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Marvel actress Evangeline Lilly shares she attended anti-vaccine mandate rally

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Actress Evangeline Lilly has revealed she attended the Defeat the Mandates rally in Washington, DC, the same event where Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was criticized for comments comparing US vaccination policies to the Holocaust.

Lilly, who plays Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” movies, posted photos from the gathering on his personal Instagram account on Thursday.

In the post, she said she didn’t believe anyone should be “forced to inject anything into their body, against their will.” A photo in Lilly’s post includes a person holding a sign that reads “vaxxed democrat for medical freedom.”

“It’s not healthy. It’s not love,” Lilly wrote. “I understand the world is afraid, but I don’t believe responding to fear with force will solve our problems.”

It’s unclear if Lilly, who wrapped filming “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” last year, is vaccinated. A Lilly spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lilly has previously come under fire and apologized for her comments about the pandemic.

In March 2020, she posted on Instagram that her family was not self-isolating and it was “#businessasusual” in her household despite recommendations from public health officials to stay home. She also responded to a fan comment downplaying the coronavirus, calling it a “respiratory flu.”

“I want to sincerely and sincerely apologize for the insensitivity I demonstrated in my previous post to the very real pain and fear that has gripped the world through COVID19,” she said. later. “Grandparents, parents, children, sisters and brothers are dying, the world is rallying together to find a way to end this very real threat, and my ensuing silence sent a dismissive, arrogant and cryptic.”

Sunday’s mandatory anti-vaccination rally has made headlines in recent days because of Kennedy, son of the late U.S. senator and presidential candidate and nephew of President John F. Kennedy.

In a speech at the rally, Kennedy compared vaccination policies to the authoritarian regime of Nazi Germany, where an estimated 6 million Jews were killed in Adolf Hitler’s genocide. He apologized for Tuesday’s remarks, saying he intended to highlight “examples of past barbarism to show the dangers of new technologies of control”.

Kennedy is well known for speaking out against vaccines, and he was condemned by the Anti-Defamation League in 2015 for making similar comments comparing vaccine mandates and the Holocaust.

Marvel actress Evangeline Lilly shares she attended anti-vaccine mandate rally

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