The coronavirus outbreak has had a global impact leading nations across the world to go under temporary lockdown and urge their citizens to adopt self-quarantine. Several steps are being taken up by the people to combat the spread of COVID-19. However, still, some fail to understand the intensity of the current situation and how to go about the same.
Now, Evangeline Lilly has come under fire from former Lost co-star Maggie Grace, who has slammed the Avengers: Endgame actress for her blasé attitude towards coronavirus restrictions in the US.
The ugly spat comes just days after Daniel Dae Kim - former Lost co-star, confirmed he had been diagnosed with COVID-19, which is sweeping the globe.
Taking it to her Instagram handle Lilly had asserted that she values her freedom more than anything else, and had liked the coronavirus to a ‘respiratory flu’.
“There’s no need to panic, but at the same time this is about all of us – the vulnerable, the immunocompromised, older folks. Sure, it’s a free country, but how about choosing to exercise some of that wonderful freedom to have some compassion, trust the extensive science here and not overwhelm the health system. No doctor should have to choose which patients get life-saving care and which patients get sent home to die – the sort of triage that is tragically happening in Italy right now. Think about how these small decisions affect your dad and those in your community as ventilators run out,” Grace wrote in a comment.
Then, making a reference to their Lost co-star Daniel Dae Kim, who has tested positive for the virus, Grace concluded, “PS Daniel said he is doing a lot better btw. I don’t know, Maybe you guys want to chat.”
Previously, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner had also slammed Lilly’s comments. In an Instagram video, Turner had said, “Stay inside. Don’t be f---ing stupid. Even if you count your – “ [does air quotes] ‘freedom over ... your health.’ I don’t give a f--- about your freedom. You could be infecting other people, other vulnerable people around you by doing this. So stay inside guys! It’s not cool, it’s not big, and it’s not clever… And that’s the tea.”