The "Lost" star, Evangeline Lily, took to Instagram to apologize for her insensitive comments surrounding the current global pandemic, Coronavirus.
The movie star penned a long emotional caption under her most recent picture on the app. Under a photo of her family playing a board game, the actress offered her sincere and heartfelt apology.
Evangeline Lilly at the world premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019, in California | Photo: Getty Images
Her apology was for the insensitivity shown in a post she shared some days ago. She addressed it to those most affected by the pandemic. She wrote:
"My direct and sincere apologies to those most affected by this pandemic. I never meant to hurt you. When I wrote that post ten days ago, I thought I was infusing calm into the hysteria."
The actress penned that she is so grieved by the ongoing loss of life and also very concerned for the communities and will follow responsible recommendations for how to help.
The famous movie star came under fire for her comments as regards the ongoing pandemic when she posted that it is still #businessasuaual in her house.
She posted a picture of a cup of tea on Instagram and captioned that she just dropped her kids off at Gymnastic Camp with the hashtag.
Lily was dragged by many fans and colleagues in the comment section for her arrogant and insensitive attitude to the ongoing pandemic.
She, however, responded that the virus might be a hoax to limit people's freedom and also downplayed the virus by referring to it as just "common flu."
Maggie Grace, Lily's former co-star on "Lost," described her comments as "concerning" and asked that she should show some compassion.
She asked that the actress show compassion for the people living in the community and also her grandfather she lives with, whom she said has stage 4 leukemia. She wrote:
"Think about how these small decisions affect your dad and those in your community as ventilators run out."
However, Evangeline Lily clarified that she has been social distancing with her family since March 18, following the directives. While apologizing profusely for her previous comments, She stressed that she has been doing her part to "flatten the curve and will continue to do so."
The actress ended her heartfelt apology on a happy note as she said she is delighted to see the humanity this period has brought out in people.