Jim Carrey Has Fiery Reply to California's Vaccine Law

Actor calls the CDC 'corrupt' and the governor 'fascist'
By Brownie Marie,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2015 8:21 AM CDT
Updated Jul 1, 2015 10:46 AM CDT
Jim Carrey Has Fiery Reply to California's Vaccine Law
Jim Carrey arrives at LACMA's 50th Anniversary Gala held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on April 18, 2015, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

In what can fairly be described as a rant, Jim Carrey voiced his unfavorable opinion of California's new immunization law in a series of tweets last night and early this morning. Hours prior, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires all school-age children to be vaccinated, unless they suffer from a serious health condition, reports the AP. California is now the third state to disallow a personal belief exemption for vaccinations (Mississippi and West Virginia are the others). "California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory [sic] vaccines," Carrey tweeted in response to the news. "This corporate fascist must be stopped."

The CDC maintains that "there is no link between vaccines and autism," but Carrey tweeted that the public health institute is not to be trusted: "The CDC can't solve a problem they helped start. It's too risky to admit they have been wrong about mercury/thimerasol [sic]. They are corrupt." The 53-year-old emphasized in a number of tweets that he is "pro-vaccine" but "anti-neurotoxin," asserting, "They have taken some of the mercury laden thimerosal out of vaccines. NOT ALL!" He urged his followers to watch an autism documentary called Trace Amounts. Carrey famously dated Jenny McCarthy—who has an autistic son—during the years that she was a vocal opponent of vaccines. She has since seemingly softened her stance. (This actress did an about-face on vaccinations.)

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