Jimmy Kimmel has caused quite the stir with his controversial comments about the importance of getting children vaccinated.
But the host refuses to apologize to anti-vaxxers, comparing the statement that vaccinations are bad for your children to saying pancakes will make you gay.
Of course, anti-vaxxers have gone on a Twitter rampage against Kimmel, spewing a ton of “reasonable” (as Kimmel jokes) insults at the host. And, in true Kimmel fashion, he read the worst of the worst on his show.
Kimmel, who has an 8-month-old daughter with his wife, Molly McNearney, doesn’t understand why the vaccination debate even exists since “99 percent of doctors” agree getting vaccinated is the right decision. Kimmel says if you think these doctors are lying to you, you “need to see a doctor.”
In fact, Kimmel recruited a handful of them for a curse-word-laden PSA.
“See, the thing about doctors is they didn’t learn about the human body from their friend’s Facebook page,” Kimmel said in the show. “They went to medical school where they studied all sorts of amazing things like how to magically prevent children from contracting horrible diseases by giving them a little shot… but some people do not buy into that because they did a Google search and Jenny McCarthy popped up and she had clothes on so they listened to what she had to say and decided not to vaccinate their kids.”
In case you didn’t get the reference in Kimmel’s rant, McCarthy is one of the most outspoken celebs in the anti-vaxxer movement.
Kimmel concludes his rant by saying that he thinks people who think they “know more than doctors” shouldn’t be allowed to go to the doctor’s office anymore.
“Oh, by the way, you should also let your kids smoke,” Kimmel adds. “Why wouldn’t you? The only people who say not to are doctors, and they don’t know!”