We’ve had mixed submissions from readers for Evangeline Lilly, and so have removed her from our typical +/- scale.
Multiple people have submitted that she refused to isolate, said “she values her own freedom over other people’s lives”, referred to COVID as a “respiratory flu,” & inferred it is a political ploy (USAToday).
However, others have stated, as the above article does, that she has apologized for refusing to self-quarantine (CNN).
We believe that making judgements about the nature of people’s actions is always difficult, and so for individuals, we attempt to be extra careful about reducing their actions to the rather simplistic metric we use on most listings on the site. In these cases, we try to present as much information as we can, as well as the contrasting perspectives, and rate the entry as “it’s complicated”.
We hope that these listings will also help encourage readers to always take a pluralistic perspective on what they read online.