I am sure you guys have heard that Andrew Wakefield has a new documentary coming out about the "CDC Whistleblower" manufactroversy called Vaxxed and that it was going to be screened at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Well, it got a ton of criticism and has now been pulled.
I for one am glad it got pulled. It gives Wakefield and the whole "CDC whistleblower" thing credibility it does not deserve. Do you guys agree with the decision to pull it? Or do you think it should have remained in the line up?Andrew Wakefield's Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe has been officially pulled from this year's Tribeca Film Festival lineup after criticism from filmmakers. The news comes just a day after Robert De Niro defended his choice to include the anti-vaccination documentary in the festival's schedule.
“My intent in screening this film was to provide an opportunity for conversation around an issue that is deeply personal to me and my family," De Niro said in a statement sent to THR. "But after reviewing it over the past few days with the Tribeca Film Festival team and others from the scientific community, we do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for."
"The Festival doesn't seek to avoid or shy away from controversy. However, we have concerns with certain things in this film that we feel prevent us from presenting it in the Festival program. We have decided to remove it from our schedule.”