COVID-19 vaccine mandates, posting on social media that she joined thousands of protesters in Washington, DC in an effort to “support bodily sovereignty”.The actress, best known for her work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Hobbit franchises, shared a collection of photos from the rally on Instagram, alongside a quote from capital investor Naval Ravikant reading: “All tyranny begins with the desire to coerce others for the greater good.”The rally itself took place last Sunday (January 23) at the Washington Monument in DC’s National Mall.
Among those speaking at the event was Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (a nephew of former US president John F. Kennedy), who, as CNN reports, likened vaccine mandates in the US to Nazi Germany.“I believe nobody should ever be forced to inject their body with anything, against their will,” Lilly wrote in her post, citing a range of threats and consequences that she believes those refusing the vaccine are subject to.“This is not the way.
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.”A post shared by Evangeline Lilly (@evangelinelillyofficial)This week’s post isn’t the first time Lilly has turned heads over her conduct during the COVID-19 pandemic.