|Photo from Blu eCig commerical.|
Now, I am honestly a long time fan of Jenny McCarthy. She was gorgeous before she was a mother, she is hilarious in an honest way which translates on screen and even in her books. As a fellow mother, I literally did laugh out loud at her comedic writing. I applauded her bravery in standing up for the personal beliefs she held about the dangers involved in vaccinations. I still fully vaccinated my kiddos, but I always thought it was great that she made people across the country take a step back and learn more about what chemicals are inside widely accepted and unquestioned medications. Even if today science supports the benefits of vaccinations, she got us talking about toxic chemicals.
That being said... I'm incredibly disappointed that she is the spokesperson for Blu eCig, the vapor smoking device. Don't get me wrong, I respect that people should be able to smoke when they want to do so - just like people are allowed to drink if they are of age - but only so long as they aren't harming others with secondhand smoke. Blu does give people this freedom and that is great.
But, McCarthy is a role model for women. And eCigs still contain potentially harmful substances, such as Diethylene Glycol. Whenever I see her ads it makes me wonder how she can advocate for parents to decline lifesaving vaccines that might be harmful to their child, but endorse Blu (which thankfully doesn't harm others with second hand vapors) but is still a potentially harmful substance to herself and other adults?
It makes me confused as to what she stands for?
Jenny, you are beautiful and smart! I don't know if you did this ad for the money or to change your image into something a little more fun, but would you deny a child a vaccination and then hand him an eCig 15 years later?
Oh well. Maybe the crazy busy days of motherhood cloud our judgement from time to time. If you are pregnant, I still highly recommend McCarthy's books as a spirit-lifting insight into just what those beginning stages of pregnancy and baby rearing are like.