Evangeline Lilly refuses to quarantine, she thinks ‘freedom’ is more important

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I’ve always known that Evangeline Lilly is more of a hippie-type. She always let it be known that she’s not into the superficial part of being a celebrity, she’s not into the clothes or awards shows or hair and makeup. She’s not an Instagram influencer. She’s a bit like Shailene Woodley – I could easily see Evangeline living in a tree somewhere. But I didn’t expect Evangeline to be the type to completely reject SCIENCE during a global pandemic. My God. Evangeline announced on her social media today that she’s not self-quarantining and she thinks this is all some kind of election-year conspiracy. Lord, woman.

Evangeline Lilly is taking a stand against self-quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Ant-Man and the Wasp” star, 40, posted a photo of her “morning tea” on Instagram and said it was “business as usual” as she dropped her children off at their activities.

“Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp. They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing. #businessasusual,” she captioned the photo, which immediately prompted questions from fans about why her kids were still going to gymnastics camp. Responding to her fans’ concerns and judgmental comments, Lilly revealed that she’s living with her father, who has stage 4 leukemia.

“I am also immune compromised at the moment,” she added. “I have two young kids. Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices.”

The former “Lost” star said she considers COVID-19 simply to be a “respiratory flu” and believes the government is taking too much control.

“Where we are right now feels a lot too close to Marshall Law [sic] for my comfort already, all in the name of a respiratory flu,” she responded in another comment. “It’s unnerving…Let’s be vigilant right now. And kind. Watchful and gracious — keeping a close eye on our leaders, making sure they don’t abuse this moment to steal away more freedoms and grab more power.”

In another comment, Lilly implied there could be a conspiracy behind coronavirus given its close timing to the presidential election. “There’s ‘something’ every election year,” Lilly wrote.

[From Page Six]

This is basically one of the big arguments made by those anti-Vaxx a–holes, right? That Big Government wants to control people using vaccines, and that a little measles never hurt anyone, it’s all some conspiracy. People aren’t quarantining and isolating because they think THEIR bodies can handle coronavirus. They’re isolating because there are so many vulnerable populations and our medical community will simply collapse if 3% of the population dies or 5% of the population needs to be hospitalized. I can’t believe Evangeline is this f–king stupid.

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  1. minx says:

    “Marshall law.” 🙄
    Drinking your tea isn’t going to save you, dumba**.

    • Chica71 says:

      Martial law? Pic of her is misleading, she is having some kind of meltdown on Insta, at Lea last week. Something is not quite right

    • Lilian says:

      Does this dumb dumb know that this is a world wide pandemic and not isolated by the United States so it can’t have anything to do with the US elections.

      • Agirlandherdog says:

        I’ve seen people on social media making this exact same argument… they must think that the ENTIRE WORLD is conspiring to interfere with the election. Sometimes I just want to point out that even if that was the case, maybe they should get a clue and think about the fact that the entire free world would theoretically band together to get rid of Trump.

      • Desdemona says:

        Really??? Oh. foor goodness sake… The world is facing one of its worst moments in world history, the economic crisis to come may be similar to the Black Thursday in 1929 and people think the rest of the world care about the US elections?? REALLY???

    • Jellybean says:

      I hope she is that relaxed when she is told that there isn’t a ventilator available for her father. She would probably be ok, being a relatively young mother, but poor old dad is going to find himself at the bottom of any list when it comes to critical care resources.

      • Em says:

        Yeah except he’s rich so I’m sure one will miraculously appear.
        Us peasants will be less fortunate, God forbid.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, right? That’s how Marco Rubio spelled it, too.

      I also want to know what kind of gymnastics camp for kids is still open?!? WTAF?

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        That idiot Rubio also tried spelling it as “m-a-r-i-t-i-a-l” after the first flub 😂😂

        This woman is an idiot. She is literally willing to let her father die on HER principles?

    • sam says:

      Yeah, Evangeline, honey, do not talk about subjects you can’t even spell. Not a good look.

  2. Jen says:

    “This feels too close to Marshall Law” tells me everything I need to know about this one.

    • Wasabi says:

      Also “Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices.” — Yeah. People who choose their “freedom” are the a-holes who take away the choices from everyone. It’s their “freedom” that keeps spreading the virus, keeps infecting and killing the most vulnerable of us.

      • Dee says:

        She’s nothing like Shailene btw. Evangeline is a libertarian leaning to the right.

      • Agirlandherdog says:

        Yeah, some of us just value our friends and loved ones who may be more vulnerable. But hey, you gotta have priorities. Obviously she prioritizes a few hours away from her kids over the life of her father.

      • bettyrose says:

        I know. This is crap. I can see an internal debate if one has a non-communicable disease that prevents them from safely going outside. Do I value life or freedom? But if your very presence outside is a danger to others, the debate is over.

      • tiredTreaded says:

        What she’s saying is her own freedom is more important than other’s freedom.

    • JRenee says:

      I stopped reading at Marshall Law..

    • Lizzieb says:

      @jen maybe she thinks Marshall law means it’s bad to shop at Marshall’s.

  3. Laura says:

    She does realize this is a global pandemic and that many, many countries are *not* in an election year? Not everything revolves around the United States.

    • Mac says:

      Not to mention a respiratory flu does not damage your liver and kidneys like COVID-19.

