Jenny McCarthy Backtracks on Being ‘Anti-Vaccine’

In an op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times, Jenny McCarthy tries to distance herself from the anti-vaccine movement she became the face of.

McCarthy claims she isn’t anti-vaccine. In fact, she’s pro-vaccine. The media has just twisted her words around. All she’s saying is vaccines have dangerous toxins in them which can cause autism. Like in the case of her now cured son who probably didn’t have autism in the first place.

She even mentions her 2009 article in Time pointing out that she made sure to state her stance wasn’t anti-vaccine.

“People have the misconception that we want to eliminate vaccines,” I told Time Magazine science editor Jeffrey Kluger in 2009. “Please understand that we are not an anti-vaccine group. We are demanding safe vaccines. We want to reduce the schedule and reduce the toxins.”

Granted, as Jeffrey Kluger notes, she did leave out a line.

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.

Though she also said in that interview when asked about outbreaks of polio that have occurred in Africa, Asia and American Amish communities when vaccines are not administered.

I do believe sadly it’s going to take some diseases coming back to realize that we need to change and develop vaccines that are safe. If the vaccine companies are not listening to us, it’s their f*cking fault that the diseases are coming back. They’re making a product that’s sh*t. If you give us a safe vaccine, we’ll use it. It shouldn’t be polio versus autism.

So she’s not anti-vaccine, she’s simply spreading around enough FUD to scare people from getting vaccinated. You can see how this makes no sense at all considering none of her anecdotal evidence has any basis in reality.

It’s like saying you’ll drink bottled water only if the water companies get rid of the cancer causing free radicals that are floating around inside which you know to be true because you had a relative who used to drink water and now has cancer.

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