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You’ll Never Believe Which Washed-Up 90s Star Is Refusing To Vaccinate Her Kids Now!

Jenny McCarthy? Nope! Carmen Electra? Nope! Shannen Doherty? Nope! Tori Spelling? Jessica Simpson? Nope! Sarah Michelle Gellar? Nope! Janet Reno? Nope! Which person is dumbsplaining at you that she feeds her kid soup every day instead of vaccinating him because something something Western medicine and also too anecdotal “evidence” about how vaccines make babies sad sometimes?

Why, it’s Alicia Silverstone, beloved star of Clueless!

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And yes, really, miso soup EVERY DAY for the kid.

Alicia Silverstone has revealed that her two-year-old son Bear has never been vaccinated for the usual run of childhood diseases including chickenpox and measles or had a ‘drop of medicine’ because she prefers a natural approach. […]

In an interview with People magazine Ms Silverstone, who is married to musician Christopher Jarecki, says that she feeds her son a light miso soup for breakfast and he has ‘never been sick.’

That kid is going to grow up with the saltiest blandest taste buds ever.

Look, we know there are many people out there who name their children things like “Bear” and subscribe to the salty soup theory of parenting, but most of those people do not get national or international platforms to spew their nonsense. And nonsense it is, as she goes on to explain how to get rid of things like fevers without pesky medicine.

[I]f Bear has a snuffly nose she uses eucalyptus oil to help him breathe more easily and feeds him cooled Japanese ‘ume kuzu tea’ if his temperature runs high. Another thing she recommends is to soak a child’s socks in vinegar or cold water and wrap them around the feet to ‘bring down the fever.’A ‘cooled cabbage leaf on the back of a baby’s head’ is another suggestion.

Why a cooled cabbage leaf?

You'll Never Believe Which Washed-Up 90s Star Is Refusing To Vaccinate Her Kids Now!

Why not a cool bit of lettuce? Or kale? Is Alicia Silverstone being paid by the anti-kale lobby? Also, god help that kid if he gets something like a kidney infection that actually requires Western medicine in the form of antibiotics OR YOU COULD DIE.

Oh god, we forgot to tell you about how she fixes earaches.

For earache Ms Silverstone says squeezing ‘a few drops of breast milk’ into an infant’s ear will ‘help alleviate discomfort and clear the tubes.’

Having been quite the connoisseur and practitioner of earaches in our youth, we cannot really figure out how adding more liquid to our ears would have cleared the tubes, but that is probably because we did not have a supporting role in Batman and Robin.

Also, breast milk?? How will she fix the kid’s ears once she stops nursing?

Update: People in the comments tell us the breast milk ear cure might actually be A Thing, but we do not care because we’re never going to stop thinking about the cabbage leaf head part of all this.

Is this some sort of elaborate Joaquin Phoenix performance art type stuff and there will be a big reveal later that it was all a joke? We are probably not that lucky. Sorry, Bear. You will grow into a fevery middle-schooler who has to bring cold cabbage to school when you are feeling unwell and you will have the worst salt cravings anyone has ever had. We feel for you.

[Daily Mail]

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  • ahh_2_2

    The poor child

  • Snarknado

    “he’s never been sick”, but he gets fevers routineley enough and severe enough that his clothes are soaked in vinegar or cold water to bring them down.This sounds incredibly legit, you guys. It’s a shame my parents injected me with autism instead of letting me run a fever for most of my childhood. I totally wouldn’t have ended up physically maimed or with cognitive impairments or anything!

    • glasspusher

      Even worse for me. I got a measles vaccine as a kid, but it wasn’t any good, leading me to get measles when I was in college. It sucked.

      • Snarknado

        Ach, Measles is a nasty one. People generally don’t appreciate how much so, and often mentally equate it to chicken pox.I had to get the Hep B vaccine like 3 times because it didn’t “take” the first two times. My doctor said if it didn’t take that final time we were going to just give up trying. God help me if I’d been exposed to the virus during that period, I would have gotten all those autism injections for nothing!

