Jim Carrey And Other Celebrities Fume Over New 'Fascist' Vaccination Law
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.
California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory vaccines. This corporate fascist must be stopped.— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 1, 2015
They say mercury in fish is dangerous but forcing all of our children to be injected with mercury in thimerosol is no risk. Make sense?— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 1, 2015
I am not anti-vaccine. I am anti-thimerosal, anti-mercury. They have taken some of the mercury laden thimerosal out of vaccines. NOT ALL!— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 1, 2015
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.— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 1, 2015
All we are saying is,"Take the neurotoxins out of the vaccines." Make them toxin free.History will show that that was a reasonable request.— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 1, 2015
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:
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:
My heart is breaking for all you families who are being FORCED to give your children SIXTY FIVE VACCINES..no words..ashamed of our Governor— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) July 1, 2015
We MUST APPEAL SB277 and demand a vote ! Our children belong to US! Not the damn State! Jeez..furious— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) July 1, 2015
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: