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Pro-Vaxxers Troll Jenny McCarthy's Twitter for 5 Days and Counting

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It begins on the evening of March 13th, with this fateful tweet:

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The answers start off innocuously enough, with people writing "sense of humor" or um, "a twin sister and a trust fund."

By March 14th, as Slate has compiled, the anti anti-vaxxers have taken over #JennyAsks, with the tweets like:

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That Slate post was filed yesterday, yet people are still flooding #Jennyasks as follows:

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The sarcasm and frustration is something to behold, especially in light of the recent New York City measles outbreak that scientists have blamed on the anti-vaccination movement.

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McCarthy herself didn't offer a direct response to the criticism, but she did tweet this on March 17th:

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Instead of "pro-vaxxers" can we just be "normal people" or "rational everyday humans?" I don't want these anti-vax people to be given any more ideas that this bullshit is a two-sided "debate."