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Jim Carrey adamantly insists he’s not anti-vaccine, despite his very public opposition to California’s new law

In response to California’s newly passed law, Jim Carrey is using Twitter to pronounce the difference between those who are anti-vaccines vs. anti-neurotixon.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law bill SB 277, which removes most state vaccination exemptions.

“The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases,” Brown said in an announcement posted online.

California, which was considered one of the most liberal states when it comes to letting parents choose whether or not to vaccinate, has made a sharp turn by regulating that parents need more than a doctor’s note to qualify their children  for exemption. Not everyone is pleased about this. Acclaimed actor Jim Carrey has used Twitter as an outlet to share his thoughts on why he dislikes the law with his audience of more than 14 million followers.

He’s  clear, though, about stating that he’s not anti-vaccine, he’s anti-neurotoxin.

Following the measles outbreak primarily spread at Disneyland that infected more than a hundred people earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and California state health officials have stated concerns. They have pointed to the philosophical anti-vaxxing motivations for being part of the source for the outbreak.

Carrey is not convinced that the CDC is doing its job with this recent development – especially pointing to vaccination exposure to mercury and thimesarol.

Carrey’s previous relationship with infamous anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy is likely fuel for the fire when it comes to this particular debate and his impact on the matter.

The actor has always been extremely vocal, and this situation appears to be no exception.