Fight harder for vaccination!

By Phil Plait | January 2, 2009 3:00 pm

Well, this is sweet, but ultimately I can’t help but think it’s bad news: actor Jim Carrey has given his girlfriend Jenny McCarthy a $50 million trust fund.

It’s sweet because you don’t see that kind of devotion in general in Hollywood couples.

It’s bad news because Jenny McCarthy is a walking antiscience disaster of the first order. She claims vaccines cause autism and that her son was cured of autism by changing his diet. I’m not sure if this money will be used to promote her nonsense or not; one assumes she had access to this kind of money before, but now it’s in a trust where it’s essentially hers and her son’s.

However, it’s sure to get publicity for her over the next few days, like she needs it. I see her all over the place, basically telling people to stop vaccinating their kids. I seriously see her as a major public health threat, and it’s up to us in the reality-based community to keep our voices loud and make sure we are heard. It is not an exaggeration to say that our kids’ lives are at stake here.

Tip o’ the surgical mask to Fark (NSFW language in that thread).

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Antiscience, Piece of mind, Skepticism

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