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Jenny McCarthy's Stance On Autism-Vaccinations Causing Uproar For View Hosting Gig!

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We couldn’t be more thrilled that Jenny McCarthy is officially set to join ABC’s The View as new co-host. And yet, it seems that the news of her new gig is being met with some public outrage!

Given Jenny’s controversial and outspoken stance on autism and vaccinations, New Yorker science reporter Michael Specter has spoken up about his frustrations with ABC for giving the new host center stage to potentially discuss her views:

He writes:

”Jenny McCarthy, who will join "The View" in September, will be the show's first co-host whose dangerous views on childhood vaccination may–if only indirectly–have contributed to the sickness and death of people throughout the Western world.”

Michael then continues:

”Executives at ABC should be ashamed of themselves for offering McCarthy a regular platform on which she can peddle denialism and fear to the parents of young children who may have legitimate questions about vaccine safety. Presumably, those executives have decided that the revenues Jenny McCarthy might generate are worth more than the truth. That's their right. But it's a strike against reason and progress and hope. That is a cost that the network won't be able to afford for long, and neither will the rest of us.”

Many others have spoken up against Jenny’s hiring, claiming that her place on The View will potentially result in misinformation and deaths in children.

Nothing she hasn't heard before. She's always been met with a lot of criticism.

But maybe let her get through her first week before you jump all over her, huh?

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39 comments to “Jenny McCarthy's Stance On Autism-Vaccinations Causing Uproar For View Hosting Gig!”

  1. 1

    Its a sad world in which we live to deny people to voice their opinions. It is a sad world where ignorant people let themselves be swayed with the opinions of others. Nothing is stopping anyone from picking up a book, medical journal, etc. in order to formulate their own opinion. Oh the horror of speaking up and possible affecting the bottom lines of pharmaceutical companies….that's what the real fear is.

  2. Charlotta says – reply to this


    Well both of my kids had their shots and was fine. Saying that My Nephew was a completely normal boy until he had his 2 year shots….The next day everyone could tell a difference and 6 months later is was diagnosed with Autism…… 3 years ago one of my good friends took her little girl for her 2 year shots and the next day when she laid her down for a nap she died….The Autopsy showed nothing wrong with her what so ever….They ruled her death SIDS even though she was 2. I can understand where parents are worried about it but

  3. 3

    Say no to drugs.

  4. Sydney says – reply to this


    Jenny McCarthy is not only an idiot, but one with a daily platform. Perez, read into this stuff and you'll understand why she's being criticized. You want to know why children aren't being vaccinated? Because McCarthy decided to make it her crusade to stop parents from trusting doctors and stop children from vaccines that prevent deadly diseases. Her hiring is a stab at sanity and science. These aren't just opinions of hers, she's welcome to think whatever she wants, but when given a platform, she chooses to shout pseudoscience from the rooftops. This is not only an irresponsible decision, but alienating towards any viewer with a shred of intelligence.

  5. Charlotta says – reply to this


    Both of my kids had their shots and was fine. That being said I do have to say that my Nephew was a perfectly normal little boy until he had his 18 month-2 yr shots….The very next day after the shot everyone could tell something was wrong with him, He changed….6 months later he was diagnosed with Autism. Also one of my good friends took her 18 month old Daughter to have her shots at 18 months, The next day when she laid her down for a nap she died….The autopsy came back completely normal…So they had to rule it SIDS, My friend has no doubt in her mind that it was the vaccines that caused her death but it can't be proven. So I can see where parents are worried about them….But this guy has no right saying that Jenny shouldn't be on the view because of her views…..A LOT of people think the same as her and it's their right to think that way and explain themselves…..

  6. bigdawg says – reply to this


    I think she is a good choice, and I will certainly give it a watch now. As if Autism is all she is going to talk about.. butwhen she does.. you have a choice to listen and make your own educated choice. She is a smart, strong, funny lady - what's not to love!

  7. 7

    Jenny McCarthy and people like her are not against vaccines, they are against vaccines the way they are today. They want vaccines further investigated and refined. Since all this fuss about vaccines they have stopped using certain preservatives and certain animal proteins. In some places they have also spread them out so the baby doesn't get as many at once. The medical community is aware that vaccines cause problems and considers those problems minimal compared to what would happen without vaccines. Good point unless your child happens to be one of the casualties.

  8. 8

    That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. she did not cause the fall of western civilization LOLOLOL. Heaven forbid someone have an opinion other than this man-dork.

  9. 9

    charlotta.. omg how tragic! It is incredibly rare for a dr to put down any reaction to vaccines even though by law he is suppose to. So sad! I'm also not saying children have lived through vacs but some definately have not and she should be allowed to speak her view

  10. 10

    Most adults don't get their vax (huge hipocrits). I got all mine at once since I was going overseas.. I nearly died and it took like over 10 years for me to even be able to walk again but now I have to live with all this unknown severe painful inflammation still.

