Jenny McCarthy Defends Comments Against Huge Backlash: "I'm Not 'Anti-Vaccine'"

0
1
Subscribe to Jenny McCarthy alerts

Jenny McCarthy has finally responded to the huge backlash she received when revealing her controversial anti-vaccination stance.

The television personality was thought to be against vaccinated children ever since her son was diagnosed with the condition in 2005 at age 2.

McCarthy allegedly believed getting the vaccination could have led her child to suffer from the condition.

The 41 year-old has finally cleared up what her actual thoughts on vaccinating children are, in a column she wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times, published Saturday (April 12th).

"I am not 'anti-vaccine,'" McCarthy wrote as the column's opening. "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.'"

"My beautiful son, Evan, inspired this mother to question the 'one size fits all' philosophy of the recommended vaccine schedule," she continued, referring to the many years she has attempted to argue certain vaccinations cause the condition in young children.

Last month McCarthy was blasted on Twitter by social media users who claimed she was 'anti-vaccination', when she was tweeting about a completely unrelated topic.

"What happened to critical thinking? What happened to asking questions because every child is different?" McCarthy asked. "I embarked on this quest not only for myself and my family, but for countless parents who shared my desire for knowledge that could lead to options and alternate schedules, but never to eliminate the vaccines."

"For my child, I asked for a schedule that would allow one shot per visit instead of the multiple shots they were and still are giving infants." She wrote.

MORE: Jenny McCarthy slams claims that she lied about her son's autism

"I believe in the importance of a vaccine program and I believe parents have the right to choose one poke per visit. I've never told anyone to not vaccinate," McCarthy made her stance clear. "Should a child with the flu receive six vaccines in one doctor visit? Should a child with a compromised immune system be treated the same way as a robust, healthy child? Shouldn't a child with a family history of vaccine reactions have a different plan? Or at least the right to ask questions?"

'The View' co-host concluded with: One size does not fit all," adding, "God help us all if gray is no longer an option."

Jenny McCarthy
McCarthy and her son, Evan


Contactmusic

Tags: Jenny McCarthy

0
1
Subscribe to Jenny McCarthy alerts
Advertisement

More Jenny Mccarthy

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Land Own A&E Reality Show

Newlyweds Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg will be bringing their love to a television screen in the form of a new reality show that will...

Jenny McCarthy Gushes About "The Best Husband Out There" Donnie Wahlberg

It is clear that Jenny McCarthy is head over heels in love with new husband Donnie Wahlberg, and since they only tied the knot in...

5 Things You Really Didn't Need/Want To Know About Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg's Sex Life

Jenny McCarthy is not known for her subtlety but she went a step too far whilst appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday (22nd...

Jenny McCarthy Opens Up About Sex Life With Donnie Wahlberg...And His Penis

Jenny McCarthy is known to not be shy about expressing her opinion, but her most recent revelation just may have been too much information, unless...

Advertisement

Jenny McCarthy Confesses She Has Already Lost Her Wedding Ring

Only two weeks after Jenny McCarthy tied the knot with Donnie Wahlberg in an intimate ceremony at the ballroom of the Hotel Baker in St....

Donnie Wahlberg And Jenny McCarthy Are Officially Married

This weekend witnessed yet another celebrity wedding as Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy are finally man and wife. The happy couple reportedly tied the knot...

Is Mark Wahlberg Boycotting His Brother Donnie's Wedding Because He Dislikes Jenny McCarthy?

Mark Wahlberg is reportedly missing his brother Donnie's wedding, and some reports are claiming it's because the Transformers actor isn't a fan of his future...

Jenny McCarthy Blasts "Crazy" Rumors Claiming She Criticised Cousin Melissa McCarthy's Weight

Jenny McCarthy would never insult anyone in her family, and that includes her cousin Melissa McCarthy. The former Playboy model was once again attempting to...

Advertisement

Comments

Melody Anne Butler's picture

Melody Anne Butler

I hope that Jenny is making this statement to distance herself from dangerous misinformation. But whether she is trying to clarify her position or trying to backpedal, her recent column still isn't adequate. And continues to promote misinformation. Nurses Who Vaccinate also wrote an open letter to Ms. McCarthy in response to her column post and in it refute the misconception that vaccines are a 'one size fits all' as well as encourages her to speak to public health professionals to address her vaccine concerns. You can read the letter written by a nurse to Jenny here- http://nurseswhovaccinate.blogspot.com/2014/04/dear-jenny-mccarthy.html

8 months 2 weeks ago
Report
View Comments

Jenny McCarthy Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jenny McCarthy

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All