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Jessica Biel tries to clarify anti-vaxxer stance after getting lit up online

Biel allegedly abstained from vaccinating her infant son in 2015.


Ignacio Martinez

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Posted on Jun 13, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 10:41 am CDT

Fans online are not happy to hear that actress Jessica Biel is apparently now an anti-vaxxer.

Tuesday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental activist who has since pivoted to focus on espousing the idea that vaccines can have adverse effects on “medically fragile” children, appeared at the California State Assembly with some added star power.

Biel joined Kennedy Jr. to lobby against SB 276, a state bill that would limit medical exemptions from vaccinations without approval from a state public health officer.

Further social media posts from other California legislators confirm that Biel was expressing her own personal anti-vaxx views while attending the assembly.

Inklings of Biel’s anti-vaxxer sentiments have been noticed previously. In 2015, an anonymous source told In Touch that Biel and her husband Justin Timberlake would allegedly abstain from vaccinating their then 7-month-old son. “Jessica is refusing to vaccinate him. She feels that vaccination could cause complications,” said the source.

So far, public reaction to this development has not been kind to Biel. People on Twitter are absolutely tearing Biel apart for her decision to help support a movement that puts the lives of children at risk from easily preventable diseases.

And, uhh, I’ll just leave readers to connect the dots on this one.

This morning, however, in the wake of backlash, Biel tried to clarify her position on Instagram, saying she supports vaccines and was just against this one bill.


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*First Published: Jun 13, 2019, 9:49 am CDT