Jenny McCarthy posed an innocent question to her 1.13 million Twitter fans on March 13: "What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate? Reply using #JennyAsks."
What she got back was a barrage of sarcastic responses that lashed out against her.
McCarthy's son Evan was diagnosed with autism in May 2005 and she has often argued that vaccines are linked to autism in children.
She has since clarified that she is not anti-vaccine, but that didn't stop her Twitter followers.
Somebody who gets that refusing vaccines because of 'toxins' and then shilling for e-cigs makes you a pathetic hypocrite #JennyAsks— Becky (@KiwiLawBird) March 15, 2014
Someone who think vaccines are safe, Botox is poisonous and who doesn't pick their nose and eat it on MTV #JennyAsks— Michael Rops (@SkepticalBelg) March 14, 2014
Someone who puts the interests of the community ahead of preserving their own absurd, unshakable ignorance. #JennyAsks— Bob Blaskiewicz (@rjblaskiewicz) March 15, 2014
My ideal partner understands that 'doing my own research!!1!' isn't cherry picking blurbs from blogs. #JennyAsks— Kellie Bauman (@KellieRyanB) March 15, 2014
My mate knows that anti-vax catastrophizing rhetoric& fearmongering hurts Autistic people like us IN ADDITION TO killing children #JennyAsks— Divergent Swarm (@DivergentSwarm) March 15, 2014
McCarthy responded with:
Thank you to all the haters who tweet my name. You make my Q SCORE higher and higher. It's because of you I continue to work. Thank you! : )— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) March 17, 2014