Celebrities have had some thoughts about the coronavirus pandemic. And they probably should have kept most of those thoughts to themselves.
From Vanessa Hudgens’ bizarre rant about how it’s NBD that hundreds of thousands of people could die to the tone-deaf “Imagine” cover led by Gal Gadot, it seems like way too many celebs have a hot take about COVID-19. At least all this drama gives us something to gossip about while we work from home!
Perhaps the worst offender, however, was former “Lost” star Evangeline Lilly. The 40-year-old mom boasted on Instagram that she was going about “business as usual,” including dropping her kids off at gymnastics camp.
When fans wanted to know why Lilly thought it was cool to continue business as usual in the middle of a pandemic, she fired back with the weirdest, most wrong-headed response: She’s currently living with her dad, 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.”
Lilly said that even though her family is at a much higher risk of getting seriously ill, COVID-19 is just “a respiratory flu.” She also implied that the orders to stay home and self-isolate might be part of a larger political plot. She writes that there is “something every election year” and that we should watch our leaders to make sure “they don’t abuse this moment to steal away more freedoms and grab more power.”
There’s so much wrong with Evangeline Lilly’s statements that I can’t even deal with it. Luckily, our Queen in the North, Sophie “Sansa” Turner, knows just what to say.
Sophie Turner, who is currently pregnant with her first child with hubby Joe Jonas, shared her thoughts on the epidemic via Instagram Live–and she doesn’t hold back in dragging Lilly.
“Stay inside. Don’t be f–king stupid. Even if you count your ‘freedom over […] your health.’ I don’t give a f–k 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.”
Although Turner didn’t call out Evangeline Lilly by name, it’s clear who she’s talking about. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are staying home and self-isolating with their families. Although the famous pair can’t exactly work from home, they’re doing what they can to keep us all entertained by calling out celebrity BS when they see it.