There are some people in Hollywood who are adamantly against the use of vaccines. They think that they are responsible for a number of problems, including learning disabilities, asthma and autism. This debate – pro-vaccination versus anti-vaccination – has been raging for years. Choosing not to vaccinate your child is still a pretty big deal, but there are a number of celebrities out there who think it is better for their children if they don’t get vaccinated. We’ve rounded up 7 celebrities who are openly anti-vaccine. Their opinions are definitely controversial, but they’re loud and proud and they refuse to let their views be ignored!
7. Jim Carrey
When Jim Carrey was dating Jenny McCarthy, he seemed to be against vaccinations. He openly admitted that he was skeptical of the scientific consensus that there are no links between childhood vaccinations and the development of autism and wrote an article for the Huffington Post where he questions vaccine research: “If we are to believe that the ruling of the ‘vaccine court’ in these cases mean that all vaccines are safe, then we must also consider the rulings of that same court in the Hannah Polling and Bailey Banks cases, which ruled vaccines were the cause of autism and therefore assume that all vaccines are unsafe. Clearly both are irresponsible assumptions, and neither option is prudent.”
The “Dumb and Dumber” star also led a “Green Our Vaccines” march and rally in 2008 in Washington D.C. with his former girlfriend to advocate for the elimination of toxins from children’s vaccines and to change children’s vaccination schedules. They believe kids receive “too many vaccines, too soon, many of which are toxic.”