Last week, the world was shocked to learn that Jessica Biel is cool with kids dying of Measles.
She lobbied alongside a notorious plague enthusiast against a common sense California law.
But Biel isn't the only person drinking the anti-vaxx koolaid.
Teen Mom alum and reality TV villain Farrah Abraham is speaking out.
In a new interview with TooFab, she makes it clear that she's totally cool with anti-vaxxer ideology.
Not only is she defending Biel, but she takes things even further with a bizarre analogy ... to abortion rights.
Farrah Abraham is offering some parenting advice!
As usual, Farrah isn't hesitating to offer her opinions -- no matter how controversial, uninformed, or just plain terrible they may be.
She thinks anti-vaxxers are great, actually
"I think it’s all good with the anti-vaccinations," Farrah tells TooFab in a new interview.
Farrah says that it was a debate for her
"With Sophia, it’s like, ‘Do I want to do vaccinations? Do I not?’" she suggests, as if she's discussing mani pedis and not the health and safety of her daughter and anyone with whom her daughter comes into contact.
Farrah had misgivings
"It’s like, ‘Is she going to get sick?'" she says, before clarifying that she meant wondering if the vaccines would make her sick. There are rare instances of that (I got sick!), but it's always better than the actual virus would be and, you know, also better than becoming a plaguebearer because your mom thinks google is the same as medical school.
Farrah tries to explain her concerns
"You know,some kids have died from vaccinations," Farrah says. People have died from just about every kind of medicine you can name, but it doesn't make the medicine bad and it usually stems from an allergy.
So she's totally vibing with anti-vaxx parents
"So I understand that some parents feel that there should not …" Farrah begins
Farrah then presents a jarring analogy
"it’s a parent’s choice," she asserts. "Just like with pregnancy, it’s the woman’s choice." Sure, except a woman seeking an abortion is making a decision about her own body, not about someone else's body -- or dozens of classmates and neighbors of said little body.
She thinks that being a plaguebearer is a personal decision
“So however you feel it’s going to benefit your family or you," Farrah suggests. "Then make the right choice."
And she makes it clear why she's talking about this
"So I think Jessica Biel is bringing light to that," Farrah says, referring to how the once-beloved former actress recently lobbied alongside an infamous anti-vaxxer against a California law that would ban "belief-based" vaccine exemptions.
Biel tried to "clarify" her stance last week
"I support children getting vaccinations," Jessica Biel insisted on social media.
Sadly, she didn't stop there
"And," she added. "I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physicians.” That is soft anti-vaxx speech for thinking that a parent reading the latest issue of Fake Science Monthly is the same as established medical science.
Biel explains why she did the lobbying that she did
“My dearest friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccinations," she says.
So that's why she got involved
"And should this bill pass," Biel says. "It would greatly affect their family’s ability to care for their child in this state." Really? Because the bill has zero to do with medical exemptions. Unless that child's medical condition is Being Mommy's Special Boy, which is not recognized by the American Society of Pediatrics, it shouldn't be an issue. Medical exemptions are a real thing. For allegies and for compromised immune systems.
Farrah praises Jessica Biel in her own very Farrah way
Using her typical word salad, Farrah says that Biel is "playing the best for everyone."
Farrah laments that unvaccinated families are "oppressed" or whatever
"Some people can’t go to school," Farrah bemoans. Odd to hear from a woman whose own daughter doesn't go to school.
She thinks the system is SO unfair
"if you don’t vaccinate your kids," Farrah complains. "Then your kids can’t go to school." That's because if another student is immunocompromised and cannot be vaccinated, they shouldn't be put at risk just because someone else's parents have weird issues.
Farrah thinks this system is unjust
“So I think everyone should be treated equal, healthy, and safe," Farrah says. So ... by her definition, does that mean that a child who just beat cancer at age 7 should be EQUALLY at risk for Measles? Because that's neither healthy nor safe.
Farrah then speaks to Sophia, who is 10
"Do you like shots, though?” Farrah asks her daughter. 10-year-olds are people, but just like they're parents, they're not always equipped to make their own health decisions.
It sounds like Farrah almost talks herself into a change of heart
“I understand it’s no fun," Farrah says. "But you’re healthy right? Because of those?"
She seems to admit that vaccines are fine
"So sometimes it works out. …" Farrah confesses, noting that Sophia didn't turn into an illuminati ghoul or whatever it is that anti-vaxxers think will happen to their kids (real talk: the conspiracy theory is that it causes autism, which it doesn't, but more importantly, autistic folks are just other people -- these parents act like they'd rather see their kids DIE than be uncomfortable with eye contact)
Farrah confirms that Sophia, at least, is safe
"Sophia has been vaccinated," she notes. That's one small bit of relief. (We wish that we could say the same for Kailyn's newest baby, Lux)
Farrah then makes an odd statement
"Luckily we haven’t had any issues, you know, from going to schools," Farrah says. Well yeah -- schools are fine with vaccinated kids. What issue did she expect?
Also, it's a moot point
"Now she does online schooling," Farrah acknowledges. School is for more than just learning information -- it's also vital for socializing with peers other than your family and family friends, which is pretty important for growing up into a successful and happy adult. But Farrah thinks it's better to have Sophia travel the world with her.
So there are two bits of good news in this interview
The first is that Farrah did vaccinate Sophia. Sophia is facing so many hurdles in life because of her mom, so it's good that she won't die of a disease that was previously believed to have been eradicated in the US.
The other good news is this:
Thankfully, nobody goes to Farrah for parenting advice. Plague enthusiasts who are dead-set on gambling with their children's lives aren't going to vaccinate if they can get away with it -- and parents intent upon making the responsible choice aren't going to be swayed by Farrah's word salad.
Did this change anyone's opinion of Farrah?
Probably not, we're guessing. She's got a lot going on, which means that whether you love or hate her statements on vaccines, that's just a small piece of the Farrah puzzle.
Please vaccinate your kids unless actual medical science says that they're rare exceptions.