Boy, Evangeline Lilly has really caused a stir here lately.
First it was the controversial post she had on her Instagram regarding happiness. Here is that post:
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(The whole page is included, so that the whole page can be read 😉) There are some people frustrated with this post. For those of you who feel that only a rich person could express this sentiment…a few thoughts: I grew up #poorproud. We had very little as a family, my parents just scraped by and they were (and remain) some of the happiest people I know. Amazingly so. They are now financially comfortable and their happiness hasn’t changed. Personally, when I got my big acting break on Lost, I was driving a beat-up old car with duct tape for a back window and I was living in low-income housing. For the following ten years as Lost shot me to international stardom and financial freedom, I was more unhappy than I’d ever been. Money had not made me happier (not that I expected it would) and fame had actually made me less happy. I am not suggesting that the impacts of dire poverty are negligible. I am dedicated to my humanitarian work. The primary goal of that work is lifting people out of poverty. But I AM in agreement with these experts who say that if you are lucky enough to have enough, MORE is unlikely to make you much happier. Maybe a little happier? Maybe a lot happier for a moment?? But, ultimately, in the long run, happiness doesn’t come from more material gain. This book is a powerful and interesting read that I would recommend for anyone, but especially for parents who are fortunate enough to be wealthy. #enoughisenough #moneycantbuyhappiness 📚 #thepriceofpriviledge #drmadelinelevine #books #parenting #parentingbooks.
Her point was that being rich doesn’t guarantee happiness. But many either didn’t see it that way or interpreted her comments differently. And therefore it sparked a very heated debate..albeit..a much needed one.
But then just recently…with the Coronavirus wreaking havoc worldwide and everyone on high alert and doing everything they can to protect themselves…she posted this on her Instagram:
Responding to her fans’ concerns and judgmental comments, Lilly revealed that she’s living with her father, who has stage 4 leukemia. “I am also immune compromised at the moment,” she added. “I have two young kids. Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices.”
The former “Lost” star said she considers COVID-19 simply a “respiratory flu” and believes the government is taking too much control.
And so as you can imagine, non fans and even fans of Evangeline Lilly, were not happy:
coronavirus is like a blacklight for celebrity clownship https://t.co/PC305eS7iA— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) March 19, 2020
Evangeline Lilly being a COVID-19 truther was not something I had on my apocalypse bingo card I must admit. https://t.co/ExYIGN4tt3— Katelynn McGinley (@katelynnmorgan) March 19, 2020
Some just poked fun at it:
Paul Rudd the next time Evangeline Lilly comes hear him: pic.twitter.com/MTkVSAWc7L— botoxed camel (@mccbumgarner) March 19, 2020
on my way to pick up gal gadot, evangeline lilly, and vanessa hudgens. y’all need anything? pic.twitter.com/cvI1TPq1Zg— levi (@_TheBabashook) March 19, 2020
evangeline lilly is the patient 31 of celebrities pic.twitter.com/vqRgGXg5E2— A Litle Creacher (@TheOnly_MG) March 19, 2020
Read the entire story over at pagesix.com.
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