Notorious anti-vaccination queen and The View co-host Jenny McCarthy was the brunt of an unexpected PR snafu this week, when a simple request to her Twitter followers resulted in a prolonged backlash against her vaccine truther views.
This Thursday, McCarthy tweeted:
One has to wonder how she didn’t expect what came next. At any rate, she got a hefty dose of the reality she created:
Remember, while McCarthy has been rather quiet on this front lately, we’ve seen many outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States. Cases of measles tripled here in 2013, mostly due to anti-vaccination propaganda. There’s an outbreak in NYC going on right now, and one doctor isn’t afraid to point a finger right at the anti-vax movement. I don’t blame him; outbreaks tend to be centered in places where vaccine rates are low and someone traveling abroad brings the disease back with them.
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