    • Lua says:

      I keep seeing this all over Facebook. People legit think this is a conspiracy against Trump and apparently ignore that it’s international to fit the narrative

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      Just came here to say exactly this.

      Big middle finger to those who think the US is the centre of the universe. What’s worrying, tho, is that after China and now Europe, with this attitude, America will be hit hard too.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      “Not everything revolves around the United States.”
      This especially weird in her case because she’s Canadian. Is it an election year in Canada too? Does she think the Trudeaus are vying for a sympathy vote by reporting that one of them tested positive? 🙄

      • Jordana says:

        She is Canadian…and an embarrassment to us all 😳

      • Ali says:

        Funny that if she was in Canada all her kids events would be closed.

      • CoffeePot says:

        She’s a Canadian with a degree in international relations who lived in a hut in the Philippines. When she hit it big on LOST, I actually respected her, because I thought she was brighter than just your average bimbo actress. I suppose the Fundie Christian side of her took over, though.

  4. Valiantly Varnished says:

    What a dumbass. How much do you want to bet she’s an anti-vaxxer?

  5. Veronica S. says:

    Not surprised. I’ve felt she’s always been one of those celebrities who manage to prove their fathomless ignorance every time they open their mouth.

  6. Alarmjaguar says:

    Damnit! I’m so angry at selfish people right now. I am absolutely speechless at this stupidity. I have immuno-compromised friends, a mom who is in her 70s, a grandma who is 102 and these a**holes are putting them all in danger, for what?

    • Katie says:

      Been reading for over a decade now, this is my 3rd post ever. I know everyone is upset, but let’s have some perspective. People are having to make hard decisions, but they should be personal decisions. Remember Homeland Security? How did that turn out for us and our privacy? How about pushes for digital money only now, facial scan recognition, etc?

      The facts are that the collapsing economy will kill people as well. Heart attacks, suicides, homicides all go up when we slip in to recession, let alone a depression.

      My 94 year old grandmother left her care facility to come home. We are all isolating because she is vulnerable, but as she said, she would rather pass away from the virus than live in isolation, she’s 94 and being lonely is way scarier to her.

      We are all in this together. Yes, we should be practicing social distancing (I haven’t left the house in 5 days), but let’s remember people that cannot or will not do so because of their own reasons (have to work, have emotional needs that need to be fulfilled by interaction, etc).

      It just kills me to see this site which is usually very thoughtful in their comments go off the deep end and not extend some understanding to the nuances of the situation.

      Also, let’s not all be so precious as to assume that we are not ingorant. My Uncle runs two ER departments and is helping people understand that we should be working towards flattening the curve. He also deals with people demanding tests 24/7. His team tells them the truth, “there are not enough tests not because we cannot make them fast enough, but because over testing can be dangerous.” So far the best COVID tests present 25 percent false negatives. The medical community is waiting to verify and TEST the TESTS to ensure they are as accurate as possible. His best advice… just assume you have it and stay home.

      • Sarah says:

        The thing about “personal decisions” at this time is that they affect other people and in this case have dire consequences. She is actively *choosing* not to comply with what are currently voluntary measures and this endangers people living in her own damn house. That is selfish and she’s being as asshole. She knows it and is proudly stating it on Instagram to 2.3 million people.

      • caty page says:

        While I agree that we should not presume we are aware of all the facts, the CDC and WHO have been clear in their advice and guidance: more testing is better than less, practice social distancing, and self-quarantine when possible.

        It is foolish to advise people otherwise. I’m sorry, but the CDC and WHO are more knowledgeable than a man running multiple emergency rooms and trying to excuse the fact we lack sufficient testing. A false positive that pushes someone to stay home is far safer than a lack of knowledge that pushes an infected person into the personal space of others.

      • Case says:

        There is little room for nuance here, though. We need to work together and think of each other during this very difficult and unprecedented time, just as you are with your grandmother. I understand fully if people have to work, of course. But get out “for their emotional needs” doesn’t work for me right now. I have anxiety, as do many of my friends and family members. We’re scared to death. I’m comfortable at home, but many feel trapped and bored out of their minds. I get it. I get that this is emotionally and mentally taxing. Nonetheless, we need to be on the same page. All of us. And Evangeline, someone who is fortunate enough to not have to work or worry about her job at this time, is making life more difficult for everyone else by being so selfish.

      • GirlMonday says:

        No, just no.
        Her behavior is foolish, selfish, and dangerous.
        She is making a very foolhardy personal decision that affects more than just her.

      • Nikki* says:

        I’m close friends with lots of doctors. Every one of them is BEGGING people to take this seriously. They’ve taken an oath to help sick people, but do people have the “freedom” to knowingly jeopardize their health, and then expect medical help? I totally disagree with you Katie. Our choices affect everyone else, and anyone who is not self isolating now is being incredibly stupid and selfish.

      • katie says:

        The man you so quickly dismiss is a retired LC army doctor, published, awarded. Also since he runs emergency rooms he is in touch with the CDC so he would have more intimate knowledge as to what is going on, and I trust my Uncle.

        We need more PROPER TESTING. Do you know what happens if someone gets a false negative? They think they are not infectious and spread the disease. They get a false feeling of being safe. I never mentioned false positives, so I am not sure why you are bringing that up.

