Evangeline Lilly Ignites Another Controversy And Fans Want Her Cancelled

By Michileen Martin | 4 months ago

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Evangeline Lily is not the Internet’s favorite person today. The Ant-Man & The Wasp star is currently trending on Twitter for the reveal that she attended a protest against vaccination mandates. Social media is reacting exactly how you would expect it to.

Earlier today, Evangeline Lily posted a series of images to her official Instagram account from an anti-mandate protest in Washington, DC. The protest in question has been noted for, among other things, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. comparing vaccine mandates to the Holocaust. In her lengthy caption, Lilly expresses support for the Canadian trucker protest. She compares vaccine mandates to “violent attack,” “arrest or detention without trial,” and “starvation.” In the crowds of protesters pictured, you will note very few — if any — masked faces. She ends her series of photos with a picture of entrepreneur Naval Ravikant with a quote from the podcaster. You can see her post below.

Twitter reacted quickly and among the more common responses are those calling for Evangeline Lilly’s firing from her role as Hope Van Dyne, aka The Wasp, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She’s next set to appear in Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania due out in the summer of 2023. The sequel wrapped filming in November according to Marvel, so it doesn’t seem particularly likely any cancel campaigns will eject her from that project, but that isn’t stopping the fans.

Along with a lot of understandable comparisons drawn between Evangeline Lilly and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Letitia Wright — whose supposed ant-vaccination views are rumored to have caused issues on the set of her film — there are a lot of tweets speculating on what could be a growing frustration in Marvel Studios and the Mouse House at Lilly, Wright, and any other actors pushing similar views.

Speaking of Letitia Wright, the comparisons between her and Evangeline Lilly have been so numerous, that it actually got Wright’s name trending as well. One area of concern to a lot of fans is whether or not the campaign to cancel Lilly will be as fierce as it’s been against Wright. And, if not, what that says about the motivations behind the outrage.

This isn’t the first time Evangeline Lilly has been criticized for taking an unpopular stance in regard to the pandemic though she might have a tougher time escaping this dust-up. Back in March 2020, the actress posted a picture of a cup of tea to her Instagram. In the caption, she wrote, “Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp. They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing.” And then added the hashtag “#businessasusual.” Fans took offense to what they saw as Lilly making light of what others were going through.

Ten days later, Evangeline Lilly walked back hard. She posted another picture to her Instagram with a lengthy writing in her caption. Among other things, Lilly apologized for the earlier post, confessing that it showed “insensitivity.” Things died down for a while for the actress, but we’ll have to wait and see if they likewise simmer down this time.