Thursday, July 25, 2013

Canadian Health Authorities Ask ABC to Reconsider Jenny McCarthy

Toronto Public Health believes The View’s new host will spread inaccurate information

Adan Salazar
July 24, 2013

As actress, model and devoted mother Jenny McCarthy prepares to join the cast of ABC’s morning daily show The View, she’s finding herself weathering criticism from, of all people, Canadian health authorities.

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is not concerned that her salacious past may set the wrong example for children – McCarthy is a former Playboy model – but rather, that given her staunch disapproval of vaccines, providing her with a national platform could possibly influence mothers to follow her lead, a move which would undoubtedly burn a sizable hole in Big Pharma’s pockets.

On Monday, TPH expressed concern through Twitter that ABC’s new appointment may inspire mothers to ditch vaccines due to their reported correlation with childhood autism.

Shortly after the tweet went out, a press conference was held where TPH’s assistant medical officer Barbara Yaffe expounded on why giving McCarthy the spot would be a bad move.

“We have had a lot of inquiries about the possibility that The View TV program may be advancing inaccurate information about immunizations,” Yaffe stated.

The absurdity of a foreign health authority wasting taxpayer money by launching an aggressive campaign against an American television show was not lost on Toronto city councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong.

“They clearly have too much time on their hands… [TPH should be concerned with] health issues in the city of Toronto that need serious action and consideration rather than starting campaigns against American television programs,” Minnan-Wong stated according to the Toronto Star.

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