Evangeline Lilly of 'Lost' Fame Refuses to Self- Isolate Amid COVID-19 Outbreak & Fans Are Disappointed

People all over the world are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic in different ways. “Lost” actress, Evangeline Lilly, recently took to social media to share her personal thoughts and some of her fans weren’t pleased.

Taking to her Instagram account, Lilly, 40, shared two images of her cup of morning tea and revealed in her caption that she’d “Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp.” The actress also shared that her children had washed “their hands before going in.”

She explained how they were “playing and laughing,” and that for her it was “#businessasusual.” The “Ant-Man and the Wasp” actress’s fans responded to the post with some of them wanting to know why she wasn’t self-isolating.

Evangeline Lilly at the world premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019, in California | Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

Evangeline Lilly at the world premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019, in California | Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

Lilly prefers freedom over self-isolation

Some others agreed with her methods. The star explained that she was staying with her father who was diagnosed with stage 4 leukemia but didn’t seem concerned about possibly exposing him to the virus.

Some people value their lives over freedom

A fan reacts to Evangeline Lilly's post where she reveals she's not self-isolating on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

A fan reacts to Evangeline Lilly's post where she reveals she's not self-isolating on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

Fans disappointed with Evangeline

Lilly responded to her “disappointed” fans who felt she was being “selfish” by sharing that she didn’t want to lose her “freedom.” The actress articulated her feelings as such:

“Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices.”

A fan reacts to Evangeline Lilly's post where she reveals she's not self-isolating on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

A fan reacts to Evangeline Lilly's post where she reveals she's not self-isolating on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

COVID-19 called a respiratory flu

She went as far as claiming that the coronavirus was just a “respiratory flu” and shared her worry that the government was using it to take too much control. Lilly complained that she felt she was living under Martial Law.

A fan reacts to Evangeline Lilly's post where she reveals she's not self-isolating on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

A fan reacts to Evangeline Lilly's post where she reveals she's not self-isolating on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

Actress is open to learning

The star asked her fans to be “kind” and “vigilant,” shared that “we’re in this together” and thanked them for “listening.” The actress also explained that she was open to learning and was willing to reconsider her position.

A fan reacts to Evangeline Lilly's post where she reveals she's not self-isolating on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

A fan reacts to Evangeline Lilly's post where she reveals she's not self-isolating on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

Human-rights activist past

She also claimed that she had heard her fan’s concerns. Her latest opinions seem contradictory for someone who was “an antipoverty and human-rights activist in college.”

An Evangeline Lilly fan responds to her post about not self-isolating amid corornavirus outbreak on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

An Evangeline Lilly fan responds to her post about not self-isolating amid corornavirus outbreak on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

Star’s acting credits

Fans will recognize Lilly from films like "Avengers: Endgame" (2019,) "Little Evil" (2017), "Ant-Man" (2015), "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" (2014), and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" (2013) just to name a few.

Evangeline Lilly responds to fans about the coronavirus pandemic on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

Evangeline Lilly responds to fans about the coronavirus pandemic on March 16, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/evangelinelillyofficial

Her background

The actress was born as Nicole Evangeline Lilly on August 3, 1979. She was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.

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