        • thepoliticalcat

          I’ve HAD measles, mumps, and chicken pox. And smallpox was still around when I was a sprog. I grew up with kids who had polio, and Mom once did an emergency tracheotomy on a neighbour’s kid with a kitchen knife because the kid had dipththeria. Lemme tell you, that shit was no fun at ALL. I’m very grateful for vaccines.

      • msanthropesmr

        Soooo, I’ma PhDuh student. And I’m mid forties. So, 2 years ago, as part of being a full time student for my residency, I had to prove that I had all my shots. (Never mind the fact that I work for the college, and having my shots wasn’t required for working here, even though I have continual contact with students).Sooo…Immunization records from the early 70s. I transferred schools about 8-10 times before high school, so, I’m thinking that this is not going to be easy. I call my doc and ask if he can just give me the shots. He said – well – that’s a bad idea, let’s run a titer for anitbodies. Turns out that most of the anitbodies don’t show up appreciably in the titer – so my protection is sketchy at best.I eventually got my high school (!) to send records to the college. That was a very interesting conversation….

        • glasspusher

          That sounds like fun. Hey, I was a fud student in my 30s!

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  • glasspusher

    Clueless was a funny movie, but this pretty much confirms my belief that she wasn’t acting at all.

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  • glasspusher

    She doesn’t put a band-aid on any scrapes he gets, a Cabbage Patch will do.

  • BeliTsari

    Alicia WHO? Didn’t she jump off some overpass, decades ago, to escape some scary looking, lecherous old man? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2602955/Los-Angeles-motorists-stranded-freeway-suicidal-man-threatening-jump-overpass-snap-selfies-jumper-background.html

  • msanthropesmr

    Soy protein makes your brain smaller.

    • thepoliticalcat

      Cite? I read recently that soy products should not be overused by males, due to the estrogen-like content, but this is new to me. (Am I having my leg pulled? Why is the left one distinctly longer?)

      • msanthropesmr

        http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10763906Now – no word as to whether or not this was co-variant with cannabis consumption.

        • Greg Comlish

          That’s a provocative paper but it was one study 14 years ago and it was immediately criticized:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07315724.2000.10718948?journalCode=uacn20#.U1ASzvldV8E“In conclusion, we believe it is premature to issue dietary recommendations about the risk of eating tofu. The problem outlined here, as well as other methodological issues in observational studies of diet and disease suggest that the results should be interpreted more cautiously.”

          • msanthropesmr

            (The following and proceeding messages are snark. They are not meant as medical advice, evidence, or even humor, really)Dude – you work for big tofu or what?

          • scott

            The man uses soy-based chemtrails.

  • Blendawendy

    Isn’t she the one who pre-chewed her kid’s food before she fed it to him? I don’t know why we expect Hollywood stars to be smart. They believe so much bullshit (especially about themselves) on a daily basis that it’s no wonder they never develop critical thinking skills.

  • Bernarda Alba

    Cut to thirty years from now when the fertility doctor explains to Bear that the reason he and his partner aren’t conceiving is because of that little case of the mumps he had that Mommy treated with asparagus seed and fenugreek.

    • Annie Towne

      Maybe it’s better if these people don’t reproduce…?

  • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

    Pimples? Just dab baby’s wet diaper on your face for a clearer complexion.

    • thepoliticalcat

      But don’t mix it up with Daddy’s wet diaper, or there will be hell to pay!

      • msanthropesmr

        Vitter, is that you?

        • thepoliticalcat

          WENDY? OMG, WENDY! (flees)

  • andy

    You could try doing some research, Wonkette. It does wonders for ruining dogmatic opinions though, just warning you.

    • msanthropesmr

      We have – we’ve read books and stuff.

      • Mahousu

        That’s cheating! Only websites with 1998-era Geocities formatting are allowed!

