Queen in the North, Sophie Turner, has seemingly taken aim at Ant-Man star Evangeline Lilly after she shared on Instagram that she won’t be social distancing because she values her freedom.
In short, Lilly posted on Instagram last week about how it’s just #businessasusual for her. The actor said she had just dropped her kids off at gymnastics camp. “They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing,” she wrote.
People were pissed, to say the least. Many thought Lilly’s post was irresponsible and selfish and an awful use of her platform especially as officials around the world are urging people to practice social distancing and flatten the curve. So Lilly defended herself in the comments of her post.
“I am living with my father at the moment, who has stage four leukemia,” she wrote in a reply to one fan. “I am also immune-compromised at the moment. I have two young kids. Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices. With love and respect.”
Lilly said the situation in the States is “too close to martial law for my comfort already, all in the name of a respiratory flu.”
“Let’s be vigilant right now. And kind. Watchful and gracious – keeping a close eye on our leaders, making sure they don’t abuse this moment to steal away more freedoms and grab more power, but gracious with each other as we try to navigate the unknown dangers of a modern, global world and power structure.” She thanked the commenter for her thoughts, concluding her response with “I have heard you.”
On Instagram Live, Turner appeared to shit all over Lilly’s coronavirus stance. She didn’t explicitly mention the actor’s name, but she did quote “freedom” in her post.
“Stay inside. Don’t be fucking stupid, even if you count your ‘freedom’ over … your health. I don’t give a fuck about your freedom, you can be infecting other people, other vulnerable people by doing this. So stay inside guys, it’s not cool, it’s not big, and it’s not clever.”
And as always, Turner added “and that’s the tea.”