Jim Carrey took to Twitter just hours after the governor of California, Jerry Brown, signed into law one of the nation’s strictest immunization laws.
“California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory vaccines. This corporate fascist must be stopped,'”wrote Carey on Twitter.
He followed that up moments later, writing; “They say mercury in fish is dangerous but forcing all of our children to be injected with mercury in thimerosol is no risk. Make sense?” Then, after receiving some backlash from other social media users, he wrote; “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!”
Jerry Brown signed the bill on Tuesday after it was passed by the state legislature, which eliminates personal belief exemptions for immunization and requires all school-age children to be vaccinated by kindergarten and then again by seventh grade.
The bill was introduced after a massive measles outbreak at Disneyland infected over 100 people in the United States last year.
Current California law still provides exemptions for children with a medical exemption or for children whose parents agree to homeschool them.
There had been some question as to whether Brown would in fact sign or veto the bill as he did not make his opinion on the matter public.
Carrey, who also called the Centers for Disease Control “corrupt” on Twitter, believes that the chemical additives in vaccines are causing a myriad of problems in young children. Carrey and others, along with form girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, believe that toxins should be eliminated from children’s vaccines and that there needs to be a change in children’s vaccination schedules. (For example, many parents believe in a delayed vaccination schedule which allows for their children to still become vaccinated but not have their developing immune systems bombarded at such insanely early ages.) They frequently point to the growing number of autism cases in the country to support their belief.
After signing the California bill into law, Brown also added a message, saying; “The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases. While it’s true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community.”
The CDC has supported Brown’s statement, claiming their is no link between “thimerosal-containing vaccines” or the measles vaccine and autism.