      • thepoliticalcat

        In Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie’s character Aadam Aziz is arguing with his wife when she stops all argument with the sentence, “I have read books.” Would the modern troll were as biddable as thou, sweet Naseem!

    • Greg Comlish

      Yeah Wonkette! Just Google “Ear Ache” + “breast milk” + “New England Journal of Medicine”. The science behind the breastmilk-in-the-ear cure is airtight.

      • msanthropesmr

        You’re mixing up your journals. That one was published in the Lancet.

    • weejee

      Some of us actually get paid to do research, but it’s that Commie Socialist peer-reviewed kind. Some of us actually are peer reviewers in our sekret real lives.

      • msanthropesmr

        Shhhh…The lizard people are watching.

      • andy

        I actually am a big fan of vaccines, but they’re over used. It’s policy and business issue, research is great….except that it’s corrupt as hell, but that’s, as I say, a policy and business issue.

    • I loved you in “Clueless”, Alicia!

    • andreamd

      I worked for a science agency but who trusts scientists ,right?

      • andy

        I’m probably a little older than you. Old enough to have learned through observation that there’s a word for “having blind faith in everything your doctor tells you.” It’s called “suicide.”

        • thepoliticalcat

          Well, I’m a fucking shit-ton older than you, and I’m telling you, I’ve never seen such a loserish argument in my many decades here. Come up with something better. Say, a little sarcasm. Surely you can manage that, with all you’ve learned over the eons.

          • andy

            This is like shopping at WalMart- I feel just a little dumber after reading your comment. No substance here.

          • Caepan

            Then we cordially invite you to go fuck yourself.

          • Boscoe

            You really don’t get the point of being here, do you.

        • LOLOLZ

          Did you really use the “little older than you” observation argument?Yes. I have “blind faith” in my doctor because… you know… he went to college/medical school for like 8-12 years.

        • Boscoe

          You’re clearly older than EVERYONE here if your utter and complete lack of snarkitude is any indication. Nothing like an unfunny old guy from back before humor was invented trolling’ around the sarcasm fest being all serious.Although I do have to admit, the idea that you can out think your doctor by sheer gutsy self-determination and horse-sense IS pretty funny, so maybe I was wrong about you.

      • thepoliticalcat

        Well, everyone knows even SCIENTISTS don’t trust scientists, right? I mean, aren’t SOME scientists saying global warming is just a scam?

    • thepoliticalcat

      Goodness knows there just aren’t sufficient numbers of science-literate sods on Teh Wonketz, but you just go ahead and believe that if it helps you feel better, dear.

  • weejee

    She’s whooping against whoop those little red spots on her kid are from a fine-point red Sharpie™.

  • Mahousu

    It’s true, lots of kids in Japan have miso soup every morning, and vaccination rates there are rather lower than in the U.S.Of course, it’s also true that Japan has ridiculously high levels of measles (10,000 to 30,000 reported yearly, with actual levels probably closer to 100,000) and mumps (100,000 cases reported annually, with who knows how many more unreported).

    • msanthropesmr

      You and your biased facts.

    • Boscoe

      True, but their rate of miso deficiency is 0%!!

  • SnarkOff

    Let’s quarantine all of the anti-vax celebrities in a little corner of the country, some hellhole, so that their kids will not infect the rest of us with various life-threatening diseases. I recommend Los Angeles.

    • BlueMonkey

      Or send them somewhere that the population, as a whole, isn’t vaccinated. Win win.

    • laineypc

      I would rather someone find a way to nullify the parents’ own childhood vaccinations and keep the kids protected.

  • Arcturus

    Nothing like a perfect bacterial substrate right into the ear to help get rid of an ear infection, I always say. Very sorry Bear, but it looks like your mama has decided to take natural selection into her own hands.

    • Greg Comlish

      Tits: What can’t they do?

  • Hot off the press (like, I read it this morning in an article published today): 1st trimester antidepressant use actually tied to autism risk with actual science.

