AIDS Healthcare Foundation censures Jim Carrey for “fascist” comment about Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown
On Monday, Brown signed Assembly Bill 277, which was supported by Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) and Sen. Richard Pan, M.D. (D-Sacramento). This bill is a legislation that will remove all of the personal belief exemptions used to opt out of the routine childhood vaccines in California. Many parents use this exemption to avoid having their children receive vaccines.
The AHF has praised the governor for making a monumental move in healthcare. In light of recent outbreaks in California, such as the measles outbreak in November 2014, health professionals are pushing for vaccines among children more than ever.
“We thank Gov. Brown for quickly signing SB277 into law and for recognizing this bill as an important means of protecting the public health of Californians, particularly young schoolchildren,” President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation Michael Weinstein said. “We also want to sharply rebuke ‘Dumb & Dumber’ star Jim Carrey for calling Governor Brown a fascist for signing the bill. Carrey will soon have a place of prominence on our ‘AirheadCelebs’ hall of shame website.”