Actress Jessica Biel is getting slammed for her supportive stance on anti-vaccination. She is joining a growing number of celebrities who have come out as anti-vaxxers including Jenny McCarthy, Kristin Cavallari, and Alicia Silverstone.
The actress and wife of Justin Timberlake is an anti-vaxx activist who is lobbying against California’s vaccination legislation. She is joining Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as an advocate for the problematic cause.
The 37-year-old actress was photographed joining activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. They are believed to be leading a petition against California’s new bill. The said bill increases regulatory measures aimed towards doctors who allow parents to opt out of vaccinating their children without reasonable medical cause.
Kennedy Jr. told The Daily Beast that Biel was an “effective advocate” against the bill that aims to address the growing problem of vaccine refusal. He said that Biel is “upset about this issue because of its particular cruelty” referring to the regulatory legislation. He went on to say about her:
“I would say that she was for safe vaccines and for medical freedom,”
“She was a very effective advocate,” he added. “She was very strong and very knowledgeable. Extremely well-informed. An extremely effective advocate.”
Immunization has been a hot topic in recent years. The National Health Service of England has declared vaccine refusal as a ‘growing public health time bomb’ putting millions of babies and children at risk of dangerous diseases.
As if we don’t already have enough problems with international conflict and climate change. It seems like Jessica Biel just wants to add to the growing threats that are putting human civilization at risk. Can’t we just have stars like Leo DiCaprio who use their influence to rally against climate change and NOT against immunization?
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.