The 56-year-old actress is married to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 68, who has long been an outspoken critic of vaccines and mandates as the topic continues to be a divisive issue across the country amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
"Even in Hitler Germany, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland, you could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did," he said in a recent speech, footage of which went viral earlier this week on social media. "Today, the mechanisms are being put in place that will make it so none of us can run, and none of us can hide."
He has since apologized for the comments.
Fans were also quick to call upon Hines to speak out on the issue.
Fans continued to press Hines, with one suggesting she should have called Kennedy "wrong" for having mentioned Frank and the Holocaust.
"Yes, I agree with you," she replied.
The actress clarified her comments in a statement shared on Twitter.
"My husband’s reference to Anne Frank at a mandate rally in D.C. was reprehensible and insensitive," she said. "The atrocities that millions endured during the Holocaust should never be compared to anyone or anything. His opinions are not a reflection of my own."
Kennedy later apologized himself, writing on Twitter: "I apologize for my reference to Anne Frank, especially to families that suffered the Holocaust horrors. My intention was to use examples of past barbarism to show the perils from new technologies of control. To the extent my remarks caused hurt, I am truly and deeply sorry."