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Jenny McCarthy slammed on Twitter due to her stand on vaccinations

By Camille H / Mar 17, 2014 02:07 PM EDT

Tags : jenny mccarthy, kristin cavallari, slammed, twitter, vaccination

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  • (Photo : Reuters) Jenny McCarthy had no way of knowing what was coming her way after she posed a seemingly innocuous question on Twitter in an effort to keep her fans engaged.

Jenny McCarthy had no way of knowing what was coming her way after she posed a seemingly innocuous question on Twitter in an effort to keep her fans engaged.

"What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate? Reply using #JennyAsks," she tweeted.

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Critics of McCarthy's anti-vaccination stance were quick to chime in.

"Somebody who gets that refusing vaccines because of 'toxins' and then shilling for e-cigs makes you a pathetic hypocrite #JennyAsks," tweeted one user.

"Someone who thinks vaccines are safe," responded another.

"#JennyAsks someone who doesn't spread false info causing disease," came a third.

"Someone who believes in data & science, not discredited, fake medical 'experts' or anecdotal evidence," followed yet another response.

"The View" host has been vocal when it comes to vaccinations, saying that early childhood vaccines against diseases like polio and measles are linked to autism, which her 11-year-old son Evan has.

"We need to get rid of the toxins, the mercury - which I am so tired of everyone saying it's been removed. It has not been removed from the shots," McCarthy said in an interview on "Larry King Live.:

In January, McCarthy also made headlines after rumors surfaced that her son, whom she had with former husband John Asher, doesn't actually have autism. McCarthy took to Twitter to debunk the allegations.

McCarthy isn't the only celebrity mom who's not a supporter of vaccinations. Just recently, Kristin Cavallari, who is pregnant with her second child, confessed that her first born, Camden, now 18 months, has not yet been vaccinated, saying it was a mutual decision between her and husband Jay Cutler.

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