Everyone is entitled to their opinion and to share their opinion to everyone that they want to. However, when you are a celebrity, for better or worse, your opinion carries more weight than the average person on the street. Therefore, celebrities should think before they speak and should research their opinions before they relate them to the media.
Enter, Jenny McCarthy, a once minor celebrity on MTV and now a major anti-vaccination proponent. She has a son with autism, which she attributes to childhood vaccinations. She has appeared on Oprah numerous times since 2007 preaching the fact that vaccinations are dangerous and encouraging parents not to vaccinate their children. Thanks to Jenny McCarthy and people like her, the rate of vaccination in the US and other developed countries has fallen to levels where previously rare diseases are making a comeback. Jenny McCarthy has a body count to her name.
Oprah, you don’t get away scott free either. You have given this quack a platform to preach her dangerous ideas to millions of parents worldwide. You don’t offer any other viewpoint nor do you challenge her views. Shame on you.