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Maggie Grace Throws Shade at Her 'Lost' Co-Star Evangeline Lilly For Coronavirus Comments

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By Zachary Holt

Who would've thought that a show from the early 2000s would be so much engrained into the drama surrounding people's perspective on being quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic?

Last week, the 'Lost' star, Evangeline Lilly, ruffled some feathers when she made comments about refusing to self-quarantine herself and children despite the COVID-19 outbreak spreading rapidly throughout the world.

According to Lilly, she claimed that she valued her freedom over her life, which fell on countless deaf ears that asked her to consider her role in potentially transmitting it to others who were elderly or in a compromised state. Now, one of her 'Lost' co-stars has reacted to Lilly's comments.

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Apparently we shouldn't be expecting a 'Lost' reunion any time soon based on the comment that Maggie Grace Denig left on Lilly's Instagram post. In the lengthy comment, Denig criticized Lilly's approach and overall attitude to the coronavirus pandemic and even made reference to one of the other cast members, Daniel Dae Kim, who had contracted the COVID-19 virus.

"There’s no need to panic, but at the same time this is about all of us – the vulnerable, the immunocompromised, older folks," Denig wrote. "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 health system."

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"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 effect [sic] your dad and those in your community as ventilators run out," she said.

Denig then asked the Canadian actress the reconsider her opinion about the pandemic and the subsequent effects from choosing not to assist in propagating its spread any further. "You kids will be fine without gymnastics, I promise :). Be well," she continued. "PS Daniel said he is doing a lot better btw. I don’t know, Maybe you guys want to chat?"

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That last dig at Lilly referenced Daniel Dae Kim who had recently announced he tested positive for the coronavirus on March 19. Fortunately, the actor took to social media two days later and informed his fans that he was recovering and feeling much better than he had previously.

"I am happy to report that my progress has continued and I feel practically back to normal. I am lucky to be in the 80 percent of diagnosed cases that have not required hospitalization, that’s an important statistic," he said during an Instagram video post. "I’ve pretty much been staying in bed, taking my medication, but as of now I have no symptoms other than a little residual congestion which should clear of very soon."

Lilly Comes Under Fire For 'Tone-Deaf- and 'Insensitive' Commentary

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Lilly first came under fire last week by presuming a 'business as usual' approach to her life, despite public health organizations encouraging people to 'self-quarantine' and pratice 'social-distancing'. "I have two young kids. Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives," Lilly said on Instagram, after revealing that she had just dropped her children off at the regularly scheduled gymnastics practice.

The 'Antman' star has also received massive backlash from other celebrities who believe Lilly's message to people is 'tone-deaf' and insensitive.

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