        Also, to the other commenters saying emotional well being is not important, this is not about being bored. People (like me) have depression, people have crippling anxiety, and people have other conditions that make it hard to isolate. All this compassion for people at risk for COVID-19, yet there is not compassion left for others with different conditions it seems.

        We need better safety nets. Because of the economic downturn due to this there will be more heart attacks, homicides, suicides, etc. We have to make sure we are being balanced and frankly, shaming this celeb is probably not the best use of anyone’s time.

        We all live on this world together. What was the point of this post, to share someone during a hard time? To share info about how to better protect ourselves? Calls for the gov to shut people in is ridiculous, especially considering the stats we have at this point in time. Voluntary measures are best.

        Now for E, I don’t know what her personal situation is. Maybe her Dad doesn’t want them with him in the house 24/7. Maybe he thinks there are fates worse than death like my grandmother does. The philosophical side of me has been pondering how this whole mess really highlights American’s fear of death and dysfunctional relationship with death altogether. Maybe if we shifted to a more spiritual way of being with hope of an afterlife it would not be so scary, IDK. But I already have gotten my fair amount of shaming from COVID-19 warriors for moving my grandmother, even though it was her decision to move.

      • Erinn says:

        I’d give her slack if she was being forced to work because she couldn’t afford not to. I’d give her slack if she HAD to go out and get food or medication or whatever. I’d give her slack if her actions didn’t directly impact her ENTIRE community.

        But seriously, F-CK HER. Bringing your stupid kids to a stupid gymnastics camp is NOT something she deserves slack for. Mouthing off on social media about freedom will only encourage others to do the same stupid sh-t she’s doing. No. Sorry. She’s shown who she is today.

      • velvet72 says:

        My daughter and I were exposed to someone who tested positive. That person tested positive after going to a party with 40 people and one person had the virus but didn’t know at the time. That party was 2 weeks ago. Half of them were tested a week after the party when they presented with symptoms and found out a guest had already tested positive. Took 5 days to get results, 20 of them tested positive of the 20 that were able to get tests. The person I know and was exposed to is now in the hospital with pneumonia and she is a healthy 40 year old. Imagine all 20 of those people have to be hospitalized. That’s from one party. I can not be tested because I don’t have a fever but I have trouble breathing and a dry cough. Thankfully it seems to be mild for me. My daughter is a-symptomatic but had direct hand to hand contact with the person so most likely she has it but isn’t showing signs. Again, they won’t test. My point is that from one party we already know of 20 confirmed cases and myself not being confirmed, and I wasn’t at the party. This is spreading so quickly and easily. It is to be taken very seriously.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Here’s the thing: if more drastic government measures are what everyone’s worried about, people not voluntarily limiting their unnecessary outside contact is setting us up for a vastly more serious situation down the line. Lilly thinks her rights are infringed upon NOW? What does she think it’s going to be like when we’re at peak infection rate? What about the second wave? What happens when the hospitals start getting overrun as in Italy? What happens when those out of work people who get sick get hammered with those unpaid hospital bills? When the government can no longer hide the numbers and are scrambling to respond?

        To me, the idea the statement “freedom valued more than life” just informs me she don’t actually have real concept of what’s going on here. It’s a rich person’s response to something they know can never touch them because they’re able to buy more freedoms through their economic power. She can absolutely afford to stay home and not contribute to this, unlike many who literally cannot. Yeah, I’d vastly prefer not getting to the point of draconian government responses and rights suspension because as a female LGBT+, that’s uh…rarely good. But people like Evangeline Lilly aren’t fighting the good fight. People like her are just privileged morons parroting libertarian talking points.

      • Abby says:

        It is NOT personal. If her kid coughs on another kid, and that kid goes home and gives it to his 98 year old grandma, THAT IS ON HER. Every choice we make now has consequences beyond the personal.

      • Earthbound says:

        I appreciate your thoughts in this thread. I’ve been self isolating with my kids for two weeks. I am following recommendations.
        But the overall message I hear from you is one of nuance and compassion and not losing focus.

    • Wasabi says:

      But gymnastics camp!


      • stephka says:

        Yes, where on earth does she live?! Maybe it’s more like “private gymnastics lessons” than “camp.”

    • Katie says:

      Events like this do lead to restricting of freedoms long term, history has taught us that. We are still dealing with homeland security, ICE, etc, because people were overly afraid. As a 32 year old woman of color this is a VERY sensitive topic for me, and frankly we don’t know what health problems E is dealing with (mental or otherwise).

      It’s your right to think she is an idiot, but I’m just going to focus on me and my family isolating, and donating to those that have been laid off during this epidemic. Really think this internet hand wringing just shames others that have to go out to secure their income, help their loved ones, emotional health reasons. I say to those people, no one knows better your situation and needs than you do, and I’ll be isolating to help stop spread the disease for those that cannot.

      The other two times I posted on this site (few years ago) I was shamed for defending Princess Kate for formula feeding, and was told I was a bad mom for supporting formula feeding moms. Now it is in vogue to support all women and their choices for feeding their babies (thank god), but it is why I’m mostly a lurker. With time and perspective our initial read on things often change, and mine might as well, but in the heat of the moment, I encourage everyone to lead with kindness and understanding. Ignoring E is probably way more effective than raging about her.

      Love to everyone going through the worst right now.

