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Emma and Andrew are great but…

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, adorable talented couple that they are, have started doing this thing where they hold up little signs touting “good causes” when they know they’re about to be photographed by the paparazzi.

Example here via Just Jared:

Here’s the thing: this time they included Autism Speaks.

Surely you’ve heard about the organization. It has great brand recognition.

But it also has issues. And I hate to think that the well-intentioned Emma and Andrew would promote Autism Speaks if they knew how much money the organization has poured into finding a link between vaccines and autism. Or how little of the money raised goes toward supporting families living with autism. Or how the organization has marginalized autistic adults.

If I’ve piqued your curiosity, dig deeper starting here and here.

But definitely go support Gilda’s Club.

My response to a bad blog post: JENNY MCCARTHY: MY BAD, TURNS OUT MY KID DOESN’T HAVE AUTISM

While I do think Jenny McCarthy is dangerous in that she uses her fame to spread anti-vaccine misinformation, this post is similarly dangerous. It contains misleading information.

Click the links and you’ll see what I mean. Several of the posts linked to are from 2010 and don’t say what the author purports. Additionally, the post uses gossip rag Hollywood Life as a source.

Do better, bloggers.

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JENNY MCCARTHY AND SON

Holy crap!

This would be why you shouldn’t receive your medical advice from Playboy centerfolds. For YEARS, Jenny McCarthy has been the most vocal anti-vaccine spokesperson in the world. McCarthy had claimed (despite all evidence to the contrary) that childhood vaccines had caused her young son’s autism.

Now in a stunning article in Time magazine, it’s revealed that McCarthy’s son NEVER had autism in the first place. It turns out the boy had been misdiagnosed and really has a rare neurological disorder. Fortunately, the child is getting better and no longer displays any signs of autism. However, McCarthy has not apologized for her misdirected zealotry against having children vaccinated. Even if she did, APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED.

How many thousands and thousands of children have developed childhood diseases because their idiot mothers saw Jenny McCarthy on Oprah or some other show and refused to get them vaccinated? We’ll…

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