Hoo, boy. This coronavirus pandemic has some celebrities acting all kinds of reckless! First Vanessa Hudgens claimed that people dying from the virus was "inevitable," then Gal Gadot subjected us to her and her celeb friends' cover of "Imagine", and now Evangeline Lilly is out here refusing to self-quarantine.
Yep, despite warnings from across the globe, the Lost and Ant-Man actress refuses to stay the hell home to avoid catching and spreading the virus through person-to-person contact. On top of ignoring warnings from experts in the health industry, Evangeline took to Instagram to tell everyone she's putting herself, her family, and so many others at risk. (BTW, she said she's immunocompromised and living with her father, who has stage four leukemia, which makes her decision even more dangerous.)
Earlier this week, she posted a picture of some tea (wow, so clever) and captioned it, "Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp. They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing. #BusinessAsUsual." When many of her followers rightfully called her out for this irresponsible post, she replied:
"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. 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."
She also added this kicker, "I have two young kids. Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices."
Uhh, can someone tell her she can have both if she just does her part to make sure this virus doesn't spread faster?
Of course, not everyone can stay inside and ride this out for various reasons, but for those who can work and learn from home, actually have somewhere to stay, and have underlying health conditions, it's highly recommended. Ignoring warnings from medical experts, international organizations, and the government isn't just extremely selfish—in this case, it can be deadly.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.