In recent years, a growing number of celebrities have been speaking out against the dangers of vaccinations. Some of these famous people believe that the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine caused their children to develop autism. Other celebrities simply think that vaccinations should be a personal choice that is not mandated by the government.
In 2016, screenwriter Terry Rossio allegedly acquired rights to the Andrew Wakefield’s 2010 book Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines – The Truth Behind a Tragedy.
“Dr. Wakefield is clearly a polarizing figure, reviled by the general public yet also revered by many. The details and drama surrounding his life are even more remarkable than generally known,” Rossio said.
Although his acquisition of the book’s rights does not mean Rossio is against vaccines – after all, he could have simply been interested in Wakefield’s life – a controversial tweet in November 2018 comparing calling people “anti-vaxxers” to a racial slur suggests a sympathetic naturetowards the movement.
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