Jim Carrey's Mandatory Vaccination Case Study

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Jim Carrey received heavy criticism from a mother over his unauthorized use of her autistic son’s photo in an anti-vaccine rant on Twitter.
The 53-year-old comedian reportedly used the picture of 14-year-old Alex Echols from Oregon in a Twitter rant against Governor Jerry Brown’s approval of the nation’s mandatory vaccination law. Karen Echols said their family is “disgusted and sickened” over Jim Carrey’s use of her son’s photo without permission in a post visible to the comedian’s 14.7 million followers, according to the Daily Mail.
The controversial rant featured Jim Carrey’s strong condemnation of the immunization policy which requires mandatory vaccination for school-aged children.
“California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in mandatory vaccines. This corporate fascist must
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To drive the point, he posted several photos of children with autism crying, and Alex Echols’ photo was included in the tweet.
Karen said she feels Carrey has exploited her son, according to The Stir.
What made the post controversial was the fact that Alex’s parents never said that the boy’s autism is linked to vaccines. Alex already had a genetic condition called Tuberous Sclerosis, which affects the brain and other body parts and has autism as a side effect of the disease, even before he was immunized, the report explained.
In a screenshot posted by iTV, Karen asked Jim Carrey to take down her son’s photo. Twitter has since removed the boy’s photo but Carrey himself has not taken any action.
The famous comedian began campaigning against mandatory immunizations when he became romantically involved with Jenny McCarthy, who thinks her son’s autism was the effect of vaccines.
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says there is no connection between the mercury content of vaccines and autism, the report

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