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Kat Von D Said She’ll Raise Her Unborn Child Vegan And Without Vaccinations, So This Mom Shut Her Down
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Kat Von D Said She’ll Raise Her Unborn Child Vegan And Without Vaccinations, So This Mom Shut Her Down

Kat Von D has over 12M followers on Facebook and nearly 6,5M followers on Instagram. So, when this tattoo artist and cosmetics entrepreneur says something, people hear it. That’s why Caroline Hirons had a problem with Kat’s recent anti-vaccine claims. To illustrate her point, she told about her son’s brutal battle against mumps.

Celebrities (most notably Jenny McCarthy) have been linked with impacting the number of parents who choose vaccines. McCarthy pushed against the MMR vaccine, in part blaming it for her son’s autism diagnosis. It was followed by record numbers of measles cases in the U.S. After the fraudulent study was retracted, however, the vaccine rates started to come back up.

Scroll down to read how Hirons’ case against Von D, and let us know what you think about it in the comment section.

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Tattoo artist and cosmetics entrepreneur Kat Von D has recently told her 18 million+ followers that she won’t be vaccinating her unborn child

Image credits: Kat Von D

“If you don’t know what it’s like have people around you think you are ridiculous, try being openly vegan”

Image credits: Kat Von D

“Try <…> having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations”

Image credits: Kat Von D

You can read her full thoughts below

More than 750,000 people liked Kat’s Instagram post

But one mom didn’t

Image credits: carolinehirons

And responded with a heartbreaking story of her son battling the mumps

Image credits: carolinehirons

Image credits: carolinehirons

Some started opposing Caroline right away

But many strongly agreed

What do you think?

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Kjorn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ah... remember that good time when we all use herb and natural cure? when we all dies in our old 30's and 40's?

Pavel Nekoranec
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and when people got 8-10 children, cause at least two of them would survive :D

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Hans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think everything has been said about anti-vacciners. They are stupid, selfish, and ultimately wrong in their arguments and motives. However, what strikes me is that not more of the "18+ trillion followers" rage about her domineering tone. What about all the mothers who wished for nothing but the best for their children but did NOT manage to have the, according to Kat von D, only acceptable way of birthing, at home, with a doula and no doctor etc. etc.? Even ignoring the anti-vacinnation nonsense, this self-righteouness should make people angry!

criminalgirl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep, remember she hasn't given birth yet...let's see what her tone is afterwards.

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ADHORTATOR
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What is an "electric plant based diet"? Pure nonsense... In Europe, we know these rituals to cure diseases, it was called "witch burning"

Hans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Although the posting is severely annoying, the discussion is sparked here is quite entertaining. :)

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Kjorn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ah... remember that good time when we all use herb and natural cure? when we all dies in our old 30's and 40's?

Pavel Nekoranec
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and when people got 8-10 children, cause at least two of them would survive :D

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think everything has been said about anti-vacciners. They are stupid, selfish, and ultimately wrong in their arguments and motives. However, what strikes me is that not more of the "18+ trillion followers" rage about her domineering tone. What about all the mothers who wished for nothing but the best for their children but did NOT manage to have the, according to Kat von D, only acceptable way of birthing, at home, with a doula and no doctor etc. etc.? Even ignoring the anti-vacinnation nonsense, this self-righteouness should make people angry!

criminalgirl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep, remember she hasn't given birth yet...let's see what her tone is afterwards.

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