It’s official. AoA and SafeMinds are a combined crap force that is no match for us!
Earlier this evening, Age of Autism and SafeMinds released a statement that their “safe vaccines” “PSA” (which was actually not a PSA but a paid advertisement) would not be aired:
SafeMinds was notified late yesterday afternoon that AMC Theaters has decided to block the SafeMinds Public Service Announcement (PSA) on influenza vaccines with mercury. The PSA alerts parents and pregnant women of the presence of mercury in most influenza vaccines and the ample availability of mercury-free alternatives. The CDC has declined to give a preference for the mercury-free versions, so it is important that the public is aware of its options. AMC’s advertising representative had reviewed and approved the PSA to run in AMC cinemas over the Thanksgiving weekend. A small group of vocal vaccine proponents dismissive of mercury concerns learned of the PSA and bombarded the AMC website, leading to the company’s decision to prevent its release. SafeMinds thanks its supporters who viewed the PSA and contributed to its efforts to educate the public to avoid unnecessary mercury exposure. Mercury in all forms is dangerous, especially to the developing fetus and infants, as referenced on the PSA websiteÂ www.safemindsflu.org. SafeMinds will continue its mission to educate the public on this important healthcare topic.
We did it! We stopped their misinformation/fear campaign from running in our theaters this weekend.
A huge thank you to AMC, and to Ryan Noonan (who I probably owe a huge fruit basket for putting up with me) for all their help. They turned away a paying client in favor of reason and responsibility and ofÂ us, their paying clientele. Be sure to thank them yourself by going to their feedback site.
And thank you to you, all of you, who wrote, clicked, complained, retweeted, facebooked, called, and otherwise contributed to this wonderful victory.
This week we sent a message to the anti-vaxxers that we are here. We’re pissed. We’re passionate. And we’re ready to fight back… and we will fight. And we will win… because our bodies aren’t riddled with preventable diseases… so we’re stronger.
Also, we’re right.
So skeptics, with Thanksgiving approaching in a few hours here in the US, I have a lot to be thankful for thanks to you. And you all do, too.
Now… I need to get to bed. I’m running my first 5K in the morning. My awesome never rests. (Yes, my awesome is still awesoming while the rest of my body sleeps… like it is now.)
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Cheers!