Marcia Brady sees red in front of a Facebook anti-Vaxxer group who have used their image from a 50-year episode of "The Brady Bunch" to defend the dangers of measles.
Maureen McCormick 62, who portrayed the cheeky eldest daughter in the iconic show, discovered that the group is referring to an episode from 1969: "Is there a doctor in the house" in which she and her siblings are highly infectious Get illness.
You must get sick, you can not beat the measles, "Marcia announces in the episode, in which her TV mother Carol Brady, played by Florence Henderson, her brother Peter's symptoms as" a slight temperature, many points and a problem "describes big, wide smile.
McCormick told NPR she was furious when she found out she was a Facebook meme for those vaccines amidst an outbreak of measles that had reached its highest rate in 2000 after the virus hit the 21
"I really was," I think it's really wrong for people today to use people's images to promote what they want to promote and what they want, "she told the media agency.
The image of a person they use did not ask them or they have no idea where to go about it, "she said, adding," As a mother, my daughter was vaccinated. "
McCormick said she had measles and that there was nothing to sneeze at.
" Having the measles was not a funny thing, "she said," I remember it spreading in my family. "
In 1969, six years after the development of the vaccine, there were more than 25,000 cases of measles and 41 deaths, according to the Centers for the Control and Prevention of Diseases.
Last week, 390 cases of measles were reported in the Big Apple Reports Where Mayor of Blasio Declared Emergency for Public Health.
According to the CDC, nearly 700 cases have been reported in 22 states.
Anti-voxxers have used the "Brady Bunch" episode to make their point.
"They stayed home like the Brady Bunch show. You stayed home. You did not go to the doctor, "Dr. Toni Barak, who testifies against vaccines, told NPR.
" We never said, 'Oh my God, your child could die! Oh my God, this is a deadly disease ! "That's what it has become."
TV producer Del Bigtree, who hosts a vaccine-critical YouTube show, also quotes the episode to show that rage over the top in measles cases is out of place
We all giggled and laughed because the whole family got measles in the Brady bundle, "he said." Where's the sitcom that made jokes about dying of AIDS or died of cancer? "