LOS ANGELES — Actress and new mom Amanda Peet referred to parents who choose not to vaccinate their children as “parasites” in a recent interview. But despite her public apology aimed at parents of autistic children who believe that vaccines may have caused the illness, Jenny McCarthy hasn’t forgiven or forgotten.
“She (Peet) has a lot of [nerve] to come forward and be on that side, because there is an angry mob on my side, and I like the fact that I can say she’s completely wrong,” McCarthy (whose 6-year-old son has autism) tells the upcoming issue of Spectrum magazine, which hits stands Wednesday.
If I was Amanda Peet I would not only have not apologized I would have called her ignorant, misinformed, a Luddite, and a fearmonger as well.
2 thoughts on “Jenny McCarthy Slams Amanda Peet Over Vaccines”
I agree with you and Peet. Non-vaccers threaten the health of everyone around them. They keep diseases in circulation, allowing them to mutate-eventually they will become vaccine-resistant. _They are Idiots!!_
Vaccines do come with risks that need to be carefully assessed by the parents. I have put off having my child vaccinated against a few items until he is older, and in my mind, more capable of fighting off any side effects that some of the vaccines bring about.One of those risks, however, is NOT autism. And tying the specter of inducing autism to the real benefits of innoculating children against disease is irresponsible and reckless.