co-host Jenny McCarthy, whose son is diagnosed with autism, has been labeled a longtime anti-vaccine advocate
. But when she appeared on “Good Morning America”
on May 9, McCarthy sought to clarify 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 [Chicago Sun-Times] piece. 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,” she says. “Everyone should ask questions, but I’m certainly not against them.
This comment comes a month after McCarthy wrote an op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times
in response to speculation about her beliefs about vaccines.
“I am not ‘anti-vaccine,'” McCarthy says. “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.'”