      • GuestWho says:

        But she DOESN’T have to go out to secure her income…I understand you may be defending people who have to go out and work – like me – but she’s not it. Didn’t you say upthread regarding your uncle “His best advice… just assume you have it and stay home.” I really don’t understand why you are spending this much mental capital on a woman who felt like she needed to drop her children off at gymnastic camp. Very different scenarios there. People have a right to be angry at people who are behaving selfishly – and letting everyone know about it – and putting other people in danger – which is what she’s doing.

      • katie says:

        My overall point was that we don’t know what her particular situation is, and frankly ignoring her would probably be more effective than this, which will just cause her and people like her to dig their heels in.

        My other point was a larger call to nuance, because although you might see the difference between her and others that need to go out, nuance doesn’t do well on the internet, and is often lost. So the message is everyone not isolation themselves is an asshole, etc. It’s not about E, it’s about how our words matter, and I think that all this rage is probably better directed at other sources. If you think E is an a-hole, ignoring her is probably a better way to deal with this. I do realize that this is clickbait though (damn, I fell for it)!

        Lastly, I wanted to point out that this call for tests has of course, caused Trump to OVER promise and put out a mandate to deliver tests that we already know produce about 25 percent false negatives, which will increase the spread of COVID-19.

        Everyone, do not go to the Dr unless you are severely ill (you will just help spread the virus), use Teledocs if you can, and realize that overtesting may do more harm than good at this point UNTIL we can get more sensitive tests.

        Also, try to support local businesses when you can!

      • Elizabeth says:

        Katie … you are completely misreading this.

        “Really think this internet hand wringing just shames others that have to go out to secure their income, help their loved ones, emotional health reasons.”

        The CDC and WHO are recommending this. Do not reduce it to “internet handwringing.”

        No one is “shaming” those who are working or helping. You’re bringing up strawman arguments. Evangeline was doing a totally random gymnastics camp. How’s that necessary?

        The issue is avoiding large gatherings and nonessential encounters, to prevent this deadly disease.

        I have severe depression and anxiety, and yet somehow it is still possible for me not to go out and become a viral vector spreading disease. (I don’t understand why anyone with anxiety or depression would even want to go out. That is not how it went for me. I recognize someone else may have had a different experience but is that really how depression/anxiety usually manifests?!) Let’s not pretend it is necessary for a depressed person to go to a bar or restaurant or Spring Break ever. Go on a nice solitary nature walk or bike ride … something that doesn’t put others at risk.

        This is an unprecedented global crisis! Stay home. Stop making excuses. I have no idea why suddenly people are invoking personal freedom when this is a real issue of life or death.

        Also… Stop attacking testing. The problem in my country is that we don’t have tests, not that we don’t have correct tests. (The U.S.) Idk where you are coming from, but wtaf!

      • Case says:

        Katie, I’m one of the people who is emotionally and mentally suffering from all of this. I have very real anxiety and have had panic attacks almost every day from the constant barrage of news. I’m worried about job security because my industry has been hit hard. And yet, I still do my part, because it is the right thing to do for my community.

        As of now, most people can still go out for walks, take a drive, visit with a neighbor while keeping a safe distance, etc. We can always make phone calls or Skype or whatever. I’m NOT shaming anyone for who MUST go out, either for work or just to get out of their head by getting some fresh air or finding connection where they can do so safely. I am 100% shaming someone still dropping their kids off at gymnastics camp. Someone my mother works with was acting like this when she was still required to go to work earlier this week. My mom will be very, very sick if she gets this, and thank god, she’s able to work from home now, but I’m worried her coworker’s ignorance already spread the virus. So no, I have absolutely no empathy for people being downright selfish.

      • Ali says:

        @Katie Good luck to you but maybe you should be posting on Facebook with your nonsense.

  7. EB says:

    I was sent home to quarantine with presumed covid (presumed but not confirmed because, while I had imaging, I couldn’t get a test). I have a mild case and I still can’t breathe. I’m sucking air. People who are dismissing this because most of the cases aren’t critical are going to be in for a world of hurt when they realize “mild” can mean they are drowning on dry land.

    Fck off, Evangeline Lilly.

    • Other Renee says:

      EB, I’m so sorry you are going through this. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. 🙏

    • sa says:

      @EB, I hope it doesn’t get any worse and that you have a quick recovery.

    • Nlopez says:

      Get well soon EB!

    • Eliza_ says:

      I’m so sorry EB hopefully thur worst is over soon and youre on the road to recovery

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      Wishing you all the best, EB!! Sending all good energy your way❤️

    • Pineapple says:

      Oh CRAP … EB I am so sorry! I had a feeling the people who get infected and know it are in for it. Hang in there. XO XO Just rest and read gossip.

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      Surely difficulty breathing counts as something that needs a doctor’s check?

      Just fever and caugh, I can understnad you being sent home with suspicion but no test. But what you’re describing sounds like one of those worse cases.

      And get well soon! You will!

      • EB says:

        I saw two doctors yesterday, and I’m monitoring my own symptoms at home. I am mostly fine—low-grade fevers, some aches, sore throat. As annoying and distressing as it is not being able to get a good breath, it’s not serious enough to require hospitalization at this time. And THAT is my point! If this is mild, what kind of hell are people with moderate or critical infection experiencing? We need to do what it takes to protect as many people as possible, and instead we’ve got Evangeline’s need for freedom and Ben Affleck doing a pap-stroll girlfriend rollout.

