Monday, April 14, 2014

Jenny McCarthy Says She Is Pro-Vaccine

Over the weekend the Chicago Sun Times ran a column written by Jenny McCarthy. In the column, Jenny McCarthy says that she has never been anti-vaccine and has no idea where the rumors that she is anti-vaccine came from. In fact, she says she is pro-vaccine.

Isn't this the same person who said that vaccines are filled with toxins and that those toxins contribute to autism?

Back in 2009 she gave an interview to Time and said, "People have the misconception that we want to eliminate vaccines. Please understand that we are not an antivaccine group. We are demanding safe vaccines. We want to reduce the schedule and reduce the toxins. If you ask a parent of an autistic child if they want the measles or the autism, we will stand in line for the f--king measles."

To me, that seems like she is anti-vaccine.

She also had this to say back in 2006.

"Right before his MMR shot, I said to the doctor, 'I have a very bad feeling about this shot. This is the autism shot, isn't it?' And he said, 'No, that is ridiculous. It is a mother's desperate attempt to blame something,' and he swore at me, and then the nurse gave [Evan] the shot," she says. "And I remember going, 'Oh, God, I hope he's right.' And soon thereafter -- boom -- the soul's gone from his eyes."

I think Jenny is trying to distance herself from the anti-vaccine label she has given herself and if she wants to, then I think she just needs to say she was wrong rather than trying to convince everyone she has never been anti-vaccine.  

72 comments:

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

Bat...meet shit.

sandybrook said...

She just talks to talk she has no idea what comes out of her mouth when she says it.

Anothergrayhare said...

My only understanding of the link between vaccines and autism is that at the 18 month mark, where children are given the MMR vaccine, symptoms of autism also become recognizable in said children. Hence the (mis)conception that the two are linked. I have friends who are very opposed to vaccinating their children, as their middle son is severely autistic. I should ask her if she vaccinated the oldest daughter, who's an honour student on a full scholarship at university.

TalksTooMuch said...

Since that study and the doctor were so thoroughly discredited, and that's been a little while now, I would doubt very much that anyone is waving the anti-vax flag publicly.

Leekalicious said...

@Meanie Rhysie LOL! You owe me one keyboard cleaning, ma'am!

If your own doctor curses at you it might be a sign that you're an asshole. She made that 'soul-less' comment in front of her own child? I know many autistic adults and children, and they are not soul-less. She's such a twunt.

Violet said...

@Leek - I only know one autistic child but she is amazing. As far from soul-less as a person could be.

I thought it was common knowledge that she is anti vaccine? But hasn't her child 'recovered' anyway and never was autistic apparently?

auntliddy said...

Yeah, leela, i noticed the swearing too. She makes it sound like a scene from Rosemarys Baby! Lol. If your dr ignored your concerns and curses at uou and the nurse gives baby the shot anyway, id find new Dr. Anyway, she isnt terribly bright or intellectual, her erronous blathering is par for course.

headrot said...

the first quote does not sound like she is antivaccine. i dont know what enty is reading. i still dont like her.

WareCat said...

I have a question.
If ur child is sick the day of their vaccination appointment, do u go ahead & allow the shots, or wait till they're better?

Chris said...

Doctors already hold off on shots for sick children and modify them for children with compromised immune systems.

Erin B said...

Her first quote sounds like she's pro vaccine if they are made safer.

Lula Surber said...

The vet won't even vaccinate your dog if it's running a fever. I would hope a pediatrician would do the same (or get a new one as was previously suggested).

EvieShackles said...

Jenny McCarthy doesn't need to give advice on Autism. Every family's experience is so different... she has no business placing herself as the authority on this topic. And Warecat... you should not get your kids vaccinated while they are sick.

WareCat said...

Gotcha.
Thnx for ur answers.
That's y I asked.
My daughter's pediatrician tried vaccinating her while she was sick.
She has a new pediatrician.

Leekalicious said...

@Violet Maybe, I'm not sure if the child has recovered.

@TTM I didn't realize that the study had been discredited.

EvieShackles said...

Good Call Warecat... Doctors and teachers are great, but I think parents have to be the number one advocate for their kids.

TalksTooMuch said...

Hey Leeky! There you go, maybe not everybody knows, here is one story on it:


http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/01/05/autism.vaccines/

Leekalicious said...

