Thursday, April 14, 2016


'Let's find out the truth': Robert de Niro says autistic son changed 'overnight' after MMR jab as he says he regrets pulling anti-vaccination movie from Tribeca Film Festival

De Niro, who has an autistic son, 18, claimed today he is not anti-vaccine
He insists there is more to MMR controversy saying 'let's find out the truth'
Actor claims his autistic son changed 'overnight' after receiving the jab
De Niro announced plans last week to screen Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe at Tribecca Film Festival
Documentary sees Andrew Wakefield attempt to reignite MMR controversy
Film was axed from Tribecca after other filmmakers threatened to pull out
Actor 'regretted' pulling movie but hadn't wanted backlash to affect festival

By Hannah Parry

Robert De Niro says he regrets pulling a controversial film linking the MMR vaccine to autism after his son changed 'overnight' following the jab.
The veteran actor and founder of the Tribecca Film Festival came under fire last week after announcing he would screen Vaxxed: From Cover-up To Catastrophe. He reversed his decision on Saturday.
Today he insisted he was not anti-vaccine but was 'pro-safe vaccine' as he admitted part of him regretted axing the movie.
The 72-year-old said he made the decision as he did not want the backlash to affect the film festival but insisted that 'the movie is something that people should see.'

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