Saturday, October 4, 2008

Vaccine Fight

Celebrities Jenny McCarthy and Amanda Peet are feuding over the safety of vaccinations. Jenny McCarthy says more research needs to be done to make them safer for all kids. According the Chicago Tribune, Peet said, People who don't vaccinate

their kids because of autism fears are "parasites."

I realize the fact that these two celebrities are feuding isn't exactly newsworthy, but the topic is. The end of the article annoys me. It says "Me-Ow." I hope there are other people who read that line and rolled their eyes too!

Former Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy and actress Amanda Peet are publicly feuding over the safety of childhood vaccines. Who says there's nothing sexy about inoculations?Their dispute revolves around the belief among some parents of children with autism—including McCarthy —that certain vaccines may trigger the disorder, although scientific research has shown no evidence of any link.Peet, a mother and advocate for childhood vaccinations, said in a recent magazine interview that parents who don't vaccinate their children because of autism fears are "parasites."That made McCarthy very angry, almost as angry as the people who paid to see her recent movie "Witless Protection," in which she starred alongside Larry the Cable Guy.

In an article published Wednesday in Spectrum Magazine, McCarthy said Peet "has a lot of balls to come forward and be on that side, because there is an angry mob on my side. I like the fact that I can say she's completely wrong."Peet apologized for her word choice but called it irresponsible to suggest that groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics are engaged in a massive coverup of harmful vaccines.McCarthy said in the article released Wednesday that the American Academy of Pediatrics "sucks."Too bad the Wall Street bailout debate is devoid of celebrity combatants. Just imagine how spicy it would be if Heidi Klum was ripping Kate Hudson for her stance on credit default swaps.Me-OW!

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

Thanks for sending this one Billy!

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