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