McCarthy tries to save face by pulling back on her anti-vax stance. She fails.
Former playmate and current hostess of The View, Jenny McCarthy got the opportunity to “clarify” her thoughts on vaccines and autism Saturday in an Op-Ed published in the Chicago Sun-Times.
She comes right out the gate saying, “I am not “anti-vaccine.” This is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position that I have recently adopted. For years, I have repeatedly stated that I am, in fact, “pro-vaccine” and for years I have been wrongly branded as “anti-vaccine.”
McCarthy is notorious for saying, “The idea that vaccines are a primary cause of autism is not as crackpot as some might wish. Autism’s 60-fold rise in 30 years matches a tripling of the U.S. vaccine schedule.”
But Orac responds to this and is unforgiving as she “tries to rewrite history”:
So what do you call someone who repeats common antivaccine tropes? Either she’s antivaccine or she’s so scientifically ignorant as to be uneducable. Take your pick about McCarthy.
And then it gets nasty. She never said anything about the anti-vaccination signs and statements from people she supported. It seems like she is facing the heat that she is known as the world’s biggest celebrity anti-vaxxer. And kids suffer and die.