Evangeline Lilly has walked back her controversial social distancing comments from last week. The Ant-Man and the Wasp star was called out by a number of people on social media for ignoring calls to stay indoors. Lilly posted a picture of some tea in a fancy cup while seemingly bragging about dropping her kids off at their gymnastics camp, telling everyone it was okay because they washed their hands. To many, the actresses’ comments came off as sarcastic and arrogant. She continued to justify herself, responding to commenters, which really didn’t help her cause.
At the time, Evangeline Lily seemed to be worried about the government abusing their powers and putting the United States under Martial Law. There were more than a few Marvel Cinematic Universe fans who agreed with the actress, but for the most part, the majority felt that her comments were dangerous. As it turns out, Lily’s own community was advised to stay indoors just two days after her post, which got her thinking. She had this to say.
“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.