        Everyone else, thank you for the kind comments. I’m really okay at the moment, and I hope the worst is over.

      • Desdemona says:

        EB, critical patients ar being sedated and using machines to breath for them… 🙁
        I’m really scared because I’ve asthma and to us, the virus can trigger a very strong asthmatic reaction… Staying home and working..
        get well soon!!

    • lucy2 says:

      I’m so sorry EB, I hope you recover soon!

    • Jaded says:

      EB – hoping you recover fully and soon!!

    • Insomniac says:

      Hope you’re feeling better soon, EB!

    • joanne says:

      I pray you have a quick recovery. That sounds horrid.

    • Nikki* says:

      My mother died a horrible death from lung disease; I said it was like drowning over 2 years. I’m so sorry you are ill, EB, and my prayers are with you for a full recovery.

      • Desdemona says:

        Sorry about your mum going through that. We should all die peacefully in our sleep with no pain or suffering..

    • Kate (sometimes ktae) says:

      We admitted my mom last night. She’s currently in ICU on a ventilator, sedated and fighting both pneumonia and diabetic keto acidosis. She went downhill in less than 12 hours. We’re not allowed to stay with her, and shes all alone. She’s been staying home and we have no idea who she came into contact with if it started as cold, or is COVID.

      And here comes this twat waffle proclaiming about martial law and taking her kids out. I would kill to just to be able to sit with my mom now. But no we’re at home waiting for phone calls from her doctors, because of the current no visitors policy, and I just need distractions right now.

    • Desdemona says:

      Hope you get better soon… Sending my love.. 🙂

  8. FHMom says:

    Stupid. Keep your kids home. Kids get sick, also.

  9. T says:

    And I think she’s an asshole.

    • SomeChick says:

      Cosign. And a moron! What a stupid stunt.

      Virus doesn’t discriminate. It will PWN anyone.

      What is even the point of resisting dong the RIGHT THING for a f’n change?!

      UGH, some people! So selfish and thoughtless. SMDH.

  10. boredblond says:

    It’s not about you, whoeverceleb, it’s about the vulnerable people you could endanger. Selfish.

  11. James says:


  12. Lightpurple says:

    Why is gymnastics camp still open?
    She is endangering her father; was that his choice?

  13. Jerusha says:


  14. Insomniac says:

    That’s horrifically irresponsible even before she got to the part where she’s living with her critically ill father. This virus is truly exposing some people for what they really are.

  15. laura says:

    I’m sorry but this behaviour is unacceptable. I am Italian and in Italy people are dying. ALONE. Family members cannot stay close to them because of the high risk of infection and funerals are prohibited. Keep in mind that the Italian health system normally works and is free for everyone. I have seen interviews from doctors who cried while trying to explain what they see every day in hospital wards.

    • Jerusha says:

      Yes, I’ve just seen a photo of all the caskets lined up for cremation because the cemeteries are stretched to the limit.

    • kate (sometimes ktae) says:

      Completely agree. Due to the current hospital protocols, our family is unable to be with my mom while she fights for life.

  16. Valerie says:

    What a fucking idiot. I don’t wish ill health or death upon anyone, but I wonder what these hardcore deniers would do if they or someone close to them fell ill with it. I think that’s what it would take for them to realize it isn’t just a liberal hoax or election scam.

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      They’d somehow dismiss it.

      Or blame China. Or Europe.

      If you take all necesarry precautions and fall ill, I can see you being angry. But if you don’t care and are deliberately reckless, it’s on you.

      • Valerie says:

        Unfortunately, yes. 🙁 They always find a way to spin it, and I absolutely believe they’ll include religion in their justification. It’s going to be disgusting.

  17. Rae says:

    I used to really like her, appreciate her honestly that she’s had a dark year, but this just pushed to the “unfollow” button.

    “Marshall” law is the second reason.

    I wish her and her mental health well, but she’s showing her ass right now.

  18. HMC says:

    1. Why are there still gymnastics camps anyway?
    2. Eminem (Mardhall Mathers) has repeatedly said he has nothing to do with this or any law.

  19. ME says:

    What a f*cking moron. People like her make me rage.

  20. Case says:

    This makes me absolutely irate. How selfish and idiotic can one person be? Does she realize this isn’t just an “election year” issue but something killing people around the WORLD?

    I’m not into the whole “cancel culture” thing unless someone does something truly bad. And this is truly bad.

  21. Malificent says:

    No, honey, a Marshall Plan is what we all need. And if you’re going to be a dumbass about self-isolating, then I think we need some martial plan too.

  22. Lucy says:

    Funny, I’ve always thought she was an out-of-touch idiot. Way before all of this happened. Guess I was right.

  23. adastraperaspera says:

    Her behavior is why governments are having to take such drastic steps. When I hear doctors and epidemiologists telling us “it isn’t just the flu,” I believe them.

  24. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The problem with everyone blowing it off is that they’re only illustrating how selfish and one-dimensional they are. It’s not about the healthy. It’s not about the young. It’s about not knowing you’re a carrier. It’s about the compromised. And it’s about the health facilities not being prepared. Any surge of patients could truly hurt a community.

    Why is that so difficult?

    • Case says:

      It truly stuns and disappoints me how many people are unwilling to put their own opinions aside and do what is right for their community as a whole. People can knock themselves out thinking this is a government conspiracy or whatever entertains them. But PLEASE, stay inside as much as possible!

