Jenny McCarthy on Vaccines: ‘I’m Certainly Not Against Them’

May 7, 2014 10:41am


“The View” co-host Jenny McCarthy cleared the air this morning on “Good Morning America” regarding her controversial stance on vaccinations.

“Everyone should ask questions, but I’m certainly not against them,” she told “GMA” co-host Lara Spencer.

McCarthy, 41, addressed how she believes she’s been wrongly branded by the public as being “anti-vaccine,” and that misconception of her is a direct result of “people not doing their own critical thinking,” she said today.

“I am not ‘anti-vaccine,’” McCarthy wrote in an op-ed for the Chicago Sun-Times last month. “This is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position that I have recently adopted. For years, I have repeatedly stated that I am, in fact, ‘pro-vaccine’ and for years I have been wrongly branded as ‘anti-vaccine.’”

Jenny McCarthy Engaged to Donnie Wahlberg

She reiterated today how important reading her piece was for people to truly understand her stance.

“I think people should read exactly what I have said instead of reading headlines, and that’s why I wanted to write that piece,” McCarthy said. “Everything that I have said and everything that I believe in is in that piece, so I hope people will go and refer to that so they know exactly what I’ve been saying.”

McCarthy has also been in the headlines for her recent engagement to Donnie Wahlberg, who lovingly involved her 11-year-old son, Evan, in a very adorable proposal.

“I waited a year without dating, if you can believe it,” McCarthy said. “I literally said, ‘This is specifically what I want in a man,’ and there he came.”

Regarding her new hubby-to-be, the former New Kids on the Block boy band heartthrob, “I no doubt believe I got the cutest one,” she said.

McCarthy’s new book, “Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life,” is in stores now.

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