Once again, an ACTOR is telling the public about a serious HEALTH concern that exists only in the anti-vax community.
A celebrity critic of vaccines and former partner of another star with an autistic child has taken to social media to denounce a new California law requiring most children be vaccinated.
Here are the tweets where Carrey, known for the movies Dumb and Dumber, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Mask (among many others), calls the governor a fascist, the CDC corrupt and still thinks there is thimerosal in vaccines and that it’s mercury poisoning.
Someone enlighten me on why I should take seriously the rantings of a TV and film actor with no scientific or medical training over the US Centers for Disease Control experts and centuries of work on immunization? Quite the hubris he has!
I don’t take his claims seriously. And neither should you.
This raving nonsense is the reaction of someone still steeped in the Green Our Vaccines ideas. As you can see, Carrey does not call himself anti-vaccine but he really is since his understanding about them is so flawed. He’s been saying the same “I’m not anti-vax” thing since 2008. Being anti-vaccine is an obvious numbskull idea since it is such an impressive health measure that has saved millions of lives. Myths of vaccines being toxic are old. It seems like people never learn. Neither has Carrey. He’s still on the same celebrity soapbox, while his state officials have done the reasonable thing and passed a strict bill regarding childhood vaccinations. Reason and evidence simply doesn’t work on such a person who takes advantage of his position to spread dangerous misinformation. It may very well hurt his career (which is not in such a stellar place right now).
You’re a joke, Jim. But, we’re not laughing.
Addition: Kirstie Alley also joins in the silly hissy-fits about the anti-vax law. So incredibly ridiculous.