Southern Charm is no stranger to controversy — most notably the stunning rise and fall of Thomas Ravenel.
This time, it’s Cameran Eubanks who’s been put in the hotseat. Not by police, but by her own followers.
When she shared her opinion about vaccines, the backlash was so intense that she deleted her tweet — and apologized.
On Thursday, Southern Charm star Cameran Eubanks decided to encourage her followers to make responsible health decisions.
She posted a photo of the bandage on her arm, announcing that she had just receive her flu vaccine for this year.
Cameran then encouraged her fans and followers to do the same.
It’s not just the right thing to do for themselves — it can help to protect others, including those with compromised immune systems.
The backlash to her post was enough that she promptly deleted it.
After deleting her post, she shared an undeserved apology message with her followers.
"I just deleted a post that I made today about my belief in getting the flu shot," she began.
"Never did I think it would cause such a fuss," she explains.
A few years ago, it might not have. But thanks to internet algorithms, dangerous misinformation spreads like a virus.
"I’m sorry to all I offended who don’t believe in vaccinating themselves and their children," she writes.
"If you do not vaccinate I do not think you are stupid or wrong," Cameran generously claims.
Not everyone would be so charitable in their assessment of people who endanger their children and others by believing falsehoods.
"We just disagree," she writes.
"I have always said I will not talk about religion or politics on social media," Cameran concludes. "And now I’m adding vaccines too."
This is not the first time that Cameran has been taken aback by an unexpected controversy.
"Palmer had hers today," Cameran shared about her 11-month-old. "I played baby shark and not even a whimper. Couldn’t believe it. God bless that annoying ass song!"
Her Southern Charm costar, the incomparable Patricia Altschul, also posted on Thursday after she received her flu shot.
"@caconover is right! I just had my flu shot and I can only walk backwards #southerncharm #medicine."
Craig Conover, everyone’s favorite formerly reformed playboy who talks like a frat guy, has some wild opinions about vaccines.
He called them a "crazy government shot" that would force him to walk backwards for the rest of his life.
Honestly, that’s not the worst thing that we’ve heard an anti-vaxxer say, but … that’s not saying much.
Patricia was not the only one who leapt to Cameran’s defense.
"Um your post literally reminded me to sign up for ours," wrote one fan. "Appointments booked. Thank you for posting about it!"
"It’s not a matter of belief or disbelief, nor opinion. It’s a matter of science and facts," correctly asserted another fan.
That comment continued: "Vaccines save lives and suffering and those who choose not to certainly have the right to that choice, but yeah, they are wrong."
"My family doesn’t get the flu shot," wrote another commenter. "And I still found nothing wrong with your post!"
Vaccinations aren’t just a personal decision — they help protect those with compromised immune systems through "herd immunity."
Someone whose immune system doesn’t function at full capacity cannot be vaccinated, so they are vulnerable to the flu — or something worse, like measles.
But everyone with whom they come into contact is vaccinated, then they are insulated by the "herd" and less likely to be exposed to a contagion.
As for the theories about vaccines being dangerous … some of that is misinformation, and some is fearmongering.
(Personal note: I am one of the one-in-a-million people who had a strongly adverse reaction to a vaccination as an infant; the real virus would have been worse and I’m glad that I was vaccinated)
Vaccines do not cause autism, but even if they did, we would all rather see a child be autistic than die of a preventable disease.