First, Amanda called Jenny a "parasite." Now Jenny says Amanda has "a lot of balls." It's on!
Even after Amanda apologized for her comments, Jenny is still vigorously defending the autism community. In Spectrum magazine's October/November issue, Jenny says Amanda "has a lot of balls to come forward and be on that side, because there is an angry mob on my side. I like the fact that I can say she's completely wrong. Until she walks in our shoes, she has no idea."
After her son was diagnosed with autism, Jenny gained worldwide media attention fighting against what she deems to be unsafe vaccines. She will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday. Amanda Peet recently agreed to be a spokesperson for Every Child By Two (ECBT), an organization that raises awareness of the importance of getting children fully immunized by the time they are two years old.
The national autism advocacy group Autism United is calling for a boycott of all of Amanda Peet's movies. "We want to send a clear message to her," says Executive Director John Gilmore. "Our community will not support the continued misinformation that is funneled into the media by organizations like ECBT and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We are not against vaccines, rather we are for safe vaccines. Until they understand that, we won't back down. Ms. Peet's comments are deplorable and an apology will not suffice. We applaud Jenny McCarthy's continued efforts and for speaking up for our community."
Who's right in this fight?