Evangeline Lilly Takes it Back About COVID-19, She’s Now Self-Isolating

As we previously reported, Evangeline Lilly had once criticized the response to COVID-19, claiming that people were going overboard.

Now, she’s clearly changed her tune after apologizing for her prior comments.

“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,” she wrote on Instagram. “At the time of my Mar 16th post, the directives from the authorities here were that we not congregate in groups of more than 250ppl and that we wash our hands regularly, which we were doing.”

She continued, “Two days later, those directives changed and, despite my intense trepidation over the socioeconomic and political repercussions of this course of action, PLEASE KNOW I AM DOING MY PART TO FLATTEN THE CURVE, PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAYING HOME WITH MY FAMILY.”

She then apologized for her prior comments.

“I want to offer sincere and heartfelt apology for the insensitivity I showed in my previous post to the very real suffering and fear that has gripped the world through COVID19,” she added. “Grandparents, parents, children, sisters and brothers are dying, the world is rallying to find a way to stop this very real threat, and my ensuing silence has sent a dismissive, arrogant and cryptic message. My direct and sincere apologies to those most affected by this pandemic. I never meant to hurt you.”

Thanks for coming around, Evangeline. It takes a big person to apologize.