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‘Chicken pox party’ anti-vaccination mom: ‘Illness is meant to eliminate the weak’

In a growing movement based in an outright rejection of science, parents across the globe are holding “Chicken Pox Parties” and other play dates to expose their children to deadly diseases which include, measles, mumps and rubella — diseases which are all preventable with vaccines.

In a growing movement based in an outright rejection of science, parents across the globe are holding “Chicken Pox Parties” and other play dates to expose their children to deadly diseases which include, measles, mumps and rubella — diseases which are all preventable with vaccines.

Moms like Hollie Singleton of Brisbane have invited parents to expose their healthy children to kids with full blown chicken pox.

Singleton posted her invitation on Facebook and only canceled her party once her children were no longer contagious. But a growing contingent of parents are arranging the parties privately in Facebook groups and are proudly voicing their beliefs in posts like “How to Prep for a Pox Party” or Singleton’s` rants about the survival of the fittest.

In her diatribes on Facebook, Singelton has made incredibly direct statements showing her disregard for the fact that exposing children to chicken pox is sometimes fatal.

“Truth as I see it is too harsh for most to accept: illness keeps population in control and is meant to eliminate the weak and build a stronger species. I’m not liked for that belief, but it is really how I believe we should be understanding our kind,” Singleton posted. She went on to say that  “…illness keeps population in control and is meant to eliminate the weak and build a stronger species.”

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Hollie Singleton (Facebook)

Her post ends with a small heart to insure that her views naturally are taken in a friendly spirit.

Fueled by celebrities like Jim Carrey and Jenna McCarthy who regularly tweet anti-vaccine propaganda, the movement has devotees on both sides of the Atlantic.

Another mom, Amanda Witt of North Texas, moderates a private Facebook page with over 300 participants who regularly arrange play dates to expose healthy children to deadly viruses. Witt recently complained that one of her friends in Collin County was investigated by Child Protective Services after being bullied online for her anti-vaccine views. The CPS showed up at the woman’s door but refused to comment on the case.

Witt claims, “There hasn’t been any law broken. Chicken pox parties are not considered dangerous.”

But Plano, TX criminal law attorney, Peter Schulte, disagrees.

“If a child is introduced to the chicken pox and gets seriously ill or dies, then the parents could face some criminal liability under the penal code.”

Featured image: Hollie Singleton (Facebook)

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32 Comments

32 Comments

  1. atatakaidanjp

    December 21, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Oh, goodie! Great parents to expose their children to these diseases. Apparently, it doesn’t make any difference that their children are then getting “opened up” to the possibilities of getting other diseases . . . like Shingles?

  2. Martin Pollard

    December 21, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Perhaps their children dying from these easily preventable diseases could be viewed as a good thing; we certainly don’t want these people to breed and pass their stupid genes on to future generations.

  3. ME

    December 21, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Wonder if she’ll still think it’s eliminating the weak from the gene pool if HER children die. Maybe they were just too weak to survive and reproduce? Oh, sorry, she only meant my kids.

  4. Kit9

    December 21, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Let me know when she is in agony from endometriosis or is dying from cancer.

  5. MyNameisKim

    December 21, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I wonder if the same could be said of motor vehicle deaths and gun deaths and drug deaths. During the Black Plague even the highest born, best fed, strongest died. And honey you need to lose the funky hair and piercings if you want to be taken seriously.

  6. Bill Mason

    December 21, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Too bad there was not a stupid vaccine when she was growing up. Or a preventive measure against self absorbedness. Or even a gene marker test to determine hipsteritis. SMH

  7. Mary Kaye Waterson

    December 21, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I had chicken pox at age 4, caught at a chicken pox party that every kid in the neighborhood attended. I developed one of the potentially deadly side effects of having chicken pox – encephalitis. I was in a coma and close to death for 4 days. My mother, who was an RN, said if she’d known that could happen, she never would have taken us there.

    When I had my kids, the chicken pox vaccine was new – I didn’t waste any time. As soon as the doctor said it was time for the chicken pox vaccine, my kids got it. MY kids are more important to me than anyone or anything and they’re protected.

    This woman, Witt, is an absolute idiot. What would she say if it was one of her own children that were “weeded out as weak” by a totally preventable disease? Her kids have probably already had it and survived so she doesn’t give a damn – if YOUR kid dies, it’s because they were weak.

