Some of you may not know this, but Jim Carrey is kind of a hippie fruitcake. He’s into new-age diets, and he has some slight conspiratorial feelings toward the government. He was on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee a few weeks ago, and I’ve never seen Jerry Seinfeld roll his eyes so much. The subtext to all of Seinfeld’s reactions were, “OK, bro: Just do the funny faces and let’s move on.”
In a celebrity, his beliefs put him outside the median. In a Mom Group in any liberal town in America, however, he’d fit right in.
All of which is to say, he’s a bit on the nutty side, and he’s ranting about a California law requiring mandatory mercury and aluminum based vaccines for all children. He shouldn’t do that. Just shut the fuck up and listen to public health officials. They may not always be right, but hey! They probably know more than the star of fucking Ace Ventura.
But, the thing is: I know that vaccines are GOOD and that ALL children should get them. But I admit that, if given the choice between a vaccine with aluminum and mercury and a vaccine without aluminum and mercury, I’d choose the latter, but if not given the choice, I’d take the vaccine that is offered because VACCINATE YOUR GODDAMN CHILDREN.
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
And to CLARIFY, Jim Carrey is not an anti-vaxxer. He’s only advocating against vaccines with mercury and thimerosal, although I totally understand that most people are going to miss that distinction, and therefore any rant by someone of his celebrity against vaccines — even a select few of them — is probably going to be read as a indictment of them all.
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
I am PRO-VACCINE/ANTI-NEUROTOXIN, Get that straight. http://t.co/gbh58Unyvo— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 1, 2015
But, but … the CDC says there is “no link between thimerosal-containing vaccines and [autism], as well as no link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and [autism] in children.”
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
Look: I have no idea the science behind vaccines, and I wouldn’t rule out corruption between any governmental organization and private corporations (just look at the FCC and their close-links to telecom companies, as explained by John Oliver).
Regardless, the important thing here is to get your fucking children vaccinated and until something Thimerosal-free comes along, take what the goddamn doctor gives you because I don’t want your goddamn kid giving mine smallpox. The minimal risk that vaccines might pose is better than the much greater risk to everyone else posed by NOT getting a vaccine.