Jenny McCarthy is getting tons of hate on Twitter again for making false claims that her son Evan’s autism was brought on by vaccinations he received as a child. ‘The View’ co-host made the mistake of asking her followers what they look for in a mate, and instead of getting a bunch of romantic answers she was hit with people stating they look for someone who makes sure their children are vaccinated. Touché, Twitter users.
Jenny McCarthy is getting a dose of her own medicine. On Thursday, March 13, The View co-host caused an uproar on Twitter when her followers used the hashtag “#JennyAsks” to let her know they do not agree with her claims that vaccinations caused her son’s autism.
Jenny McCarthy Slammed For Vaccination Beliefs
Jenny McCarthy is under fire again for claims that her 11-year-old son Evan was diagnosed with autism as a side effect of his necessary childhood vaccinations.
On Thursday, March 13, Jenny harmlessly asked her Twitter followers a question to spark casual conversation. The question had nothing to do with autism or immunizations, but after Kristin Cavallari admitted that she has decided not to vaccinate her children the topic was brought back into the spotlight. Twitter users started using Jenny’s hashtag to let her know how they felt about her troubling vaccination beliefs, and it looks like just about everyone disagrees with her.
Here’s what Jenny asked her followers on Twitter:
What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate? Reply using #JennyAsks
And here is just a taste of the backlash Jenny received on the #JennyAsks tag:
My ideal mate (my wife) is smart and loves science/vaccines. Basically the opposite of you, Jenny. #JennyAsks
Getting real sage advice from scientists and NOT nonsense from Playboy playmates. #JennyAsks
As a researcher who grew up the older brother of a man with autism, I prefer the those who choose legit science over profiteering #JennyAsks
#jennyasks I’d much rather have an autistic mate than a mate with measles, or even worse: a selfish mate who wont vaccinate his kids.
Studies Prove Vaccinations Do Not Cause Autism
Reports that autism was caused by vaccinations against deadly diseases came after a 1998 case study written by Dr. Andrew Wakefield. In 2011, Dr. Wakefield’s study was discredited after being proven fraudulent and an investigation revealed that some of the case studies had been altered. Great Britain has since stripped Dr. Wakefield of his medical license.
Following Dr. Wakefield’s discredited study, The Institute of Medicine once again confirmed that autism was not caused by vaccinations after conducting the first comprehensive safety review of immunizations in 2012. The study revealed that although vaccinations do cause occasional side effects such as fever triggered seizures, brain inflammation, and fainting, there was absolutely no findings linking them to autism.
Tell us, HollyMoms — Do you think Jenny deserves the backlash for her beliefs? What are your thoughts on vaccinations? Let us know your thoughts!
— Lauren Cox