Kristin Cavallari: “I’ve Read Too Many Books About Autism”

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Expectant mama Kristin Cavallari shared some stylist shots via Instagram. “About to open Nasdaq!! #OOTD @balmainparis jacket and Mason leather pants,” she captioned the above photo.

In a series of pics, the reality star, 27, showcased her fabulous maternity style.

Just like Jenny McCarthy, The Hills alum is the latest celebrity to speak out on the alleged link between vaccinations and autism.

“You know what, I’ve read too many books about autism,” the pregnant star told Fox. “There is a pediatric group called Homestead or, shoot, Homestead or Home First — now I have pregnancy brain, I got them confused — but they’ve never vaccinated any of their children and they’ve never had one case of autism. And now, one in 88 boys is autistic, which is a really scary statistic.”

When the host pressed Kristin, the Laguna Beach star said that immunizations are toxic nowadays.

“Vaccinations have changed over the years,” she said. “There’s more mercury and other [stuff]…”

After this interview, Kristin was bombarded with backlash over her statements.

“It is a harsh response,” Kristin told Fox. “You know, it’s not something that I publicly wanted to come out and say. I was in an interview and it came up, and it wasn’t what I was expecting.”

She added: “But, you know, listen, to each their own. I understand both sides of it. I’ve read too many books about autism and there’s some scary statistics out there. It’s our personal choice, you know, and if you’re really concerned about your kid, then get them vaccinated and it shouldn’t be a problem.”

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  1. Marie

    Sadly she hasn’t read enough, esp about how more environmental factors are attributable to autism and the lack of folic acid, and the rise in deaths of children from eradicated diseases that are coming back and living in CA and not even aware of the issues coming from Japan. I would be worried about everything, but would read a heck of alot more than just the Hollywood elite books.

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  2. savannah

    a while back when there was a flu outbreak in California. a mother refused to gave her 11 year old daughter the flu shot.because she was anti -vaccination mom.sadly her daughter caught the flu virus and she died.

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  3. klutzy_girl

    Somebody brought up a good point on another site the other day – wouldn’t you rather have your child alive – with autism – than dead from a disease that could have been preventable if you vaccinated them?

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  4. mel

    She has a right not to vaccinate her child. No need to bring stories of a woman who did not and then her child died! Seriously! She does not tell you not to vaccinate your child, she makes decisions for her own. People should stop being so judgemental.

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  5. Tam

    @klutzy_girl. That was probably one of the dumbest comments I’ve ever read. Seriously, you can’t be a mom, can you? Lol

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  6. Missy

    It’s not even just a case of a child alive and with autism is better than a child that is dead because he or she didn’t take a vaccine.
    It’s just that IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE.
    Autism is a rare disorder, if vaccines were to blame, than a loooot more people would be autistic. Not to mention the enormous amount of people who were saved because of vaccines.
    It pisses me seeing people on the media saying things like that. Thanks for helping spreading diseases when it could be avoided. And somehow, I just hear about it in the US (especially California).
    No where else in the world.

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    • Johnna

      RARE DISORDER?!?! That is just an outright crazy statement and YOU, my friend, make no sense. 1 in 88 boys has Autism, ummm not so rare. It’s so easy for people to judge who have not dealt personally with the daily struggles of raising a child on the spectrum. The fear for their future, trying to help them make progress, doing everything possible to better their life. It’s exhausting and stressful but the love for your child obviously overrides all of that. But, to watch a perfectly developing child, actually rather advanced child, slip away directly after a vaccine is beyond words to explain. People are so quick to judge Jenny McCarthy and the likes but if you actually listened to her or read her books she is NOT anti vaccine. She just fees vaccines are not one size fits all. Some children gave weaker immune systems and the vaccines push them over the edge into a world of autism. Tests should be done beforehand, shots should be on a slower schedule and the vaccines should be “green”. These are her statements and what so many of us feel. So please don’t comment on this being “rare” when maybe that was the case in 1972.

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    • Jack109

      If Autism is so rare, how can 1 in 88 people be affected? Rare is 1 in 100,000… It is also a personal choice for parents, statistically the threat of disease in this country is far lower than any other. So a few children getting sick and yes possibly dying is not an epidemic.

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  7. SMH

    It’s “celebrities” like her and Jenny McCarthy that are spreading rumors and lies about vaccines being linked to autism when in actuality there is NO link! They can be brainwashed to believe what they want but children dying of diseases is much riskier and actually on the rise thanks to these mother’s who believe this BS.
    Autism is a difficult thing to deal with for any child/parent but you know what millions of children live with it and many thrive almost normally! I have a nephew with autism and he functions quite fine. Yes, he has quirks and does things that not a lot of 9 year olds would do behavior wise but he is smart and articulate and we would NEVER change him!
    There was a reason why vaccines were created because diseases were killing children by the thousand many years ago and now you rarely hear of someone dying of a polio outbreak or the measles etc!

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  8. Isabel

    She couldn’t even correctly name the pediatric group she was trying to cite as a credible source so I highly doubt this woman has read a book or even an article on the subject. Unfortunately, it’s types like her who have the largest platform to spew this nonsense further fueling the idiotic, anti-vax movement.

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  9. KJ

    Big pharma created the anti vax movement by having children vaccinated with about 49 vaccines prior to entering kindergarten. Because of this gross, unnecessary amount of toxin being pumped into a child’s system, they have created vaccine injured children, they have assisted in stimulating the autistic gene to manifest itself by coupling it with whatever crap is in their junk vaccines, and have basically created a mass epidemic of fear because of all of this nonsense. Vaccines are not effective because A.) they miss the target immune cells which lay closer to the inner skins surface vs. a deep injection that just floods the body with poison, and B.) they are not proven to prevent childhood diseases.

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  10. BobaFett

    Alcocol inducent rant or not: the reply still is 100 times more accurate and based on scientific facts unlike yours. :D

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