  25. sa says:

    As a terrible speller, I just want to say that spelling something wrong is not an indicator of your character.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Maybe not, but when you’re using a term in a faux intellectual manner to prove your philosophical elitism, you may want to plug it into google so you don’t look like even more of an idiot than you already do.

    • Ang says:

      Yes, but being so confident in your incorrect spelling as to not even check it before posting for the world to see does.

    • sa says:

      I don’t know. There is plenty wrong with both her actions and what she says that I can’t really get worked up that she spelled martial wrong.

      Though I’ve already admitted that I identify with that aspect of her statement. I am grateful every day for the little red squiggly line that shows up when I misspell something or have a typo. I’m sure there are people that think I’m a terrible person, but hopefully not because of my spelling mistakes.

    • SomeChick says:

      She’s not terrible because of misspelling. It’s worthy of mockery because she is making a public statement. And claiming she knows better than actual medical professionals.

      She IS terrible because she is dispensing bad medical advice, and putting her elderly father directly at risk to score political points and try to look cool. While being WRONG.

      I figure I probably have it or at least have been exposed, but that it’s unlikely it would land me in the hospital, even though I’m not in the best of health.

      Am I going out partying and touching all the things? No! Am I visiting elderly relatives? No!

      She’s dangerously stupid. Or just completely self-involved. IDK. Doesn’t really matter! It’s bad no matter how you look at it.

      • sa says:

        “She’s dangerously stupid. Or just completely self-involved. IDK. Doesn’t really matter! It’s bad no matter how you look at it.”

        I totally agree with that.

    • Joanna says:

      Oh, no, it’s not! But it’s something we can pick at lilly for when she makes a stupid statement like this one.

  26. Siul says:

    It’s people like her that are putting so many at danger. Even if she truly believes what she said, at least think of others. She could be a carrier and not even know it. Her selfishness is appalling. And it still amazes me that people like her still think the coronavirus is only the flu. It isn’t…it’s much worse.

  27. Ms Petit says:

    I’ve never known much about her (or cared really) but now I know she’s someone who is dangerous and belongs in the Susan Sarandon camp of irrelevance

  28. Tiffany says:

    She has always been a self righteous idiot and this is no different.

  29. Leia says:

    Two weeks Trump said he didn’t anyone could die of the flu even though his grandfather did. She is of Trump and what’s her face from the high school movie ilk.

  30. Leskat says:

    Many years ago I met a friend of a friend who knew her before she was famous and he said she was always a bit of an entitled asshole. Said she was always super concerned with being famous. So this doesn’t surprise me in the least.

    • Redgrl says:

      She used to do commercials for 1-976 dating phone lines in Canada before she was on “Lost”. Don’t know what she has to be arrogant or entitled about!

      • Tiffany says:

        Ellen putting her on blast with that commercial was the best thing ever. The best thing was when Lilly was just being a self important douchebag.

        Lilly tried to laugh it off but yeah, she was pissed.

  31. Pineapple says:

    I thought she lived in Hawaii. Is that possible? I refuse to google her. Perhaps in Hawaii it is not that noticeable yet?? In three days she will be posting about how she knew it was a serious illness all along. 😜

    • BeanieBean says:

      It’s noticeable & we’re taking it seriously. It’s hitting the tourism industry hard. Some panic buying due to rumors of our supply chain getting cut off. We’re dependent upon shipping from the mainland & inter-island barges.

  32. Dorothy Zbornak says:

    “People aren’t quarantining and isolating because they think THEIR bodies can handle coronavirus. They’re isolating because there are so many vulnerable populations and our medical community will simply collapse if 3% of the population dies or 5% of the population needs to be hospitalized.”

    Exactly this. I’ve been shocked at the number of people who are refusing to take this seriously. It saddens me that so many are that selfish.

    Stay healthy, everyone!

  33. Flying fish says:

    To the celebrities, socialites and all others, please continue to let us know who you really are.
    Thank you.

  34. MariaS says:

    I wrote her off years ago with her stupid, ignorant comments about feminism.

    A lot of people still don’t get it. My daughter’s best friend’s mother called me last night to ask if my daughter could come over to her house to hang out for a few hours today. NO, lady!! What part of pandemic do you not get?!?!?!

    • CL says:

      Oh, I remember that. She was asked her opinion on feminism and basically gave a response that she didn’t give a hoot and wasn’t interested in “pretending to be a man”, as if that’s what feminism is all about. What a stupid woman.

  35. nicegirl says:

    What an idiot

  36. Trashaddict says:

    Old hippie here. Quarantining. When I’m not at work in healthcare fielding worried well and truly sick who can’t access needed tests right now because anything remotely elective is shut down. Please do not equate me with this idiot.

  37. Jules says:

    this will bring out the best and worst of humanity. it’s interesting to see which celebrities take this crisis as an opportunity to be a dick, to continue to sell themselves or their image online, who remain tone-deaf.

  38. Lory says:

    She does know there is a whole outside of North America, right? We don’t have elections coming up and while we hope the US kicks out the Orange Menace we don’t really care that much. So why are we taking all these precautions? Maybe because we like companies going bankrupt and people becoming unemployed?

  39. What. . .now? says:

    Sigh. She has been an idiot and up her own butt for ages. Some things never change.

