Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry is currently vacationing in Iceland. She’s been posting on her social media accounts about the trip, including some pictures of her getting “snowed in.”
After she posted the pictures, people started to comment about how she was traveling, while pregnant, during the Coronavirus outbreak. Though Coronavirus hasn’t been diagnosed in Iceland yet, people still commented on how dangerous it could be to travel during an outbreak, especially since Lowry doesn’t vaccinate her children.
Lowry posted some anti-vaxx messages on her Instagram story last week, confirming her stance that baby’s systems can’t handle the typical vaccine schedule.
Lowry is far from the only celebrity that doesn’t believe in vaccinations. Here are four other anti-vaxxer celebs.
In 2010, McCarthy’s son, then two and a half years old, was diagnosed with autism. The diagnosis came soon after he received the MMR vaccine. McCarthy became convinced that her son had developed autism as a result of the MMR vaccine.
Though the claim that vaccines cause autism has been disproven, McCarthy is still convinced that the vaccine had something to do with her son’s autism. She cites research to support her claims, much of which has been disproven.
McCarthy is the most visible celeb in the anti-vax movement.
A celebrity’s support of the anti-vaccine movement can do real damage because so many people listen to them. Just look at the legacy of Jenny McCarthy. Let’s hope the correct science-based messages drown out baseless fear mongering. (Also, stop taking health advice from actors). https://t.co/OipV5AUcOo
— Carly Weeks (@carlyweeks) June 13, 2019
Jim Carrey, who incidentally dated Jenny McCarthy, is another anti-vaccination activist. Though he makes many arguments against vaccines, his most frequent arguments focus on the ingredients in vaccines and whether they are safe for the human body.
In a series of tweets against the California law that removed the personal belief exemption for vaccinations, Carrey claimed that vaccinations contained mercury and other harmful ingredients. His claims were quickly debunked by scientists.
He’s also said in the past that people shouldn’t blindly follow recommendations from the CDC and the American Pediatrics Association.
I am not anti-vaccine. I am anti-thimerosal, anti-mercury. They have taken some of the mercury laden thimerosal out of vaccines. NOT ALL!
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 1, 2015
Celebrity tattoo artist and makeup entrepreneur Kat Von D found out just how turbulent the anti-vaccine controversy is when she became a mom for the first time. When asked if she was going to vaccinate her new baby, Von D made some comments that were pretty critical of vaccinations. She also posted some anti-vaccine information to her social media accounts.
After the Internet came at her hard for being an anti-vaxxer, Von D walked back her stance saying that she was just a concerned new mom and she had a lot of questions about vaccines.
Though she was adamant about not being an anti-vaxxer, she did say that she isn’t making her choices about her child public. So, it’s unclear whether she just walked back her comments because of the public backlash or because she actually changed her mind.
The amount of anti vaccine people truly alarms me. We are living in times of stupidity. Vaccines don’t cause autism. Lemme say it again, vaccines don’t cause autism. And once more for Kat Von D and Jenny McCarthy: VACCINES DONT CAUSE AUTISM
— P.J. (@PJNichols12) December 6, 2018
Clueless star Alicia Silverstone went on to become an all-natural mama, which she wrote a book about. In the book, she makes claims like mothers who eat vegan won’t get Postpartum Depression, that eating a vegan diet cures PMS, breastfeeding issues, and MS, and that tampons can cause infertility.
The book also takes a hard stance against vaccinations. She uses anecdotal evidence to claim that many children are negatively impacted by vaccines and some are “never the same” after getting vaccinated.
Alicia Silverstone writes an anti-vaccine book, Stacey Dash now doing commentary for Fox. They should've greenlighted that CLUELESS sequel.
— Vince Keenan (@vpkeenan) May 28, 2014