The View co-host Jenny McCarthy has a reputation in the media for holding strong anti-vaccination views, but she insisted on GMA Wednesday morning that she has never been anti-vaccine, she just doesn’t like to look at it as a black-and-white issue. McCarthy recently wrote an op-ed in which she insisted she is not against vaccines, but merely believes in asking questions about whether certain vaccines could be damaging to certain groups of children.
McCarthy explained on GMA, “I think people not kind of doing their own critical thinking. I think people should read exactly what I have said instead of reading headlines.” She made it clear that “everyone should ask questions, but I’m certainly not against them.”
McCarthy got some pushback for her column, especially from one science writer who called her out for whitewashing her own comments and brought up this past McCarthy quote in full:
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*cking measles.
Watch the video below, via ABC:
[h/t E! Online]
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