  40. sassafras says:

    I would be so happy if this was a big election year conspiracy. Seriously. But this kind of talk is very very dangerous. What if we’ve taken appropriate steps, we don’t see huge numbers of casualties and … then? These ashholes will be saying, “see, told ya!” and the next time we ALSO need to take drastic steps more people won’t and UGH !!!!!

    Related: There was a story about Russia pouring disinformation into the US about covid19. THERE is the conspiracy, people. But once people “believe their beliefs” they cannot be talked out of them because they would have to admit they were dupes/ didn’t think critically.


  41. JillyBeann says:

    Ugh and she’s Canadian

  42. Lily says:

    Evangeline is unfortunately stupid. Her being so careless will the the end of someone ELSE. In a moment where social solidarity is needed, she acts very recklessly because this is reckless. She needs a call from her agent tell her to shut the f*ck up and be educated about what’s happening in the world. The is unprecedented in modern time. Evangeline, if you’re reading this please go home and don’t endanger your father because you’re mixing a pandemic health problem with politics.

  43. Chris says:

    I remember few years ago she made a tribute post for Jenny Slate on her IG, that’s when I suspected she was cuckoo. And unfortunately I was right.

  44. Christine says:

    She’s been an idiot for years.

  45. GirlMonday says:

    My opinion of her is irreparably damaged.

  46. stephka says:

    My right to freedom means I can spell it “Marshall” if I want! Or “marital”! Or even “mwsghas”. So there.

  47. Lucy says:

    She should take a look at the situation in Italy and realise that everything isn’t always about the USA. There’s a world beyond the US borders that’s suffering a lot more. I hope during this time, people would realise how much time we waste on ignorant celebrities who don’t make the world a better place, and that they get cancelled or fade into obscurity after this world health crisis.

    • MariaS says:

      NBC is reporting that 475 died in Italy in the last 24 hours. I can’t imagine how dumb/cruel/selfish you have to be to not care that you could be instrumental in causing that grief in your community/country.

  48. M.A.F. says:

    I question why this kids gymnastic gym is open. Shouldn’t that be closed?

  49. Jess says:

    Well, she’s a selfish asshole then, and so is the gymnastic camp for staying open for crying out loud.

  50. Angela Houde says:

    She’s been off the rails for a while. She’s hot but I also can’t stand her.

  51. Emily says:

    Hey Evangaline, it’s not about you!

    Is she an anti-vaxer? She seems like one.

  52. Thea says:

    She’s a selfish idiot.

    As for the gymnastics camp, perhaps it’s classified as a daycare, which is an essential business, so that’s why it’s still open.

  53. JaneDoesWork says:

    As someone who JUST bought their first home 2 months ago and is about to be laid off while their entire family has been exposed to the virus and their family business is going bankrupt, I intend on referring to her from here on out as “Evangeline Lilly, entitled asshole”.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I’m so sorry you’re in this situation. I hope that everything turns out for the best for you.

      • JaneDoesWork says:

        Thanks. Luckily I held on to some cash when we bought our house and have been extremely conservative in my spending so I have a decent savings to get us through the storm. But, it sucks that I’ll be spending that money on essentials instead of furniture for my first house. Moreso worried about my family. My brothers payments on their commercial loans for our family business are $170,000 a month and they have lost 85% of their sales (restaurants in a state where they have been shut down) and I’m 5 states away and worry about their health from here. The whole thing enrages me.

    • Christin says:

      @Jane – I am sorry for the storms you and your family are facing. On the financial side, please talk to your lender(s). Some are actively seeking ways to help customers directly impacted. It never hurts to ask.

      • JaneDoesWork says:

        Thanks. So many are in the same boat, and I’m lucky to have an emergency cushion that those living paycheck to paycheck don’t. I’ve been limiting my husband’s and mine meals to 2 meals out of the house per week the last few months in preparation for increased homeowner expenses, and have been very frugal. We were getting ready to paint and buy some furniture, but thats a hard no right now. We had to put our dog down a month ago, which was awful but I’m glad we aren’t having to worry about his health during all this too.

    • Desdemona says:

      Really sorry to hear about your situation. Hang in there. T

  54. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    What a selfish dolt.

  55. Lizzieb says:

    @Jane. Am so sorry for your situation

  56. Lizzieb says:

    Maybe it’s time people stoped putting celebrities on a pedestal and assuming that they are intelligent and caring. As with anyone we are seeing the best in people and sometimes the not so good. Giving a shout out to all of the front line workers (from medical to sanitation) who are bravely going out every day to keep society running. Thank you 🙏

  57. NotSoSocialButterfly says:


    And now the top end of R0 is 4.86.

    That means 4.86 people will be infected by every one person infected.

    People like her will kill others.

  58. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    I’m lying flat, my lungs on fire, my joints screaming, a crushing pressure on my chest and bone-rattling cough. Since yesterday (thank you all you dear lovely people for your well wishes. You brought me to tears) I’ve deteriorated rapidly (our fantastic health service which is low on tests and only using them on the hospitalised recommends only staying at home). This is not fucking flu.
    This woman is a fucking dipshit. I and other immune compromised people could quite easily die. I’m terrified that this is it. This is not a matter of personal freedom. It’s a matter of pulling your head out of your arse, ditching the conspiracy theories and turning your moral compass to due responsible.

    • Insomniac says:

      AN, I’m so sorry! I’m wishing for the best for you.