    • thepoliticalcat

      Lovely. When worlds collide. If the women stop taking their anti-depressants, their chances of PPD and PPP (post-partum depression/psychosis) are greatly increased, and could result in harm to mother and/or infant. Yet another excellent argument for people with mental health problems NOT to have kids (I should know; I have ’em and I didn’t).

  • glennisw

    Isn’t she the one who used to pre-chew his food, like a momma bird does for a baby bird?

  • JaaaaaCeeeee

    Sounds like Alicia Silverstone’s kid could really use smarter parents. by the 70’s, we had filgured out that traditional diets (not macrobioticals saying fruit makes you monkey like & dairy cowlike) are better because we’ve had time to evolve: cabbage isn’t nutrient-dense, but we extract what it has efficiently.

  • Nixon, etc.

    Same old Tinseltown story: Another one of the brightest stars in the Dream Factory firmament seduced by the intoxicating lure of Big Cabbage.

  • Jerry Garcia

    Meanwhile while all of you are viciously villainizing those of us who refuse to have our kids become pi cushions, no tests have been don on the entire regimin of 36 shots we give our kids, just one or two single shots. The correlation between shots and the off the charts rise in autism is unavoidable. The fact that non of you are scientist and are taking big pharma’s word, and trusting a money making business that kills over 70,000 people every year, only reinforces my belief that something is up here…

    • scott

      Let us bask in nature’s polio! Mother Gaia desires her children return to their true form, crippled and bed-ridden. Just as nature intended!

      • andy

        Assuming that anyone who has misgivings about any part of this is an ignorant, anti vaccine fool says way more about you than it does about them.

        • scott

          You’ve obviously misread me, I long for us to return to the Freedom of health our species experienced before the meddling hands of Big Farma came and killed us with autism. Bring back the blood letting and balance my humors!

          • andy

            Don’t quit your day job- leave the attempts at sarcasm for the pros.

          • LOLOLZ

            Uh. Just because you didn’t “Get” it, doesn’t mean it didn’t have the desired impact. I mean, it got your jimmies rustled.

          • Boscoe

            Why should he? he just pwned your sorry ass with his rudimentary skillz.

    • Jaime Oria

      Jerry Garcia!? I thought you were dead!

      • thepoliticalcat

        He was vaccinated.

    • Adam Griffith

      Sorry, but you’re completely wrong. There is no correlation between autism and vaccinations. Autism is often diagnosed around the same age as kids get vaccinated but people have really really looked at the huge samples of vaccinated and unvaccinated kids and evidence is conclusive that vaccinations don’t cause autism.

      • scott

        Science is just one of the Lizard King’s many appendages, there will come a day in which Big Brother exploits our era of modern medicine and profits from decreased infant mortality rates. Just you wait. Smallpox was the only thing preventing an invasion by the pod people!

        • thepoliticalcat

          Uh … (runs for the exit)

          • scott

            Sorry, I don’t normally do ‘in character’ internet comments. It’s just that anti-vax stuff triggers all the sarcasms as a coping mechanism.

          • laineypc

            Well if you are going to do that you should at least post pics in costume.

    • Spudger

      We are “viciously villainizing” you because you put all of us in eventual danger, and the weakest and most vulnerable of us directly harm’s way now. Reducing the overall herd immunity means that people who *cannot* be vaccinated are at risk of contracting these diseases – and for many, the reason they cannot be vaccinated is the same reason why those diseases are more likely to be fatal to those folks.As for the rest of us – guess what! If you allow these diseases to propagate again, that also means an increased rate of mutation of those diseases as they move through the population, potentially resulting in strains that are no longer easily treatable.Billions of people have received vaccination for diseases. Your categorization of the need to vaccinate your children as being nothing more than treating them like “pin cushions” betrays an incredible short sightedness.Oh, and by the way – the rest of us who have the good sense to get vaccinated are the only thing standing between YOUR child and a fatal disease. The fewer people who vaccinate, the fewer people providing a barrier between your precious snowflake and death from diphtheria, whooping cough, measles, and so on. Or hey, maybe just lifetime disability due to polio. That makes kids stronger, yeah?I’m not a scientist, BUT I DONT NEED TO BE – because the sharp drop in disease and childhood mortality over the last hundred years as a result of vaccination programs is a proven fact, and to claim otherwise is delusional.

