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July 01, 2015

Jim Carrey goes on anti-vaccination Twitter rant

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Jim Carrey poses in the press room at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Comedian and actor Jim Carrey took to Twitter on Tuesday to express his displeasure after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children.

The law, which makes California the third state to eliminate religious and other personal exemptions to vaccinations, generated opposition from some parents, many of whom feared a now debunked link between childhood vaccinations and autism and others who feared intrusion on the religious exemption.

Carrey referred to Brown as a "corporate fascist" who "must be stopped” in one of his tweets.

Carrey then clarified that he is actually pro-vaccine.

Carrey was not the only celebrity who voiced their disagreement with the new law on Twitter.

Carrey's former girlfriend Jenny McCarthy is an outspoken anti-vaccine campaigner who believes vaccines led her son to become autistic. 

Reuters contributed to this report.