    • Christin says:

      I am so sorry. I do wish people took this more seriously. You and at least one other commented on this thread have clearly illustrated it is not a mild illness!

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      I wish I had words that could miraculously make you feel better. I’d tell you that the president has realized how woefully he’s handled everything, has apologized and is graciously turning in his resignation, but the tragic stark realization might depress you further lol. Please take care of yourself, you’re a Celebitcher and you’re needed.

    • Desdemona says:

      Oh my God… Hope you’ll get well soon..! Sending my love!

    • Naddie says:

      I’ll pray for you, unfortunately it’s all I can do from here. I remember your story and you deserve nothing but the best. You’ll get through this.

  59. BRobertson says:

    Damn 🙁

    I’ve actually met her and she was so nice when I did, so this was genuinely sad to read. Yes, she always had a bit of a “care-free” vibe but this is goddamn dangerous and selfish. Come on…

  60. SM says:

    I can’t with these people lecturing about valuing freedom over life while judging other for freedom to choose life rather that sickness.

  61. Citresse says:

    Please, please don’t think of losing your freedom, but instead keep yourself and others around you Safe.
    Young people who’ve survived Covid-19 are describing it as the worst flu you can imagine, the worst they’ve ever felt.
    Please isolate yourselves and you will experience freedom at a later time.

  62. Mew says:

    I hope she doesn’t kill anyone with her selfishness.

    • Playingthemarket says:

      Is she a CA resident? Newsom just said there’s a possibility over half of Californians could get it within 8 weeks. Prayers to everyone. Stay healthy and wash your hands.

  63. Elizabeth says:

    Just to add, I have been exposed and am self quarantining and I really resent people like Evangeline or Katie who use love and freedom and emotional appeals and all that to pressure others not to take the recommended precautions.

    Stay. Home.

    By the way I would really appreciate it if this site took some care and responsibility with what you allow to be published in your comments about the coronavirus COVID-19 with no fact check. Katie saying the testing is useless, really? You don’t think that might be a dangerous thing to just have out there?

  64. L says:

    See this is where we find out what other people are working with, in terms of intelligence levels.

    One friend, who is University educated, told me that she thinks the government has unleashed this on us in order to avoid responding to climate change. She couldn’t even come up with an argument to support that theory. Ha! Some people are waaaay dumber than they look.

    • Veronica says:

      She got it from the British sci-fi series “Utopia” lol. That’s why she couldn’t give you an argument. The general plot is that elites unleash an illness on the world that wipes out large swaths of the population so they don’t face the consequences of climate change.

      While I’ve no doubt the ultra rich are that sociopathic, I don’t think there’s anywhere enough evidence to say that here.

  65. Playingthemarket says:

    She’s a libertarian loony. At the end of the day, it’s all about grasping complexity. The world is grey, not black and white when it comes to conspiracy theories and the balance of power between government and security agencies etc vs citizens.

    On COVID19, everyone has to do their part in staying vigilant, not catching it and spreading it, and ultimately overwhelming the healthcare system and potentially killing others. It’s very bad times but there will be eventually a solution and globally, as a collective, we can come out of this having brought the virus under control (like we did SARS) and learnt some hard lessons about the fragility of our societies.

  66. AR says:

    Straight up a-hole. I have no tolerance for people like this. Her actions are selfish – full stop.

    Both of my parents have COVID-19 right now – my father is hospitalized because he also has pneumonia and chest pains. My mother is under quarantine at their house by herself. They WERE incredibly vibrant, healthy people until this hit them – no prior illnesses. My brother-in-law has all symptoms and exposed my sister and niece. I am the only family member in the state who is not infected at this point. I need to stay healthy for all of them.

    So F this woman and her ignorant notions about freedom right now.

  67. Marta says:

    I rarely rag on anybody, but this woman is beyond stupid.

  68. Likeyoucare says:

    My prime Minister begging for the citizens to self quarantine till 31st march.
    Unfortunately the old people take this matter lightly and went out to socialize at the restaurants and lots of families treat this as a holiday to visit their grandparents’ house because the schools are out and most companies are closed down.

  69. Abby says:

    The “People choosing freedom over their lives” should be reserved to people who *actually* do/did that, all the freedom fighters who ended up in jail or dead because they stood up to fascism.
    She’s just choosing to go on with her life as a privileged person in one of the most inequalitarian societies that ever (dis)graced the earth.

    But what else can we expect from someone who though she was “a badass” in PJ’s Hobbit debacle…

  70. Nibbi says:

    Hard lockdown in France here and it’s… hard. But giving up on my normal routines and sitting on my couch and ranting on online gossip columns is not hard like the healthcare personnel trying to hold back the tide while exhausted, underequipped, and falling ill themselves is hard. I can only imagine what kind of hell those heroes are going through for us. I can hardly watch the news reports.

    She not only thinks her “freedoms” are more important than the lives and wellbeing of those around her and those all over the world (bc this thing is so contagious, it has entered nearly every territory on Earth in a matter of weeks) – she takes the medical personnel’s ongoing living hell for granted. This isn’t just about the vulnerable, the elderly, people young or old who will get it… it’s about them, too. They’re fighting hard, and people can’t even be bothered to help them out by staying the f home and being responsible. F* this irresponsible, selfish moron, and it completely blows that she has a platform to spread her ignorance around.