Mayim Bialik Is Still Upset That People Think She’s An Anti-Vaxxer

November 19, 2021 / Posted by:

Here’s what I know about Mayim Bialik: sometimes she hosts Jeopardy!, she was on Blossom, she was on The Big Bang Theory, she hates musicals, and she’s been accused of being an anti-vaxxer. The anti-vaxxer thing comes from a 2009 interview with People, in which Mayim straight up said, “we are a non-vaccinating family.” She repeated this claim in her 2012 “holistic parenting book” (Pukesville). But according to 2021 Mayim, she isn’t anti-vaccination (at least anymore). In the past year she and her kids received their flu and COVID-19 vaccines, thankyouverymuch, and she will remind us of this fact every time she opens her mouth until the Sun rams itself into the Earth to shut her up.

Back in August, when Mayim got the Jeopardy! gig alongside doomed Mike Richards, a bunch of people brought up her stance on vaccines, and her rep issued a statement insisting that they were wrong; Mayim had been fully vaxxed against coronavirus. Then, last month, the New York Times published an interview with Mayim, in which she once again pointed out that she’s not an anti-vaxxer:

In response to recent criticism, Bialik, who home schools her sons, said she wanted to “shout from the rooftops” about a video she had recorded last year which she claimed clarified her position.

In the video, she says she and her sons would be receiving the coronavirus and flu vaccines. “The truth is I delayed vaccinations for reasons that you don’t necessarily get to know about simply because you follow me on social media,” she said. Now, she said in the video, “my children may not have had every one of the vaccinations that your children have, but my children are vaccinated.” She then went on to add that she believes “we give way too many vaccines.”

Here’s the 2020 YouTube video she’s talking about in case you haven’t seen it:

But I guess the New York Times piece didn’t satisfy vaccination fans, who came for Mayim in the comments. Rule #1 of being a public figure should be, “Don’t read the comments.” But, oops, Mayim read the comments. And on a recent episode of the podcast Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man, she’s reminding everyone YET AGAIN that she’s no longer a disciple of the Jenny McCarthy School of Medicine (via E! Online):

Referring to an article published in October, the 45-year-old actress said, “After The New York Times did a piece on me which I found really kind of like, neutral…[I] can’t tell you the number of people who were like, ‘She’s an anti-vaxxer.'”

Mayim was pissed:

“And it’s like, ‘Did you not read the article?,'” she continued. “That upsets me just as a human. It doesn’t upset me as a celebrity so much because, like, I’m grateful to my publicist for reminding me not to read comments.”

“I had a little slip,” she said. “But the fact is, like, when people say things about you that aren’t true, that hurts. And that hurts, whether it’s between you and your girlfriend or, you and your lover or, you know, on The New York Times comments section…I really just wanted to be like, ‘I’m not an anti-vaxxer.’ Like, my kids were vaccinated late. That’s true. And we were vaccinated.”

Later in the interview, Mayim confirmed that her two teenage boys were vaccinated against COVID:
“When they were eligible for that vaccine,” she said, “they got it right away.” Explaining that she understands the hesitancy when it comes to parents with younger children, she added, “I get it, we’re at a place of a lot of uncertainty for a lot of people. But this is also an unprecedented thing. This is not like, the common cold. This is not even like the common flu. This is a different thing.”

Mayim’s gotta up her vaccine-reminder game if she’s going to erase our memories of her shameful anti-vaxxer past. Maybe she should recreate her iconic Blossom dance and replace the original lyrics with “And in my opinionation, get the jab to staaay aliiiive!”


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