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Jim Carrey And Other Celebrities Fume Over New 'Fascist' Vaccination Law

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Jim Carrey (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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California passed a new mandatory vaccination law yesterday that requires most schoolchildren to get immunized, eliminating personal and religious belief exemptions. One local interest group that is really, really mad are celebrities.

Jim Carrey, who's been a very vocal critic of mandatory vaccinations, went on an epic rant on Twitter about it yesterday. He slept on it (we assume) and continued tweeting this morning.

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The Dumb and Dumber To actor and his former girlfriend, Jenny McCarthy both publicly opposed vaccinations for years. McCarthy believed her son's autism was caused by the immunizations, and launched a movement against vaccines. Unlike Carrey, she's stayed mum on the new vaccination law on Twitter, though she did pen a column in the Chicago Sun-Times last year taking a step back from the anti-vax movement:

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I am not “anti-vaccine.” This is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position that I have recently adopted. For years, I have repeatedly stated that I am, in fact, “pro-vaccine” and for years I have been wrongly branded as “anti-vaccine."

Carrey is far from the only celebrity who was outspoken about California's new law. Some retweeted Carrey's messages and other made their own arguments. Jenna Elfman retweeted this message before clarifying she was cool with vaccines, but didn't want the government forcing her to do it:

Kirstie Alley (also a Scientologist like Elfman, as it happens) is really, really mad. She's been going on an epic rant herself, typing in CAPS:

Selma Blair has been retweeting other people's tweets saying that the government is out of control in forcing parents to vaccinate their kids. Days before the bill was signed into law, she sent this message out in the Twitterverse:

Miranda Baily, the producer of Diary of a Teenage Girl is none too happy either:

Nor famed environmental rights activist Erin Brockovich:

Danny Masterson has retweeted Carrey's rant, and days before the law was passed, he wrote this: