avengers star out on her comments regarding not sacrificing her freedom. Thankfully, Evangeline Lily has changed her tune and is trying her best to be responsible in an increasingly tumultuous time.
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Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
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