Jenny McCarthy joins the view - Page 2
Is Rob Schneider anti-vax? I met him a long time ago and he is soooooo nice. Not to name drop but honestly I have met other celebs that were not so nice LOL. Also, is Trump anti-vax?
I wish someone would call me a playmate as a "diss" LOL.
Rob Sneider is pro parental choice :)
Donald Trump is concerned with the vaccine/autism link. D.T has often come across as an ass to me, but it seems like he has seen too much / known too many families where they feel there was a link to dismiss it.
I'm not concerned about thimerosol in the quantities it is found in vaccines anyway. I find the evidence that its safe conclusive. So if people aren't bothered and end up with thimerosol in their flu shot as default I see no problem with that.
However if you are worried and want to avoid it you can with a bit of effort.
Rob Schider was on SNL & in some SNL type movies & um, no one wants 2 see him naked. He was in a movie called Deuce Bigilio, Male Gigilo!
Jim Carey got famous on In Living Color which was edgier & more multicultural than SNL (or MTV). He has the tightest acting chops of the three. He played Ace Ventura, Pet Detective. But he has also had serious roles.
I do know Rob Schneider was active in CA for parental rights . . .
I think Jenny McCarthy as an addition to the view is perfectly acceptable Jenny McCarthy is a model and media personality, a daytime talk show seems like a pretty standard career trajectory for her and for the View. The View has had many models, comedians and media personalities take part over the years and I am cool with that.
I do not think she has any credibility in discussing with medical matters, however. She is qualified and excels at modeling and making people laugh, which is her career and I applaud her or that. She has no qualifications, expertise or training to discus medicine, vaccination, or disease. And I don't understand anyone who would take her viewpoint on vaccines over Paul Ofit's view on Vaccines anymore than I would understand a magazine paying Paul Offit to model evening gowns over Jenny McCarthy.
I also can't blame HER for parents who inexplicably consider her viewpoint on vaccines an disease over medical professionals and trained scientists. I think that those who consider her or J.B Handley (a stellar businessman and investor but NOT a doctor or a scientist) over the CDC. Dr.s and scientists would find someone else to follow I not them. Because I don't think they are particularly convincing unless you are looking or confirmation to your decision not to vaccinate (rather than actually researching to make a decision). I think it only appeals to those looking for confirmation over information. I don't think that there is anyone that is pliable enough to decide that if a model says this happens, then absolutely it must be true no matter what scientists think because I LURVE Jenny.
As I side note, I am not particularly pleased with her views on many things, I am interested in some of those cheering for her contributions because of her anti-vaccination views reconcile that with her belief that an intact penis looks like a "wrinkled French fry" and how she circumcised her son so he would have a "pretty penis" and that she discussed being freaked out and calling her friends to mock a man with an intact penis.
So, here comes Jenny McCarthy, who has the balls to say not only what she believes to be true, but to say it aloud before cameras. To many mothers she is a hero. Not because she's a scientist, not because she's a doctor, but because she is a mother like they are demanding to be heard. Finally, this issue these mothers have been trying to be heard about has a mainstream voice.
I haven't seen her claim to be anything other than a mom. I do know that she has positioned herself with some doctors and other experts. But I haven't checked out her website in a long time. To me, she is just someone telling her story. Just because some don't agree with her story doesn't mean she doesn't have the right to tell it.
So, what is it about her that gets on people's nerves? And who are her most vocal critics? Seems to me that they are men, though I don't have any statistical evidence of this, just my own observation. She was an MTV host and a playboy model. I think some people believe she should have stayed that way. Keep your mouth shut and look pretty. We don't need to take advice from some bimbo. But men that have the same view? Oh well, boys will be boys. Not saying that anyone here has this viewpoint but it seems to be prevalent among the masses.
The View producers are eating this up. They don't give a good gosh darn what her views on vaxes are, they just want people to tune in. Hollywood is full of folks who don't vax. It's nothing new around there.
I don't like playboy and I don't like MTV, so she's not a pop icon who has ever been on my radar. In fact, it hasn't been until I started reading opinions about "anti vax" people online that I saw her name bandied about left and right.
As a person who has become skeptical of the US government's vaccine schedule, I find the power attributed to this woman amusing and the hatred directed at her nearly tragic. I guess pop culture figures are useful as mouthpieces who bring widespread attention to a given issue if they make hay about it, but I don't really see anyone hailing them as experts. Except, perhaps, those who oppose the celebrity's pet cause, who use the figure as a tool to deride any on the "other side" as sheep following an incompetent leader.
Jenny McCarthy, the view, whatever. She's just a person living a life. I don't know if she's anti vax, pro sel/del, or what. She's probably got other opinions on other topics, too.
It appears that there is a fake "grass routes" smear campaign orchestrated by the pharmaceutical industry to keep Jenny McCarthy off The View.
I don't think it's very nice to call Voice for Vaccines a "fake grass roots" campaign, because they accept medical advice and are supported in their message by public health officials.
Here's the Voices for Vaccines website: http://www.voicesforvaccines.org
and their mission statement:
Voices for Vaccines (VFV) is a parent-driven organization supported by scientists, doctors, and public health officials that provides parents clear, science-based information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable disease, as well as an opportunity to join the national discussion about the importance of on-time vaccination.
The objection appears to be about members of the advisory board. Here's what they say about that:
Call my cynical, but if I wanted to make a fake grass roots campaign to fight anti-vaccine sentiment, I don't think I'd mention by name on my website the names of people who are so often claimed to be in the pay of big pharma by anti-vaccination groups..... I think I'd be bit more subtle about it.
I believe they are what they claim to be.
I am confused tho: their advisory board is who it is, I don't think their honesty about who is on their advisory board is some type of integrity litmus test, which they passed, I think it is the year 2G plus 13 & the Internet, if they tried to hide their advisory board, they would be found out anyway.
Yk, I believe Amanda Peet & SMGellar really believe in vaccines too. The thing is, I think it is a bankrupt strategy, because weren't they just telling us NOT to listen to actresses & grassroots groups of moms? Which is it?