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A Mom Is Pissed At Anti-Vaxxer Jim Carrey For Using A Photo Of Her Son Without Permission

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To most, Jim Carrey’s talking-out-of-his-butt Twitter fart about mandatory vaccinations was the Dumb and Dumber star going method, or an opportunity to make a Jenny McCarthy joke, which is always fun. But one mom is upset with him for using a photo of her son without permission.

The boy in that tweet is Alex Echols, a 14 year old from Oregon with tuberous sclerosis, a “genetic disorder that causes non-malignant tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin, and lungs.” He’s also autistic. His mom Karen told BuzzFeed that “Jim Carrey has a huge platform — a huge following — and is misrepresenting my son’s image by attaching it to his anti-vax rant.” Her sister, Elizabeth Welch, added, “It kind of felt like he was mocking [Alex], and that’s what was upsetting.” She also uploaded this to Instagram:


Carrey has since taken the photo down, after Karen filed a copyright complaint. To learn more about Alex, and his family’s fight against cannabis prohibition, check out Alex Needs Help.

(Via BuzzFeed)

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