This is why I don't consider any Hollywood celebrity, on any point of the political spectrum, a reliable authority on anything but his or her own ego. Via The Los Angeles Times: Jim Carrey calls Gov. Brown a 'fascist' for signing new vaccination law. Excerpt:
Jim Carrey has come out swinging against Gov. Jerry Brown for signing one of the nation’s toughest vaccination laws this week, barring religious and other personal-belief exemptions for schoolchildren.
The Golden Globe-winning actor slammed Brown on Twitter, calling him a “corporate fascist” who was poisoning children by signing into law the vaccination requirements.
“California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory [sic] vaccines,” he said. “This corporate fascist must be stopped.”
He went on to say the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is corrupt because they “can’t solve a problem they helped start.”
Carrey, who lives in Los Angeles, said he does not oppose vaccines, but is rather “anti-neurotoxin.” He believes vaccines should be free of chemicals and certain compounds, such as mercury and thimerosal.
“All we are saying is, 'Take the neurotoxins out of the vaccines.' Make them toxin free. History will show that that was a reasonable request.”
Carrey dated former "The View" cohost Jenny McCarthy for five years. McCarthy is a vocal opponent of vaccinations, and her position helped strengthen the anti-vaccine movement.
She claimed her son’s autism was caused by vaccines. In March 2014, she hosted #JennyAsks on Twitter and was ridiculed for her anti-vaccination views.
Brown signed the law Tuesday, a move that could push opponents of immunization to court.
“The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases,” Brown said in a statement. “While it’s true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community.”
The stricter regulations come months after a measles outbreak centered on Disneyland sickened 150 people across the West.