Two weeks ago, actor Robert De Niro planned to show the controversial anti-vaccination documentary Vaxxed at Tribeca Film Festival after revealing his son Elliot has autism. With overwhelming pressure to shut it down, De Niro finally gave in and reluctantly pulled the film.
“My intent in screening this film was to provide an opportunity for conversation around an issue that is deeply personal to me and my family. But after reviewing it over the past few days with the Tribeca Film Festival team and others from the scientific community, we do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for.” De Niro stated.
“The Festival doesn’t seek to avoid or shy away from controversy,” he continued. “However, we have concerns with certain things in this film that we feel prevent us from presenting it in the Festival program. We have decided to remove it from our schedule.”
“Grace and I have a child with autism and we believe it is critical that all of the issues surrounding the causes of autism be openly discussed and examined,”
Robert De Niro is speaking out again, this time on the Today Show where he said that he regrets his part in the decision to pull Andrew Wakefield’s documentary from his TriBeca Film Festival. De Niro opened up on the subject, leading us to believe that he is supportive of anti-vaccination campaigns.
De Niro stated,
“I think people should see it.”
“There is a backlash I haven’t fully explored.”
“I as a parent of a child who has autism, I want to know the truth.”
You can see the full interview below
Authentic Enlightenment team welcomed Kory Muniz to the show. Kory is a high-profile Los Angeles activist, leading GMO free lecturer and eminent holistic health care provider in Southern California. The last name may be familiar to you, as she is the stepmother of Hollywood star Frankie Muniz. It’s a very informative interview!
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