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Did Jenny McCarthy Deserve All the Twitter Meanness?

Mar 19 2014 - 7:54am

It's been a rough few days for Jenny McCarthy [1]. It all started late last week, when Kristin Cavallari appeared on Fox Business [2] and was compared to McCarthy for her decision to not vaccinate her son. Then, on Thursday, McCarthy innocently posed a question on Twitter, asking her 1.3 million followers what personality trait they look for in a partner [3].

That's when Twitter blew up with a barrage of responses [4] challenging The View cohost's advocacy against childhood vaccinations (McCarthy claims that her now 11-year-old son Evan developed autism after receiving a round of routine vaccinations as a tot). It seems her tweet opened up the floodgates providing vaccine advocates with the perfect opportunity to attack her views. With a current outbreak of measles in NYC [5] and a recent whooping cough outbreak in California [6], both tied to families who didn't vaccinate their children, they have plenty of ammunition. Take a look at some of the responses to McCarthy's question:

So tell us, were the responses too harsh? Or just what the doctor ordered?

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