Evangeline Lilly, is a Marvel actress in “Ant-Man” series has spoken out asking why men are being villainized.
In a lengthy Instagram post Lilly wrote:
“Why are we only applauding masculinity in women and villainizing it in men? And why are we only applauding femininity in men and debasing it in women? Why can’t we just allow for all of it? Why do we feel the need to vilify a man wearing sh*t-kicker boots, driving a pick-up truck who’s not afraid to punch someone in the face, but if they were a woman, they would be the epitome of cool? Why is a man who loves make-up, cries easily and stays at home to tend to the domestic responsibilities valiant, but a woman who does the same is pathetic?”
She continued, “I think the truly revolutionary act is as old as time: “Do not judge.” – Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, etc. Let each be who they are and let us teach grace and charity above all things.”
The action movie star even quoted St. Augustine, who wrote, “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”
This isn’t the first time Lilly has jumped into hot-button issues.
During the pandemic Evangeline Lilly joined anti-vaccine mandate protests in Canada.
The Marvel superstar said that she wasn’t shy about telling Disney how she felt about mandates and got their support.
“I’ve had direct conversations with them that I have instigated, and they’ve always said, ‘That’s not our business. That’s not for us to tell you how to live your life or what opinions to have,’” the actress said.
“And I actually even got a really supportive phone call from Peyton Reed [Marvel director] at one point and just saying like, ‘Just so you know, there’s some rumors spreading about Marvel ditching you or canceling you. And that didn’t come from Marvel and that didn’t come from us, so just ignore that,” she added.