She's an idiot.
Why pay attention to her?
She also promotes anti-vaccine paranoia.
McCarthy already earned a reputation for scaremongering parents so they don't vaccinate their children. Even after it was proven that the (later-retracted) Wakefield study, containing an ridiculously small sample size of 12, was fraudulent - with deliberately falsified data - she still believes it. articles.nydailynews.com
It's not that she questioned the role childhood vaccinations might play in the onset of autism (the hypothesis certainly needed exploration), but the way she used her celebrity status to convince parents not to vaccinate their children really bothered me. She put many children at risk. Further, her haughty disrespectful demeanor demonstrated by talking over pediatricians on panel discussions amazed me. She is an actress - a far cry from a medical expert.
Retracted autism study an 'elaborate fraud,' British journal finds - www.cnn.com
Autism researcher faked info in study that linked vaccines and autism, new report finds - www.nydailynews.com
Good investigative reporting may finally debunk the myth that vaccines cause -autism www.health.harvard.edu