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Jim Carrey Calls California Gov. 'Fascist' Over Vaccine Law

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    Actor Jim Carrey turned to Twitter to air his frustrations over California's new strict vaccination law on Tuesday, calling Gov. Jerry Brown a "corporate fascist."

    In a series of tweets, the Golden Globe winner insisted that he was "pro-vaccine" but "anti-neutrotoxin" and "anti-mercury," which, he believes causes autism in children. The rant started with Carrey saying California's governor, who signed in the one of the strictest immunization laws in the country, "must be stopped."

    Carrey and former girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, who believe McCarthy's son's autism was caused by vaccines, have become activists on the issue. 

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is "no link between thimerosal-containing vaccines and [autism], as well as no link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and [autism] in children."

    In the same Twitter tirade, Carrey also accused the CDC of being "corrupt" and unable to "solve a problem they helped start."

    The California bill removes the state's personal belief exemption for immunizations and instead says that only children with serious health problems may opt out. It came in the wake of a measles outbreak at Disneyland last year that affected more than 100 people in the U.S. and Mexico. 

    "This is truly a case where science — and what is the best case for public health — prevailed," state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, said at a press conference Tuesday.