17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers  

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In recent years, a growing number of celebrities have been speaking out against the dangers of vaccinations. Some of these famous people believe that the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine caused their children to develop autism. Other celebrities simply think that vaccinations should be a personal choice that is not mandated by the government.

Who is the most famous celebrity anti-vaxxer? Charlie Sheen tops this list. In 2008, he wrote a legal letter to his daughters' doctor, which stated that he did not consent to the vaccinations, reportedly viewing them as "poison." TV personality Jenny McCarthy is perhaps the most famous face of the anti-vaccine movement, as she believes that the MMR vaccine caused autism in her son, Evan. 

Many other celebrities have chosen to not vaccinate their children, due to their beliefs that the vaccines cause autism or are otherwise harmful and unnecessary for their kids. 

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Like his ex-girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carrey believes that certain vaccines cause autism. He spoke out against vaccinating children on Twitter on June 30th, stating that "California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in mandatory vaccines. This corporate fascist must be stopped."  

Carrey went on to call the CDC "corrupt," but also explained that he isn't against ALL vaccinations. He Tweeted, "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!" 

Age: 55

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Jenny McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Jenny McCarthy may be the most vocal anti-vaxxer celebrity. She believes that the MMR vaccine caused her son Evan's autism.

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, rapper Kevin Gates claimed that his three-year-old daughter was more advanced than her toddler peers because she had never been vaccinated. He said, "I know why she’s so accelerated. She’s never been vaccinated before. That’s why she’s so accelerated, she doesn’t have mercury in her body or things to that nature.”

Age: 31

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

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Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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In 2008, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards were in a legal dispute regarding the vaccination of their children. Sheen wrote a legal letter to his daughters' doctor which stated that he did not consent to allow the doctor to give his daughters the MMR vaccine. Sheen reportedly views vaccinations as "poison."

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Age: 51

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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In her 2014 book The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning, Alicia Silverstone says, “While there has not been a conclusive study of the negative effects of such a rigorous one-size-fits-all, shoot-’em-up schedule, there is increasing anecdotal evidence from doctors who have gotten distressed phone calls from parents claiming their child was 'never the same' after receiving a vaccine. And I personally have friends whose babies were drastically affected in this way.”

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Age: 40

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Donald Trump believes that there is a correlation between high dosage vaccinations and autism.

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Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Kristin Cavallari is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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"The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari explained her decision not to vaccinate her children saying, "There are very scary statistics out there regarding what is in vaccines and what they cause – asthma, allergies, ear infections, all kinds of things. We feel like we are making the best decision for our kids."

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Rob Schneider thinks that vaccinations should not be the government's business. He says, "You can't make people do procedures that they don't want. The parents have to be the ones who make the decisions for what's best for our kids. It can't be the government saying that. It's against the Nuremberg Laws." He also frequently tweets about his anti-vaccine stance.

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Age: 53

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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Mayim Bialik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Mayim Bialik thinks everyone should research vaccines for themselves rather than blindly letting the doctors decide. She says, "The number of vaccines that we received [as] kids is a third or a fourth less than kids get now. So my feeling is, you can really do whatever you want."

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Age: 41

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

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Michele Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Politician Michele Bachmann believes that the HPV vaccine is very dangerous. She has said, "Little girls who have a negative reaction to this potentially dangerous drug don't get a 'Mulligan.'"

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa, United States of America

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Billy Corgan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Smashing Pumpkins musician Billy Corgan is opposed to fear-based vaccinations. He says, "I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us through fear."

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States of America

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Alex Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Libertarian talk-show host Alex Jones believes that the dangers of vaccines cannot be denied.

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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Holly Robinson Peete is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Holly Robinson Peete acknowledges that vaccines have saved lives but is still an anti-vaxxer, as her son suffers from autism, she believes, as the result of the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine. She says, "...he went in as a totally healthy boy and had a horrible reaction, and then I lost him to autism."

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Aidan Quinn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Aidan Quinn believes that his daughter's autism was caused by the MMR vaccine. He says, "So we had a normal child that was walking, talking, doing everything way faster than she was supposed to. Then, after an MMR, she got a 106 fever and turned blue and woke up the next day with dark circles and not knowing who she was."

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is a vocal opponent to vaccinations, and he believes that the government is covering up the connection between vaccinations and autism.

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

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Lisa Bonet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Lisa Bonet was one of the first celebs to speak out against vaccinations. She has been advocating that parents should make their own vaccine decisions since the 1990s.

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Age: 49

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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Andrew Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 17 Celebrity Anti-Vaxxers
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Surgeon Andrew Wakefield wrote a paper in 1998 that drew a connection between autism and the MMR vaccine. The paper was later deemed fraudulent, but Wakefield still defends his research.

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Canada

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