Jim Carrey went on a Twitter-rant on Tuesday after the state of California became one of the only states with a mandatory vaccination law.
As California joined Mississippi and West Virginia by requiring a very strict immunization program for all children attending public school, Carrey took to Twitter to express his anger and disagreement with the law.
California is now one of the only states that does not allow vaccination exemptions due to religious beliefs.
Ever since Carrey’s relationship with Jenny McCarthy, the actor has been vocal about his anti-vaccination opinions. NBC news reported that McCarthy “believes her sons autism was caused by vaccines” and this concern is one that haunts many parents across the country.
However, Carrey stated that he is not exactly “Anti-vaccine,” instead he wrote, “I am anti-Thimerosal…anti-mercury. They have taken some of the mercury-laden Thimerosal out of vaccines. NOT ALL.”
The CDC reports that the widespread fear that vaccines cause autism has no factual basis. Studies report “no link between thimerosal-containing vaccines and [autism], as well as no link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and [autism] in children.” The CDC claims that no vaccines in the U.S. even have mercury or thimerosal.
Carrey addressed the CDC in his tweet-fest, however, posting, “The CDC can’t solve a problem they helped start. It’s too risky to admit they have been wrong about mercury/Thimerasol. They are corrupt.”
The California law-change came after several measles outbreaks across the state, most notably the ones in Disneyland and San Francisco. The state’s Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill, which will take effect in 2016.
Carrey called Governor Brown a “corporate fascist” that “must be stopped,” but others have been speaking up on social media to defend the mandatory vaccinations.
After receiving this backlash, Carrey insisted, once again, that he was “anti-neurotoxin” and not “anti-vaccine.”
Do you agree with Carrey’s ‘anti-neurotoxin’ beliefs even though the CDC claims that they are no longer an issue?