Jim Carrey is known for his wild antics on-screen, but not so much in everyday life – he keeps a pretty low profile. He’s an unassuming and charismatic man, but it seems that within that bold exterior lies a man who feels strongly about a sensitive and personal topic for many parents and grandparents across the world: vaccinations.
Jim has gone on a Twitter rampage, showing his 14 million followers just how passionate he is. Like many of us, Jim is a grandparent and he is no doubt feeling connected to the global issue. But did it really warrant what he said?
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Jim’s comments come after California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to toughening vaccination requirements for children, following the Disneyland measles outbreak and public outcry across the US.
Now, all children will be required by law to be immunised before kindergarten, and are only exempt if a doctor advises against it.
Many have labelled Carrey as being out of line and ill-informed, as he adds to the growing number of people who believe children should not be vaccinated, with the belief it is harmful.
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What is more harmful perhaps is that newborn babies, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to any disease outbreak.
So tell us: Do you think Jim Carrey was out of line? Or are his comments justified?