The vaccine war is once again heating up in the US as recently Amanda Peet, who is a spokeswoman for Every Child by Two, referred to parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated as parasites.
This has not gone over well with many American parents, who feel that the need to vaccinate their children is inflated to a point of craziness.
Autism United, is also very angry with the comments made by the actress, and are calling for people to boycott her movies in protest.
There is an ongoing debate in America as to whether or not childhood vaccines increase the risk of autism in children, a fact alone that has turned parents away from that doctor office.
Jenny McCarthy is one such mother, whose 6-year-old son was recently diagnosed with autism. She is very, very angry with the comments made by Peet.
“She has a lot of [nerve] to come forward and be on that side, because there is an angry mob on my side, and I like the fact that I can say she’s completely wrong,” McCarthy said in an interview with Spectrum.
For her part in all this, Amanda has apologized, saying “I believe in my heart that my use of the word ‘parasites’ was mean and divisive; I completely understand why it offended some parents, and, in particular, parents of children with autism who feel that vaccines caused their illness. For this I am truly sorry.”