  11. 11

    people don't even realize there is a thing int he US that bypasses all vaccine studies like.. if they feel the cervical cancer vaccine is more important than trial studies they can (and did) rush it through without doing any safety studies at all. Now thousands of women are dead and severely disabled because of it. It happens more often than not. they are suppose to study a drug for 7 years before releasing it but they have not been doing them at all

  12. 12

    What doe sit say about this guy that he FEARS someone having an opinion? Sort of sounds like a guy who fears anti religion being taught or anything other than catholic tv as it might corrupt our children. He sounds like an idiot

  13. 13

    Show me some one who bashes Jenny's view on the connection between vacinations and autism and I will show you someone who doesn't have an autistic child. There is a link that is irrefutable. Should we stop vacinating,no. We need research to find out what caused this reaction an stop it.

  14. alyeden says – reply to this


    Jenny McCarthy is just one of thousands of concerned people who question the safety of vaccines and want them refined and further studied. News flash, we have NO idea what is actually in them. God forbid we question the medical community who continues to help the pharmaceutical market BILLIONS. It's ok to question the validity of vaccines. We put way too much trust into every word doctors say and forget that THEY work for US. She will be great on The View. This is a daily talk show. I'm sure there will be plenty of things for her to raise eyebrows over than vaccines & autism.

  15. Lisa says – reply to this


    Thanks Perez for saying the same thing I have.. how about you let her get through her first week on the show before judging her… oh and also… she has NEVER said not to vaccinate she is calling for more research to be done on the schedule and the vaccines themselves. She is no different than thousands of other parents out there who are asking for the same thing to be done. Michael Specter is an idiot for accusing her of indirectly causing sickness and death throughout the western world.

  16. 16

    Jenny's views on vaccines have made the world a more dangerous place for my child and our friends. They all have Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases and are unable to build normal protective antibodies to many vaccines and illnesses and cannot get live vaccines. They rely on the herd immunity and hours of infused blood product antibody replacement therapy to get through each week. I think ABC can do better. I hope ABC does not make The View a platform that endangers our children

  17. Lisa says – reply to this


    Charlotta how about you really read about what she is asking to be done on vaccinations instead of writing untruths… educate yourself it helps Re: Charlotta

  18. Alien says – reply to this


    Who cares what her opinion is on this. No one parents the same anyway… she is entitled to her opinion. Thats the great thing about free speech people. You take that away and you cant bitch about your issues either so leave it alone. Plus shes hotter than all the other ladies ont he view and that is needed.

  19. 19

    I hope nobody is dumb enough to take health advice from a girl who takes her clothes off for a living, the view is a sinking ship and Jenny is the iceburg.

  20. 20

    Re: ecatzippy – Very sorry to hear about your child and others children with the same condition, but wanting safer vaccines is better for everyone. That is what people like Jenny want - safe vaccines, not no vaccines.

  21. 21

    Re: SoxyinRI – Ridiculous. Autism is not something you "get". You are BORN with it. And this is the hard idea that many parents cant seem to wrap in their heads. The reason why these parents (parents, not scientists, no researchers, no doctors except one who cashed out of parents by doing his own vaccine) think it is linked, is cause autism symptons are being shown at the age where the child is starting to develop different social aspects and playing aspects which just goes along with the timing vaccines are applied.
    Autism is genetic. And it is known that those parents who have twins and one of them shows to be autistic the other one is also autistic as well.
    Be informed people and stop being fools. Jenny McCarthy is an idiot. Want to go back to middle ages?, stop vaccinating and lets all decrease our life expectancy again.

  22. 22

    Re: Charlotta – oh wow.. so sorry to hear that :(

  23. 23

    Re: rosebud99 – Rose, vaccines change all the time with the modern technology. Lot of people question the contents without really knowing anything about chemestry or knowing the basic of microbiology, etc.
    Its like when they took away parabens from products (where only propylparaben was shown to increase chances of cancer) and it was replaced by pheoxyethanol, yet a lot of people now are complaining about phenoxyethanol.
    Now I ask you, what do you prefer, to die from a bacteria like a woman who died by applying herself an eye mascara and developed a disease or to be safe by using a product that contains less than 1% of phenoxyethanol and is safe for human usage under those dosages?.
    Also vaccines are not given many as they used to. Do you remember when vaccines in our parents times used to leave a huge mark that was left with them forever?. I even have a tiny small mark left. The new vaccines dont even leave marks anymore. Now those were huge stuff they used to give us.
    Scientists work on developing safer vaccines all the time. They dont go "oh, lets do this so we can make everybody sick and cash on it". No, in fact, two vaccine developers decided to not even patent the vaccines because they thought that they were doing good to humankind. And they did.

  24. Guest says – reply to this


    Re: bleahf – Autism runs in my family, so I agree with your point. That being said, I have Asperger's & can hardly tolerate coffee, allergy medicine, antibiotics…. you name it. It certainly stands to reason that an autistic person would react adversely to a vaccine. I would love if we could soften the rhetoric & explore vaccines as something that exacerbates autism.

  25. The Matrix says – reply to this


    She admits herself that she has terrible gas problems. I hope she doesn't ignite a fiery storm of controversy because of her other ill founded beliefs.

