Anthony Mundine says he was “too fired up” when he told parents they shouldn’t vaccinate their children. The former Australian former professional boxer and rugby league footballer caused controversy when he accused the government of “bullying.”
“The government bully you into vaccine! Do your research on the shit,” he wrote.
“All I’m saying is research and check what they giving you or ya baby!
“When they start mixing it like a cocktail that’s where it’s going wrong!”
Later, Mundine lowered the tone of his Tweets, but didn’t seem to completely rescind them.
“I probably was too fired up when I posted that first post. All parents ultimately want what is best for their kids!”
Mundine went on to support parental rights and choice.
“Like I said in my last post, do your own research! Where there is risk, there must always be choice! I AM FOR informed consent and freedom of choice when it comes to all medical procedures.”
Mundine was condemned by the Australian Academy of Science who posted a link to a pro-vaccine video.
A lot of talk bout this vaccine stuff ! All I’m saying is research & check what they giving you or ya baby ! When they start mixing it like a cocktail that’s where it’s going wrong ! That’s my opinion & other people have the right to there’s !
— Anthony Mundine (@Anthony_Mundine) April 10, 2019