  8. JERRY FRED KOLBE

    December 21, 2015 at 10:04 am

    ANYONE WHO DELIBERATELY EXPOSES THEIR OWN CHILDREN TO ANY ILLNESS NEEDS THEM TAKEN AWAY. PROMPTLY. THEY ARE IDIOTS.

  9. Paul

    December 21, 2015 at 11:08 am

    This is the most ridiculous argument I ever heard. So according to this nimrod, we should eliminate the profession of physician. Just let nature take its course and we’ll be a stronger species. I bet she doesn’t believe in evolution and underneath this bs is a religious belief of: “just let god take care of everything. He knows what he is doing”

  10. Karmakanic

    December 21, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Carry her argument to it’s logical conclusion and we should euthanize any child born with a defect, physical, mental or otherwise. Seems like I remember someone else who wanted to do that. Oh yeah, it was Adolf Hitler.

  11. Barbara Abu-Odeh

    December 21, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    there have been cases of people who die from this ….if anyone’s children pass from being exposed at one of these parties, i hope the parent is charged with murder

  12. Robert Tucker

    December 21, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Every good experiment has a control group as well.

  13. Joyce

    December 21, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    No, she doesn’t. And as a matter of fact, your ad hominen made me not take *your* comment seriously.

  14. George Curran

    December 21, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I’m sure the kids will be thrilled with their mother as adults when they have shingles–maybe in the eyes

  15. Oggie Ogden

    December 21, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    I’m just curious if she used antibiotics for her piercings etc, or made sure her tattooist only used sterile needles and fresh, unbloodied ink. After all, bacterial and virological infections also remove the weak. And aren’t glasses also a sign of a physical weakness in our kind?

  16. Kit9

    December 22, 2015 at 4:29 am

    If it looks like a freak and talks like a freak then it is a freak.

  17. Liz

    December 22, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Her tats will help her fit in with the prison population if a child becomes seriously ill or dies as a result of her actions.

  18. Staci

    December 22, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Yes! There shouldn’t be any respectability policing. Attack the asinine viewpoints, attacking someone’s personal appearance is petty and immature.

  19. Monica

    December 22, 2015 at 7:47 am

    IDIOT!!!!! Does this women NOT put her kids in a seat belt, thinking if their ‘strong enough’ they will just hold on REALLY tight & NOT go through the windshield?! I pray for her brain, she had to have bumped her head! (Maybe she doesn’t wear a seatbelt!)

  20. Simon Peters

    December 22, 2015 at 8:05 am

    It’s always worth while holding back if you get the impulse to post really aggressive and unpleasant comments like the one you have just shared with us. I am sure you don’t really wish an agonising death on anyone. Why would you want people to read your post and think you do?

  21. Feebee

    December 22, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    When I was a kid we didn’t have a vaccine for chicken pox. My brother and I got pox at the same time because we lived in same house. I guess you could say we got it from a party. Lol

  22. mICHELLE

    December 22, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    ON POINT^^

  23. kln

    December 22, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Would love to know how many of the fools worried about vaccines being created with infected animal secretions eat meat.

  24. raven

    December 23, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I think it’s because the woman in the article has that same disregard for the pain and agony some of these preventable diseases cause to children. Polio, for example, is not only horrific, but has life-long consequences.

  25. Brian Rhoda

    December 23, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Know what happened to those of us who grew up in the 60’s? When the neighbor kids got Chicken Pox, every kid in the neighborhood was dragged over to get exposed. We only wish there was a vaccine for it 50 years ago.

  26. Simon Peters

    December 24, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Anyone who posts in capital letters is unaware that it reads as shouting. You know now, so quieter posts in future, I hope.

  27. Simon Peters

    December 24, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Raven, that may well be the excuse, but one should aim for high personal standards rather than looking for a reason to stoop to mere vulgar abuse.

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  30. Neal Tambert

    January 10, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Yeah, let the smart people pander to big pharma vaccines and realise a wee bit later what happens after 3 human generations pass them by.

  31. Neal

    January 10, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Yeah, n ice one, that’s describing exactly what the neo-fascists in our governments are trying to impose on us right this very moment. Count down is happening in sloooow motion , baby. Third generation and counting.

  32. Kim

    July 20, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Writer, can you show some fact-based evidence that people “expose their children to deadly diseases which include measles, mumps, rubella”? I call you out on this, as you’re just writing click bait titles. If you can’t provide evidence for each of these, give up your job and let a real journalist take your place.

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