I am sure everyone has heard about Jenny McCarthy and her belief that vaccination causes autism. As if that was not enough of a reason to cause controversy on social media, McCarthy recently posted a question on Twitter to her fans asking “What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate?” Unfortunately, McCarthy’s followers have not forgiven her bizarre antics just yet and had a lot to say when responding to the question. Here are a few of the angry responses sent from McCarthy’s Twitter followers:
“I look for intelligence, someone not given to hysterical anti-vaccine beliefs who won’t endanger my children, would be nice”.
“My mate has to be (and is) a person who believes evidence-based scientific evidence who vaccinated our now 18-y-o brilliant son”.
“Somebody who gets that refusing vaccines because of toxins and then shilling for e-cigs makes you a pathetic hypocrite”.
I must admit a few of the responses were quite entertaining such as this one “Someone who thinks vaccines are safe, Botox is poisonous and who doesn’t pick their nose and eat it on MTV”.
In 2005, McCarthy’s son was diagnosed with autism, which lead her to believe that vaccinations are the cause. In 2008, McCarthy appeared on the “Larry King Live” TV show. During her interview McCarthy attempted to defend her belief by stating “Isn’t it ironic, in 1983 there were 10 shots and now there’s 36 and the rise of autism happened at the same time?”
On Monday, McCarthy responded to the many angry tweets by writing “Thank you to all the haters who tweet my name. You make my Q SCORE higher and higher. It’s because of you I continue to work. Thank you!”