Jenny learns people want a mate who understands statistics and gets vaccinated

I think this was not her intended outcome, but it sure says volumes.

Jenny McCarthy Learns Over Twitter That A Lot Of People Want A Mate Who Is Vaccinated.

Jenny posted this tweet, no doubt expecting to get an array of responses regarding what people find attractive in a potential mate.

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What she received was a slew of feedback from skeptics, including friend of DN, Bob Blaskiewicz, about her anti-vaccination views.

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Face it, Jenny, you are still VERY MUCH associated with anti-vaccination views which have been more than completely debunked and rather effectively ridiculed.

She’s done a lot of damage with her misinformation and deserves to be called out on it. No apologizes from critics – she needs to renounce these ridiculous and irresponsible views. Until then, the public has a right to keep throwing this issue into the media. This was a brilliant wave of skeptical activism that got attention.

You can read the other responses here. She gets support from proponents of quackery like Dana Ullman, but the thread is full of pithy replies about her anti-vax attitudes.

Regardless, we have another actress saying she’s “read too many books” to vaccinate. Obviously, she’s reading other non-experts. How irresponsible and ignorant. Don’t take medical advice from misinformed celebrities.

Meanwhile, there is an outbreak of measles. Thanks, Jenny.
Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC. – The Daily Beast.

Tip: Bob Blaskiewicz

  5 comments for “Jenny learns people want a mate who understands statistics and gets vaccinated

  1. March 16, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    There is another measles outbreak currently taking place in British Columbia’s Bible Belt. It started in a religious school from one unvaccinated infected student, but now it is spreading out to the general public. Here’s two recent news articles on the situation.

    “Chilliwack pastor tells congregation vaccines interfere with God’s care:Vaccination rates ‘very low’ in community at centre of measles outbreak”

    http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Chilliwack+pastor+tells+congregation+vaccines+interfere+with/9620133/story.html

    “Measles spreading in Fraser Valley East: Fraser Health warns cases of measles now entering general population in Chilliwack and Agassiz”

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/measles-spreading-in-fraser-valley-east-1.2571920

  2. Travis
    March 16, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    I wonder for how much longer anti-vaxxers will be able to publish books (that is, have an audience) spouting pseudoscience like this.

  3. March 16, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    I’m afraid it’s like Kevin Trudeau – anti-vaxxers will continue to publish books “they” don’t want published for as long as enough people buy them. But freedom of speech works both ways, and “they,” er, we need to keep calling them out on their spoutings.

    • March 18, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      Trudeau won’t be publishing any books or running any infomercials for the next 10 years. He just got sentenced, and it was a Federal case so there’s no parole.

  4. March 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    #AskJenny fail! See why people are laughing so hard over ‘spectacular’ Jenny McCarthy takedown | Twitchy. http://twitchy.com/2014/03/16/askjenny-fail-see-why-people-are-laughing-so-hard-over-spectacular-jenny-mccarthy-takedown/

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