Jim Carrey Goes On Anti-Vaccination Twitter Rant, Calls California Governor “Fascist”
Jim Carrey went on an epic anti-vaccination rant on Twitter on Tuesday night, bashing California Governor Jerry Brown as a “fascist” for signing a bill that makes it mandatory for nearly all school children to be vaccinated. Carrey is an outspoken anti-vaccine activist who took up the cause while dating Jenny McCarthy, whose son Evan was diagnosed with autism when he was 2-years-old, following a series of vaccinations.
“California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory [sic] vaccines. This corporate fascist must be stopped,” read Carrey’s first tweet in a series of angry comments about the state’s new vaccination laws, which are considered to be among the toughest in the nation. “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?” added Carrey.
Carrey later clarified his opinion by saying, “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!” Blaming the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Carrey alleged, “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.”
The comedian ended his Twitter rant by urging all of his followers to “Go to http://traceamounts.com watch the documentary and judge for yourselves. If you really care about the kids you will. It’s shocking!” Trace Amounts is a documentary that purports to show the “hidden truth” about vaccinations, mercury, and their links to autism.
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