Jenny McCarthy Thanks Haters On TwitterBy: Amanda Crum - March 17, 2014
Jenny McCarthy walked right into a Twitter hate-fest last week when she posted a question to her followers: “What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate?”
The actress and former model was promptly slammed on social media as word spread about her post and people took the opportunity to bring up her anti-vaccination stance.
McCarthy is still getting slammed on the micro-blogging site this morning:
But one of her latest tweets suggests that she’s not paying too much attention to her critics, which has angered many more in itself:
McCarthy has stood by her belief for years that her son Evan’s autism was caused by his vaccinations and has spoken out against vaccines ever since. Her conclusion that the two are linked came from a paper written by Andrew Wakefield, which has been discredited due to fraudulent research and the fact that no other scientist agrees with his findings. However, she still sticks by her beliefs and has written books on the subject, causing many to question whether they should let their children receive vaccines. Some of her 1.1. million followers took to Twitter over the weekend to defend her.