Hey TTM! Thanks for the link. Interesting article - and the doctor was stripped of his license.

George All well said...

I stopped reading after "Jenny says". John likes to run. Jane likes to skip. Jenny likes attention.

George All well said...

It's akin to staying that eating cereal induces the onset of tantrums. These things occur on a time continuum - no link. Aside from Jenny being the missing link.

George All well said...

Stating

George All well said...

Good call. Enough already. She's a bim. Not Dr Oz.

Violet said...

@TTM - that study was doing the round big times when my eldest was due his routine 18 months MMR in 1998. It was a very hard decision to have to make back then - the study was not discredited until many years later.

Renoblondee said...

I read the new interview. She says she had only asked that her son get one vax shot at a time and that she was never anti vax. She lies like a rug.

MISCH said...

She's full of shit, just trying to keep her day job.

WastedTime said...

She's an idiot. So completely opposed to "toxins" while puffing on that e-cigarette and pumping her face full of Botox and silicone.

yo yo said...

I think we should give Jenny a break. A mother's instincts are insanely powerful. There really is something to be said about it. I have been dead on many times about things going on with my kids before symptoms or signs were evident to my husband or to a doctor. Besides that, it really is stupid they give that many shots at a time. There is no harm in spreading them out.

Snapdragon said...

She's an idiot who knows nothing about how rigorously vaccines are actually tested, among other things.

A recommended read.

Snapdragon said...

@TalksTooMuch, wish that this were true. So many still wave that flag, either not knowing or not caring that the doctor and his 'study' have been debunked. Pisses me off how stupidly anti-science society has become.

Harlow17 said...

Except dumbasss Kristin cavalari

Countess Eden said...

Okay, I'm not with the majority here and my kids are vaccinated per state rules. I have TWO family connections with autism after the MMR. One set of twins, the other a baby. Don't ever get your kid vaccinated when they have an infection or even the sniffles. I believe in setting your own schedule with your kids. I would t let them have more than one vaccine at a time. But, it's up to the parents. Dr. Tenpenney has some fascinating facts about vaccines.

B626 said...

Put off the MMR shot till 3yrs instead of 18 months. That is all.

Mary Anne said...

Can this hag get hit by a bus now? Does anyone think it's awfully coincidental that the rise of measles cases and POLIO cases have this twit lying about her position? Yes, she is LYING. Does she think no one remembers her rants on Larry King or getting her PhD from Google?

All these anti vaccine twits are getting their wish and can now sign up for measles. UC Berkeley has had two students in the last four months with measles and are now giving out vaccines.

I don't know if I'm angrier about her insulting the public into thinking they can't youtube her stupidity or that hag Bababwa Waawa for putting her in people's faces every morning.

Aeol said...

She would rather her kid get potentially deadly measles? Well she can come to my neighborhood, where there is an outbreak of measles due to people being ignorant, and take her chances. My 2 month old just got her first shots today and I can't express how relieved I am to have that little bit of protection. Anti-vaccers are just afraid of their child being perceived as "retarded" (I HATE using that word but autism is not a death sentence!).

Sunshine said...

Jenny McCarthy is an annoying, vapid douchebag.

FS said...

No dammit there is no connection between autism and vaccines. All of the current research is pointing to in utero or genetic causes but the research has been hindered for years by mothrrs who were not the most honest subjects, which is kind of understandable.

Americans get more mercury from their air, water, and food than they do from vaccines but they won't get outraged about that.

Sherry said...

Snap Dragon and others: Years ago I read a book, "Trust Us, We're Experts". It was amazing all the shit Dr's will attest to when they are being paid to say it. Nothing out there that can cause them to lose their license for doing so.

Come on Jenny! You're a fucking idiot if you don't think we can go back and read/watch what you said.

CanadianMiss said...

I know someone who's vocal about being anti-vaccine. She doesn't think it's right to fill her childrens bodies with all those unknown chemicals.
She's a smoker who has smoked throughout all 4 of her pregnancies...

#Gitit said...

Run Donnie Run!!!!!!

BitterBlondin said...

In Europe there have been lots more evidence linking vaccines to both autism and ADHD, so here people are a lot more careful. Especially since the swine flu vaccine gave so many children narcolepsy 3-4 years ago. Horrible! Even governments in both Italy and Sweden now admit the vaccines were toxic and untested. Also theyre investigating the connection between the shot given at three months and SIDS.

