YouTube sketch group Girl Pants Productions has a new video that makes clear just how ridiculous people who are anti-vaccination really sound.
The group's director/producer Alex Hluch said he was angered this year by all of the misinformation "anti-vaxxers" were spreading.
"It was as though they were just making things up that had absolutely no correlation to one another," Hluch told BuzzFeed News. "I wanted to point out just how absurd anti-vaxxers sound, while trying to make people laugh."
The group researched real claims made by anti-vaccination activists, and just replaced the key words with other objects. "It's kind of sad that these are so close to their actual arguments, honestly," Hluch said.
This line is based on a claim originally made by Italian scientist Gian Paolo Vanoli who said:
The vaccine is introduced into the child, the child then grows and tries to find its own personality, and if this is inhibited by mercury or other substances present in the vaccine which enter the brain, the child becomes gay.
Some of the other moments are based on events that were reported in the news.
Like this one based on the warning California had to issue against measles and chicken pox parties anti-vaccine parents were rumored to be throwing so their children would catch the diseases early.