Jessica Biel has decided to offer her support to Robert F. Kennedy Jr in his battle to get a vaccination bill rejected in California.
However, in response to the public outcry against her stance, Biel has, strangely enough, decided to completely deny being anti-vaxx, claiming that families had a right to choose.
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This week I went to Sacramento to talk to legislators in California about a proposed bill. I am not against vaccinations — I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physicians. My concern with #SB276 is solely regarding medical exemptions. My dearest friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccinations, and should this bill pass, it would greatly affect their family’s ability to care for their child in this state. That’s why I spoke to legislators and argued against this bill. Not because I don’t believe in vaccinations, but because I believe in giving doctors and the families they treat the ability to decide what’s best for their patients and the ability to provide that treatment. I encourage everyone to read more on this issue and to learn about the intricacies of #SB276. Thank you to everyone who met with me this week to engage in this important discussion!
Many have started to mock her on social media over her explanation, comparing her to President Donald Trump, and other politicians who are notorious for denying apparent facts.
One person said: “We had gone from the greatest generation who remembers a time when these diseases killed children to your generation the “stupidest generation” who think vaccinations for children should be optional.”
Another commenter wrote: “Medical exemptions on CA have gone up 441% since the personal belief exemption was removed. Do you think that many more children suddenly have conditions that qualify or do you think possibly there has been some false claims? This bill would simply add an extra layer of protection against fraudulent medical claims. If your friend’s child has a condition that truly keeps them from vaccinations, they should be welcoming this bill. Without it, their child is still vulnerable.”
The campaign she is now supporting is attempting to oppose SB 276, a bill which would impose limitations on the list of medical exemptions for vaccinations without an official confirmation by a health official.
Sources indicate that Biel’s support for the bill is tied to an emotional response to situations her friends have gone through after botched vaccinations.
This has not painted her in a more positive light; however, as many people remain highly critical of her stance and have called for her to step back from supporting Kennedy, who himself has been a highly controversial figure in the US in recent years.
Among his antics, he has started to compare children with autism in the US to Holocaust victims and has been in strong opposition to bills that support mandatory vaccination.
Kennedy has been praising Biel for her support, describing her as strong and knowledgeable, as well as strongly informed.
It is not clear what kind of knowledge the wife of music star Justin Timberlake has displayed on the matter so far, though, judging by her stance on it.
Do you think she back off?