BitterBlondin said...

@Aeol - How many died from the measles in your neighborhood?

Henriette said...

@BitterBlondin
Well, come to the U.S. and catch measles, whooping cough, and polio. I live in the SF Bay Area and there are now cases of what looks like polio happening to children and the measles are on the rise, especially at the colleges. I feel like I'm back in the dark ages.

FS said...

I wonder how many people don't know that the gender of a child is determined by the father's sperm? We'll call that King Henry syndrome. ;)

I believe that in my lifetime the true biological cause of autism will be discovered. As science does long term studies with pregnant women and pre-pregnant couples, they will figure it out. Age of the parents has pretty much been eliminated, as has birth order. Not sure where prior contraceptive use appears in the studies, haven't really been keeping up on the issue.

Vaccines are not absolutely fool proof, that's accepted science. As with every drug on the market, there is an accepted reaction rate, and those reactions vary from body aches, nausea, rash, to more severe neuro problems. Again, you can have those same types of reactions to any medicine you are prescribed and many of the ones you can buy over the counter, including aspirin and cough syrup. It's not a conspiracy, it's just biology. Humans, for all their similarities, are also very different to each other.

Emily Yeah said...

I'm in the UK and no there is no more evidence at all.
Also my son had the swine flu jab and flu jab every year due to having cystic fibrosis and he is fine.
The good far outweighs the bad. No link has been proven.

Veech said...

Jenny McCarthy is a KNOWN anti-vaccine advocate.

I spent time babysitting an autistic child and his mother, who was on the anti-vaccine boat as well, showed me picture of her and Jenny McCarthy, at an anti-vaccine conference.

This is Jenny trying to distance herself from her scientifically WRONG stance.

Seven of Eleven said...

She claims she "cured" her son's autism with diet and behavioural therapy that costs thousands of dollars per month. As a well-paid "celeb", McCarthy can afford to say that, but she's been giving false hope to parents of autistic children for years now. She's a vapid, silly celeb who read something somewhere and jumped on the train.

Compare that to Temple Grandin.

Sprink said...

@Bitterblondin...uh, no. No there hasn't.

feraltart said...

I am fully vaccinated.
Had I had children, they would have been fully vaccinated.
BUT
I believe the PRESERVATIVES used in vaccines these days could be causing problems. You can ask for vaccines that are like the ones used on me when I was a child (I'm 44). I also believe in spreading out the shots & making sure your child is well when they are immunised.

BitterBlondin said...

Uh... OK. So the measles isn't deadly. Unless you have a really poor immune system.

Like they thought smoking wasn't bad for you until the 80's. :)

Diana Maras said...

Anti-vaccine means you don't give your children them and you're against others getting them too. The reason vaccines are so scary is because not all children are going to react well to them. It's a small percentage but there is no way to tell if your child will fall in that small percentage. Having said that you can't give autism in a shot - that's just stupid.

BitterBlondin said...

Just curious: how does Jenny's cure for autism cost "thousands per month"? All she does is exclude gluten, wheat flour and sugar from her son's diet. How is thst bad and/or expensive?

Seven of Eleven said...

@Bitter, I didn't say the diet cost thousands (though hiring a nutritionist and a chef to prepare an all-organic diet can be pretty costly), I said the therapy costs thousands. She hired personal tutors, an "autism coach" guy who said his methods were proven to "heal" or "better" autistic children, another therapy coach who dealt with exercise, etc. Those simply aren't resources available to the average parent.

BitterBlondin said...

@Diana Maras - how is it stupid? I got malaria from my malaria vaccine shot. And my brother too. And my mother. Why wouldn't one shot of heavy vaccine possibly cause autism in a still-developing young brain?

Jessie said...

Do we have anti-vac trolls now?

Margaux said...

Too late though innit - bitch already caused all this damage. Kids everywhere have fucking hooping cough and shit. Just admit you were wrong and then leave this fucking planet.

aemish said...

Her shpeel has always been
Green The Vaccines
-- she is not misspeaking now.

www.NVIC.org

Max's Story
(don't worry, it has a happy ending)

Krissie said...

She is back-pedalling like mad, that's all.

Jenny is completely full of shit, but that's not the part that upsets me. The part that upsets me is that people actually listened to her anti-vaccine garbage. I can't believe we live in a society where people would take the advice of a bimbo known for taking her clothes off and hosting MTV game shows over the advice of medical doctors.

