It appears that actress Jessica Biel is as a supporter of the anti-vax movement.
She posed in a photo with prominent anti-vaccination advocate Robert F Kennedy Jr during a visit to the California State House.
She was there to lobby against a California State Bill which would mean that parents wouldn’t be able to get their children out of compulsory vaccinations without permission from a doctor.
Robert F Kennedy JR told The Daily Beast that he opposes the political red tape that he and Biel believe would force children to receive vaccinations.
Biel appeared on Kennedy Jr’s Instagram as he applauded her for her campaigning work: “Please say thank you to the courageous @jessicabiel for a busy and productive day at the California State House,” he wrote.
The Daily Beast reports that Biel and Kennedy were lobbying against SB 276, a state bill that “limits medical exemptions from vaccinations without a public health official’s prior approval”.
Speaking to that outlet, Kennedy confirmed Biel had joined him, but refuted the term “anti-vaxx,” which he deemed “pharmaceutical propaganda.”
“I would say that she was for safe vaccines and for medical freedom,” he said.
Kennedy told The Daily Beast that if passed, the bill would force doctors to vaccinate children even if the children had been determined to be “too fragile to receive vaccinations.”
He said that Biel “knows what she’s talking about … She’s upset about this issue because of its particular cruelty. She has friends who have been vaccine-injured who would be forced to leave the state.”
The news that Biel is campaigning against mandatory childhood vaccinations should not come as a shock, because back in 2015, InTouch Weekly reported that Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake would not be vaccinating their son Silas Randall Timberlake:
“Jessica is refusing to vaccinate him. She feels that vaccination could cause complications. I’m sure Jessica believes that she’s making the right decision, but hopefully she and Justin will do some more research on this and change their minds,” the outlet quoted a source as saying.