  26. jenny rox says – reply to this


    Have u lost your mimd or just not done your homework on what jenny has PROVEN about vaccine injuries in BOYS!. JENNY saved my sons life! If i hadnt done what she did with evanmy son would be nom verbal,no eye contact with a colostomy bag right now. He was flyimg into autism and i pulled him out thanks to jenny! You dont even know the science of what you are talking about. Gross!

  27. 27

    People who are against vaccinations have completely forgotten the devestation these diseases caused before the vaccination was found. Please take a microbiology, health, or immunology class to really understand how vaccinations work and what they do. TB, polio, and small pox killed millions. They were an epidemic. If you had TB, you were essentially sent to an asylum to live out the rest of your short life and then to die. If these viruses do not have a host, they will die out completely. Don't let a microscopic creature cause so much death.

  28. X says – reply to this


    Re: SoxyinRI – Two of my cousins are autistic and neither their parents or the rest of our family think vaccines had anything to do with it.The believe that it comes down to genetics, as my aunt was diagnosed with aspergers in her 40's Stop making such blanket statements.

  29. laura says – reply to this


    Re: Ms. B Nice – uhhhmm actually no its not an opinion. It has been proven that vaccination DOES NOT cause autism, this was a HUGE scandal. This was the cause of so many parents not vaccinating their children leading to widespread disease and childhood death when it could have so easily been prevented. All because one man told the world that vaccinating their children could cause autism. This was a huge blow and caused so many unnecessary pain and death. You cant just go around spewing nonsense especially when it causes such severe effects.

  30. 30

    The study that caused anti-vaccine hysteria was a fraud and the lead author was stripped of his medical licence for falsifying data to fit his agenda. The idea that vaccines can cause autism is a complete hoax. Do you eat fish? Well, if you do, you're ingesting far more mercury than there was in a vaccine. And most vaccines today no longer have the mercury derived compound as a preservative.
    Childhood diseases such as measles and whooping cough were fatal back in the day. We were well on our way to eradicating them when someone decided to spout lies and then more people jumped on that bandwagon. People, vaccinate your children. Yes, there are side effects like all medical treatments (e.g. DTaP makes me feel lethargic for a day or two) but it sure beats dying from diphtheria or tetanus! And it's not just your child you're protecting when you vaccinate, you're also protecticting those who are immunocompromised who can't get the vaccine. It's called herd immunity. Also, get your boosters.

  31. 31

    Re: bleahf – I completely agree. Don't blame vaccines for the not-so-great genes that were passed to your children.

  32. Kym says – reply to this


    My girlfriend never immunised any of her 3 kids, one has autism and one has aspergers so there goes that theory. Google tetanus symptoms…would you like your child to experience that or would you rather a simple shot to avoid months of horrendous pain. Not vaccinating your child is a form of abuse and your child shouldnot be allowed to go to play cares, schools etc if they haven't been vaccinated. It's especially dangerous around babies, the elderly and pregnant women to be spreading diseases that are easily preventable.

  33. Katie says – reply to this


    Perez, did YOU vaccinate YOUR baby??? JM is SOOOOOOOOO wrong and it is pathetic that people would rather listen to anecdotal BS from a celebrity rather than scientific info. Vaccines DO NOT CAUSE AUTISM!!! It's been DISPROVEN!!! If one does NOT vaccinate their baby, their baby is far more likely to die of the disease their parents did NOT vaccinate their child from!! Herd Immunity…LOOK IT UP!!!!

  34. katie says – reply to this


    Anectodal "evidence" for all those that say "my kids didn't get vaccinated and THEY are ok" is NOT scientific evidence. AGAIN…research HERD IMMUNITY!! Watching your child DIE of preventable illness is far more painful than watching your kid get a shot!!! If your child is autistic/aspergers….that is determined genetically WAY BEFORE ANY vaccination. : \

  35. katie says – reply to this


    measles/mumps on the rise in Pac NW and NE…..coincident that these states have loose laws regarding vaccinations?? Just think about it, folks.

  36. Ellanah says – reply to this


    Now I know that it is a parent's decision to vaccinate their child but parent's also have a responsibility if the disease their child gets spreads to other children. Take measles, no one thinks of measles as a threat anymore and that is mainly due to vaccines. Before measles vaccines, 5 million people died yearly world wide. More people have died from measles in it ENTIRE history than AIDS has since it became an epidemic.

    With parents forgoing vaccines it presents the problems of things like measles popping up, as measles is considered the MOST contagious disease out there. In recent years doctors have seen a steady rise in measles cases over the past 10 years because of a lack of herd immunity. With diseases like this being so contagious it isn't just your child you're putting at risk, it's other people.

  37. Gomerblog says – reply to this


    I can't believe she is going to be on The View…Ridiculous. Here is a funny article about her; Rare Diseases’ Give Jenny McCarthy Life-Time Achievement Award.

  38. Mr B says – reply to this


    When your taking hits your over the target. She only has her opinion from what shes experienced and read, people will only look in to it themselves and make a informed decision on their own. What could be wrong with that unless big pharma has something to hide.

  39. Mr B says – reply to this


    Re: Charlotta – Congress created the fund in 1986, at a time when a growing number of lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers was driving them out of the marketplace. Tax payers have been paying Billions to cover damage caused by vaccines. See Vaccine Trust Fund