Marvel Star Evangeline Lilly confirmed on Instagram that she attended the massive protest against vaccine mandates in Washington D.C. — she said: “Nobody should ever be forced to inject their body with anything.”
She added, “This is not safe. This is not healthy.”
Evangeline Lilly, best known for playing Kate Austen in ABC’s drama series “Lost” and for her role as Hope van Dyne/Wasp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, took to social media to confirm her attendance at a Washington, D.C., protest over the weekend in support of “bodily sovereignty.”
The actress went on to explain she stands in opposition to government-mandated vaccine policies.
“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.”
At least 30,000 attended the anti-vaccine mandate march in DC.
She isn’t the only celebrity who has been vocal about opposition to vaccine mandates.
Former NBA star Kwame Brown, who has frequently criticized vaccine mandates on social media, told The Epoch Times that he attended because “I think we got to get back to compassion for our fellow man and woman.”
“People are being put out of work” over mandates, he said on Jan. 23 in Washington. “People are not being able to go over to their friends and family’s house. … I think everybody should have a right to choose whether they want to do it … and that’s what America is supposed to be about.”
Another Marvel actress, “Black Panther” star Letitia Wright, also shared a video that criticized COVID-19 vaccine mandates in December 2020. At the time, she faced criticism over her stance on social media before temporarily deactivating her Twitter and Instagram accounts.