People are fucking morons, and their children are paying for it.

aemish said...

Why is it people always assume the only path parents relied on to reach their own conclusions was Jenny McCarthy? She used her celebrity status to get a national conversation started.

Mercola.com

Natural News

Cee Kay said...

@Bitter of course it's stupid - you're not being given an autism shot! I find your claim about "Europe" being more careful because of those extensive studies you've all done to be very interesting. The ONE study linking autism to vaccinations was done by a British doctor. We do get lots of information here across the pond too, you know. So I very much doubt that there's a body of evidence as you suggest, and we've simply never heard of it. Really? Not ANY of it?

Della said...

Who really decides on vaccines after reading a Jenny Mcarthey book? I don't think she should be blamed. Her son had issues and I'm sure she looked into everything.

Margaux said...

I think she just looked into Google @Della

FS said...

How can vaccines cause ADHD when the guy who created it says it never really existed? http://www.naturalnews.com/040938_ADHD_fictitious_disease_psychiatry.html

di butler said...

My brother in law is almost completely disabled, about 85% now, from polio. He was a March of Dimes Poster Child. Get your goddamned kids vaccinated, you selfish turds.

Jenny Mc is a cunt.

aemish said...

And what of all the "poster children" of the vaccine injured? VAERS exists for a reason. Name calling is childish. Every mature adult is capable of coming to their own conclusions and the opinions of strangers are completely irrelevant.

cowbulls said...

Jenny is exhibit 1 of why celebrities should entertain and keep their opinions to themselves. She is a moron and her only talent is her body and what she will do with it and what she will let any man do to it.
I have zero interest in hearing the opinions of celebrities.

Penny Lane said...

My daughter has non verbal autism and ADHD,she is 5,can't speak more than a few words.when she was on her vaxx schedule,she was put on an adjusted one because I was critically ill at the time and my husband simply forgot to take her for her shots so she got some late (he's a dumbass,I know ha)
She didn't get the MMR until she was 3,she was non verbal and showing her autism traits well and truly before she got that shot.

It's bullshit.

All the studies so far (formal results should be out in about 2 years) are showing autism appears to be presenting itself in utero in the first trimester.the study's make sense and are really promising when it comes to developing an early intervention approach starting from birth.

aemish said...

Correlation is not causation. If it were, each of us, not to mention 100 out of 100 children would be suffering from it rather than the 1 in 50 that currently do.

Open your eyes a little.

These vaccine-injury deniers are pretty implausible.

headrot said...

@misch we already knew she lies like a rug! on her back! thats how she has a career! BA-ZING

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Mercola and Natural News are both crackpots, full of misinformation and crazy. The Natural News guy has a video series explaining Bill Gates' evil plan to commit genocide/depopulation with vaccines and GMOs.

And, in Natural News' top stories, there are articles questioning whether the lunar eclipse means the End Times are starting; and the standoff at the Bundy Ranch is the second American Revolution.

FYI - What I wrote sounds a bit harsh, but all harshness is directed at those sites, not people here that have cited them.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Re: Vaccines and Autism.

Not only was Andrew Wakefield's study completely disproven and retracted, the lengths he went to are horrifying.

Wakefield didn't just say there was a link, he invented a new disorder called Autistic Enterocolitis. His plan was to start a venture with a father of one of the boys in his study, in which he would create tests that get customers via litigation-driven testing. And before this study, he applied for a patent for a rival measles vaccine he'd created.

The study only had 12 kids, some of which were brought in by lawyers in the UK, who were preparing to sue makers of the MMR vaccine. They also paid Wakefield over £400k.

As for the kids, their results were falsified. Obviously none had Autistic Enterocolitis, and were put through awful, invasive tests for no good reason. Three of the kids had no autism of any kind, but were noted as having it. There's more, but I've typed enough for one evening. :)

aemish said...

Sans Dr. Wakefield or any other of any individuals perceived "crackpots", VAERS remains a resource for the afflicted.

scarletscout said...


wow,i didn't realize Jen McCarthy was soo controversial because Ive never listened to or paid her any heed.On anotha BI I said she just got engaged & wished her luck & laughed how surprised she was she'd bought the ring. The way she flip-flopped,she should run for Office.