She’s backpedaling a little. Jessia Biel got into some hot water after it seemed like she came out as anti-vaxx on June 11, when she joined Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lobby against a California state pro-vaccine bill. Her fans were not very happy with her, and it didn’t take the actress long to respond to the backlash.

“This week I went to Sacramento to talk to legislators in California about a proposed bill,” Jessica, 37, wrote on Instagram on June 13. “I am not against vaccinations — I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physicians. My concern with #SB276 is solely regarding medical exemptions. My dearest friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccinations, and should this bill pass, it would greatly affect their family’s ability to care for their child in this state.”

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This week I went to Sacramento to talk to legislators in California about a proposed bill. I am not against vaccinations — I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physicians. My concern with #SB276 is solely regarding medical exemptions. My dearest friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccinations, and should this bill pass, it would greatly affect their family’s ability to care for their child in this state. That’s why I spoke to legislators and argued against this bill. Not because I don’t believe in vaccinations, but because I believe in giving doctors and the families they treat the ability to decide what’s best for their patients and the ability to provide that treatment. I encourage everyone to read more on this issue and to learn about the intricacies of #SB276. Thank you to everyone who met with me this week to engage in this important discussion!

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The actress continued, “That’s why I spoke to legislators and argued against this bill. Not because I don’t believe in vaccinations, but because I believe in giving doctors and the families they treat the ability to decide what’s best for their patients and the ability to provide that treatment. I encourage everyone to read more on this issue and to learn about the intricacies of #SB276. Thank you to everyone who met with me this week to engage in this important discussion!”

Jessica’s response came after Robert shared several photos of himself with Jessica posing with activists and legislators in Sacramento, California. “Please say thank you to the courageous @jessicabiel for a busy and productive day at the California State House,” he captioned the post.

Jessica’s fans were quick to call her out on social media after the pics were posted.  One person wrote, “Justin Timberlake brought sexy back, and his wife, Jessica Biel, wants to bring measles back.” Another said, “You know what will never get old? Jessica Biel’s kids.”

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The response to Jessica’s clarifying post was, honestly, not much better. “Cool. If you don’t want to vaccinate feel free to choose home educating as well,” one person replied on Instagram. Another noted, “People need to understand that anti-vaccines is more than a trend it’s a life-threatening decision that has the potential to affect thousands.” So much for the actress trying to handle the fallout from this one.

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