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 It was followed by record numbers of measles cases in the U.S. After the fraudulent study was retracted, however, the vaccine rates started to come back up.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

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“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”

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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?