We always suspected that Netflix and their original programming had a huge impact on other people (you can tell as people from all corners of the country are now organizing their closets thanks to Marie Kondo) but we had no idea that the online streaming service’s influence was this strong. As a matter of fact, one reality television star has recently declared that she refuses to vaccinate her children because of Netflix.
Teen Mom star Kailyn Lowry first made headlines back in 2010 for being one of the headliners for the series, 16 and Pregnant. And while she’s managed to get her life together (for the most part) she’s still making rather controversial statements. Lowry is the proud mom to her three children: nine-year-old Isaac , five-year-old Lincoln and 18-month-old Lux.
Just recently, Lowry opened up about motherhood and all of the trials and tribulations that comes with raising children these days on her podcast, Coffee Convos. When asked about vaccinations, the celebrity mom definitely had a lot to say.
Lowry explained, "I definitely think this is a controversial topic, and I don’t want to lose listeners because of my opinion — but, I did vaccinate Isaac, because to me, I didn’t know any better, and I gave — I let them vaccinate him with whatever they basically said that he needed. And I feel like I was ignorant, and didn’t do research, and didn’t know any better.”
Instead of talking to her children’s pediatricians or a trusted medical professional, she made her decision after watching a handful of documentaries on Netflix.
“With Lincoln, I knew a little bit more, and I started to research more, and that’s when I think the conversations of vaccines started to really be going on with me and my friends that became moms. And there were documentaries on Netflix, and all kinds of, just, news that I would try to look into. Lincoln did not get all of his vaccines. I definitely picked and chose which ones I felt like were necessary, and he did not get them all at once.”
The reality star hasn't vaccinated her youngest son at all. She explained, "He hasn’t ever really been sick, and for me, I just think the more research that I do, and the more educated I’ve become, I just don’t vaccinate him."
She concluded that as a parent, she’s simply doing what’s best for her children. Keep in mind that immunizations prevents millions of deaths in all age groups from whooping cough, measles, diphtheria, tetanus, and more.