Quotables: Maybe It's Just Time for Jenny McCarthy to Shut the Hell Up
"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'."
--Jenny McCarthy on just now -- but according to her, not at all just now -- being magically pro-vaccine, and what a load of BS all over this thing.
See, people, it's fine to believe what you want. It's OK to have your own personal set of ideals when it comes to living your lives -- it's your business and nobody else's. However, when you start backtracking and changing the tune of everything that you've said in the past, and essentially denied ever saying it, then you shoot your own flimsy credibility right in the foot -- and that's exactly what Jenny's done with this op-ed piece on vaccinations and autism.
Just to compare, here are some things Jenny has said which are the complete opposite of her latest comments:
“I think I would have skipped the chicken pox [vaccine]. I had it when I was little. To me, I’m not too worried about Evan dying from chicken pox. There should be some vaccines that we can go, ‘Hmm, maybe not.’”
“Time magazine’s article on the autism debate reports that the experts are certain ‘vaccines don’t cause autism; they don’t injure children; they are the pillar of modern public health.’ I say, ‘that’s a lie and we’re sick of it.’”
“Yes, a wave of 12 children with measles in San Diego is a troubling thing. But, there are more than 20,000 children in San Diego with autism! 20,000 vs. 12?” “Moms and pregnant women are coming up to me on the street going, ‘I don’t know what to do’… And I don’t know what to tell them, because I am surely not going to tell anyone to vaccinate. But if I had another child, there’s no way in hell.”
OK? It's all right there -- these things are all actual things that Jenny has said. And short of bringing up medical statistics -- which is just not our forte, sorry -- it's a safe assumption to make that someone as unintelligent as Jenny McCarthy should probably not be giving out advice of any kind at all, whatsoever. Especially when it's advice that concerns the welfare of a large, sensitive demographic, such as our children, and not just her own.