      • scott

        I think you should get paid a healthy stipend to post that everywhere this argument shows up. For the national health!

    • timpundit

      Fine just keep your diseased kids away from kids whose parents aren’t idiots.

      • thepoliticalcat

        Should also keep them away from any immuno-compromised person, i.e., the elderly, the sick, PWA, any child under the age of 12 months.

    • thepoliticalcat

      Did you know that there are no recorded cases of death from autism? And that measles, OTOH, can kill up to 30% of those infected, and has a 90% contagion rate?

    • lesterthegiantape

      That’s an excellent point, and if you comb your hair over it, nobody will notice.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      FWIW, one of the real Jerry Garcia’s favorite charities was Path.org, and his foundation still supports them. Their mission is to bring scientific solutions and innovation to treat emerging and epidemic disease and maternal and childhood health, with an emphasis on making immunization available globally and public/private partnerships to drive vaccine development. Were he still alive today, he’d probably be appalled to find out you refuse to vaccinate your kid based on some silly anti science mumbo jumbo

      • scott

        Facts are so wonderful. I’m gonna fire up some Old and in the Way in honor of your righteous comment.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          make sure you fire up something else along with it

    • Haribo Lector

      Please present your evidence of a) the correlation between vaccines and the rise in autism and b) a rise in autismAlso c) that none of us are scientists.

    • laineypc

      Hey, you know what ELSE correlates to the rise in autism? Organic food sales!!! OMG the conspiracies are just everywhere aren’t they. I know I have to believe that there is a massive worldwide conspiracy among governments, public health officials, researchers and of course Big Pharma to cover the Truth about Vaccines, because…because… well I have to go now and call my mom. She had polio before there was a vaccine and now she has a bunch of problems because of that. Nice chatting with you.

    • hrdkc

      You are wrong. Period. All the vaccines we giver our children have been extensively tested. Yeah, I trust my kids to “big pharma” before I trust them to FUCKING POLIO and MEASLES. I suggest you read “The Panic Virus,” which is a very readable summary of how people like you have basically been duped into endangering your children and others.http://www.amazon.com/The-Panic-Virus-Vaccine-Autism-Controversy/dp/1439158657

  • Duckler

    Need more teeny tiny coffins, please.

  • thepoliticalcat

    Dear gawd, won’t this overload of Teh Stoopit cause this woman’s head to burst like a pus-filled boil? (prepares primo seat for watching the festivities, cleans binoculars, stocks up on popcorn)

  • lesterthegiantape

    The thing I love about the anti-vaccine kids is they’re going to get us all killed. It makes ’em seem so precocious.

    • laineypc

      Anti-vaccine parents, not kids.

  • Greg Comlish

    “My child is already autistic so he doesn’t need to be vaccinated.”

  • Frogslegs

    Bear Silverstone in 30 years:

  • Connie Jennings

    Death is natural. I hope she gets lucky, she’s gonna need it.

  • Haribo Lector

    Just because it’s A Thing doesn’t make it A Worthwhile Thing.

  • Force Crater

    I hope none these slug’s kids gives me measles for the 3rd time.

    • John Gallstone

      OK, I’ll bite, If vaccinations are so wonderful, how come you got measles 3 times?

      • WhyMeLord

        Perhaps Force is among the few for whom neither the vaccine nor a case of the DX imparts immunity. BTW there is a subset of individuals who won’t get a DX despite being exposed and not having been vaccinated.

