Very low profile, until now, Jessica Biel entertained his 8 million followers on Instagram with pictures doing gymnastics, advocating for the environment, by calling to donate blood or to support the career of her husband, Justin Timberlake.
Last week the actress, who in October released by Facebook Watch series Limetowndecided to take a political action, just on a topic that is very divisive, and that has proven to be lethal to other celebrities that have been arbitrated in favor of or against the mandatory vaccination.
In mid-June, was at the capitol to california to ask the senators not to approve a bill that will make it only a health agency of the State, and not doctors as up to today, which will decide the exceptions to not get the vaccine.
A measles outbreak already has thousand people across the country this year, a hundred in California alone. It is not the best time to appear in a photo near a activist anti-vaccine as Robert Kennedy Jr. (senator’s son killed). It was this image that started a media attack towards Jessica.
Jessica and her husband, Justin Timberlake, in the delivery of the Emmy 2018. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Biel had to go out to clarify immediately that it is not really activist anti-vaccine. That moved the particular case of your best friends, who have a son with a condition to those who do not vaccinate. Until now, that decision took you to the doctors, if it passes the law SB276, will be the State that decides. And that would have to move, you defended it. Not reached.
“I don’t want my son to get together with Jessica Biel, not because I have fear to get sick from measles, my son is vaccinated, but for fear that you to spread stupidity,” wrote the journalist Robyn Wilder in the ” british journal The Independent.
A statement a little strong, especially because the son of Biel and Timberlake, Silas, has only 4 years and, obviously, you can’t defend yourself. No one knows if you are vaccinated or not. By law, in Los Angeles to enter a college must be vaccinated. The exceptions made by the doctors were many, and that led lawmakers to suspect that they were receiving economic compensation for their signature.
It is not so unusual for a Hollywood celebrity to go to defend a cause to congress from california. In January, Kim Kardashian took selfies in front of the Capitol after going to ask legislators to return the vote to convicted criminals. This is part of his campaign for penal reform, which now also supports Alyssa Milano.
But if there is a topic that divides the waters, in addition to the legalization of abortion, is the vaccines. Something that you know very well the actress Amanda Peet, who came to receive death threats in 2008 for wanting that legislates in favor of vaccinating. She says she lost many friends in Hollywood for that. The hand changed, now the majority of the population is pro-vaccine.
In 2010 they were Alicia Silverstone, Jim Carrey and his then-partner, Jenny Mc Carthy who felt strongly against the mandatory vaccination. McCarthy believed until today that the autism of your child is due to have been exposed to vaccines. Even when that has been refuted by health authorities and international.
Jessica Biel had to learn fast that being a celebrity should be prepared for the reactions virulent, especially in times of social networks, if I was going to defend a topic that generates controversy. By now he was as half-way. Through as trying to turn over a new leaf. But I do lobby, pharmacist use your name to comment against the bad influence that you can have the famous people.