In recent years, a growing number of celebrities have been speaking out against the dangers of vaccinations. Some of these famous people believe that the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine caused their children to develop autism. Other celebrities simply think that vaccinations should be a personal choice that is not mandated by the government.
Who is the most famous celebrity anti-vaxxer? Charlie Sheen tops this list. In 2008, he wrote a legal letter to his daughters' doctor, which stated that he did not consent to the vaccinations, reportedly viewing them as "poison." TV personality Jenny McCarthy is perhaps the most famous face of the anti-vaccine movement, as she believes that the MMR vaccine caused autism in her son, Evan.
Many other celebrities have chosen to not vaccinate their children, due to their beliefs that the vaccines cause autism or are otherwise harmful and unnecessary for their kids.Do you think that there is a link between vaccines and autism? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
In an Instagram post on June 7, 2018, Kat Von D discussed her pregnancy and all of the unsolicited advice she was receiving in regards to child-rearing. In this post, she announced that she would not be vaccinating her child:
I knew the minute we announced our pregnancy that we would be bombarded with unsolicited advice. Some good and some questionable - unsolicited none the less. I also was prepared for the backlash and criticism we would get if we decided to be open about our personal approach to our pregnancy... And, if you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticize, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you - try being an openly pregnant vegan on Instagram, having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations.
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Like his ex-girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carrey believes that certain vaccines cause autism. He spoke out against vaccinating children on Twitter on June 30th, stating that "California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in mandatory vaccines. This corporate fascist must be stopped."
Carrey went on to call the CDC "corrupt," but also explained that he isn't against ALL vaccinations. He Tweeted, "I am not anti-vaccine. I am anti-thimerosal, anti-mercury. They have taken some of the mercury laden thimerosal out of vaccines. NOT ALL!"
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Jenny McCarthy may be the most vocal anti-vaxxer celebrity. She believes that the MMR vaccine caused her son Evan's autism.(Source)
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In an interview with Rolling Stone, rapper Kevin Gates claimed that his three-year-old daughter was more advanced than her toddler peers because she had never been vaccinated. He said, "I know why she’s so accelerated. She’s never been vaccinated before. That’s why she’s so accelerated, she doesn’t have mercury in her body or things to that nature.”
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