  • John Gallstone

    C’mon now people, Vaccines are NOT 100% effective, not even close. I myself was vaccinated for all 3 major childhood diseases , yet caught all 3 anyway, and I’m sure i spread them. The tiny percentage of people who refuse to vaccinate their kids for some woo-woo reason is not going to have a statistical effect. just ignore it, its nonsense. By railing on endlessly about it you are in effect, PROMOTING their “cause”

    • It IS having an effect. That’s why people are railing.

    • gingerland62

      We have a whooping cough epidemic in our county that is attributed to unvaccinated children. There is a real threat to public health.

      • Vienna Woods

        And we’ve got a measles outbreak, because people think they don’t need to vaccinate their kids, because they’re safe because everyone else protected them by being vaccinated.

    • Greg Comlish

      Three vaccines that failed? I call Bullshit.

      • John Gallstone

        Whether they “failed” or not is irrelevant, and unknown since I was in kindergarten, The point is that ALL vaccines are NOT 100% effective, not nearly. So statistically you get MORE disease from the nature of vaccines themselves, than from, the tiny amount of loons who think it causes autism.

        • Vienna Woods

          I’ll take your anecdotal account and raise you two. Both my sons got their shots when they were supposed to, and neither of them got measles, mumps or rubella.On the other hand, born in 1960, I was too early for the vaccines, and got all three.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          so what? One is avoidable and the other is not. Until technology gets to the point where we can produce 100% effective vaccines that 100% of the population can use, there’s always always going to be a minority of people who remain unprotected. For them we rely on herd immunity. The whackjobs decrease this herd immunity for no good reason other than their irrational beliefs- a situation that is completely unnecessary

        • Evoshandor

          100% of vaccines are ineffective, or else why all those boosters?

          • Annie Towne

            Some (not all) vaccines require boosters not because of failure but because our immune systems will eventually no longer produce antibodies to a particular virus, or because the virus itself changes. But not getting measles for X number of years is a good enough reason to have the first vaccine. People don’t realize that measles can kill you, and the reason they don’t is because it’s so rarely seen today. It’s rarely seen because of vaccines, which WORK. The recent outbreaks among populations whose herd immunity has been compromised is a good demonstration of what happens when people ignore decades worth of science.

          • Charles Wolf

            Arghh, CW bangs head on Wall.

        • WhyMeLord

          Your statement is partially true. The data you used falls down on the claim of more diseases. Look into the science of epidemiology.

      • Charles Wolf

        I bet he either wasn’t there and/or had no clue what he was getting shot up with in “kindergarten”,,, or he’s from some loser cult that doesn’t believe in keeping his kids alive.And JG, FYI,,, NO, Whether the vaccines “failed” is Very Relevant……and since the relevance is admittedly, an “unknown” to you, you just made that all shit up……so your “point” is without merit.

    • scott

      Then the conversation should be “Gee, these things that have prevented super dangerous and fatal diseases from reaching epidemic status are not 100% effective, we should fund research and support the development of treatments that are even more effective.” Not “Let’s allow movie-people to play doctor to a vast audience”

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        I’m thinking the conversation should be “since we know that vaccines aren’t 100% effective and that some people might still be susceptible to these diseases despite being inoculated for them, maybe we ought to require that all the anti science loons to vaccinate their kids to increase herd immunity for the poor folks for whom the vaccinations aren’t effective or who can’t use them for medical reasons”

        • scott

          Yeah, that’s better.

    • bobbert

      So, you got polio?

    • WhyMeLord

      Actually those that do refuse cause serious problems. Most recent example was a Dallas Texas church. (there are others)

  • Vienna Woods
  • Annie Towne

    She’s practicing medicine for the times. If the times are the 18th century.

  • BuckMulligan

    THIS JUST IN: Sudden skyrocket increase of earaches in grown men. Doctors baffled.

  • Charles Wolf

    Why, it’s Alicia Silverstone, beloved star of Clueless!This could Turn the Tide.Not sure which way though.