Maureen McCormick (below right), who played Marcia in "The Brady Bunch", is angry that her image has been used to massage her anti-Vaxx promote. [Photo: Capital Cities / ABC] Marcia, Marcia, Marcia is upset with anti-Vaxxers. Maureen McCormick, who played the oldest blond hair on "The Brady Bunch," discovered this. A Facebook anti-vaccine group used their 1
The group used the image and referred to the episode where Marcia says, "If you need to get sick, you can not beat the measles."
The episode is used as a "proof" that measles really are not a big deal, given that 21st century measles have reached their highest rates.
Maureen McCormick was furious to learn that her image of Anti-Vaxxers on Facebook was used to show that the measles treaty is no big deal. (Photo: Getty Images)
All six children will eventually come across measles, the TV mother Carol Brady, played by Florence Henderson, as "a slight temperature, many points and a big smile."
McCormick: Measles are not like "Brady Bunch"
McCormick told NPR when she learned she was a Facebook meme a few months ago, she was angry.
"I was very worried about it and wanted to get to the bottom of it because I was never contacted," she said. "I think it's really wrong for people today to use people's images to promote what they want to promote and the image of the person they use, or they did not ask, or they have no idea where they stand on the subject. "
She's upset with a verbatim social media figurehead for the anti-Vax movement because she believes in vaccines.
"As a mother, my daughter was vaccinated," she said.
McCormick added that she got measles as a child and did not like the episode "The Brady Bunch," in which the older children sat by the sick cribs that play Monopoly.
"Having the measles was not a funny thing," she said. "I remember that it spread in my family."
A doctor still cites the 50-year-old show today
The episode is still being referenced today by people like Toni Bark, a doctor who testifies against vaccinations in court, public hearings, NPR reported.
"They stayed home like the show" Brady Bunch. "They stayed home," Bark said. "You did not go to the doctor, we never said," Oh my god, your child could die. Oh my god, that's a deadly disease. "It has become so."
Physician and activist Toni Bark speaks at a gathering held against a bill that would eliminate the possibility for parents to demand a philosophical exception to the choice of their school Children from the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine , on February 8, at the Capitol in Olympia, Washington, (Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP)
The son of the creator, "The Brady Bunch," Sherwood Schwartz, told the NPR that his father was not happy his show would spread an anti-vaccination message.
"Dad would apologize for believing in vaccinations and vaccinating all of his children," said Lloyd J. Schwartz.
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