Kristin Cavallari Thinks Vaccinations Cause Autism

Gabrielle Chung / March 14, 2014

Like Jenny McCarthy, Kristin Cavallari doesn’t believe in vaccinating children.

The former reality star recently revealed that she chose not to vaccinate her first son, Camden, because she believes that certain drugs in the shot cause autism, a claim that was rejected by the scientific community.

We didn’t vaccinate,” Cavallari, who is currently expecting her second child with husband Jay Cutler, told interviewer and former MTV VJ Lisa Kennedy during a segment on Fox Business. “I read too many books about autism.”

Using Homefirst as an example, the 27-year-old mom explained that the pediatric group did not find any cases of autism within their non-vaccinated patients because that’s how logic worksKennedy then shot back saying that mother had her children vaccinated and no one in her family had been diagnosed with autism.

“Now, one in 88 boys is autistic, which is a really scary statistic,” Cavallari reasoned. “The vaccinations have changed over the years. There’s more mercury [in the vaccinations].”

The Fabulist host also gave her opinions on other hot-button issues like the legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage.

“I really believe if it doesn’t directly affect you, why do you care?” Cavallari mused. “I think everyone is so hung up on how everyone should live their lives, so you should just take that energy and focus on yourself.”

Sure, but maybe we should also dedicate some time into putting an end to preventable death, no?