|Kristin Cavallari Refuses to Get Her Son Vaccinated|
|Rachael Ellenbogen||Mar 15, 2014, 6:42 AM|
Kristin Cavallari, 27, has had to deal with a lot of backlash from both friends and fans at different points in her life because of antics she's pulled on "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills," but she always stood up for herself then and she continues to stand up for herself now.
Cavallari spoke with HuffPost Live on March 14 about comments she made about not wanting to vaccinate her son or any future children. She believes these vaccines will cause autism and that she "can't really ignore that."
"Vaccines are not something I wanted to publicly come out and speak on," Cavallari told HuffPost Live of her previous interview remarks. "I sort of got bombarded in this interview and thrown off-guard."
The reality star has a 1-year-old son, Camden Cutler, with her Chicago Bears quarterback husband Jay Cutler, 30. The two have been married since June 2013 and are expecting their second child together. Cavallari says she has never had Camden vaccinated for anything and she doesn't plan on doing it for her soon-to-be born child, either, because of research she's read about the possibility of autism developing from vaccinations.
"There's really scary statistics out there, and to each their own," former 'The Hills' star continued. "Autism wasn't prevalent - like it is now - years ago, so something is going on, whether it's the chemicals in our food or the vaccines."
Cavallari made her position on the controversial topic known, but didn't want to delve into the subject matter any longer than necessary. She didn't want to speak about vaccinations to begin with, but felt like she had to clarify exactly where she stood on the issue and her reasons for it.
"Something is happening, and we can't really ignore that," Cavallari said. "I choose to believe that I think it's in the vaccines but, again, to each their own and that's where I stand on it."
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