‘Love & Hip Hop’: This Star Gives an Anti-Vaccination Viewpoint and Shocks Fans
People in the entertainment industry having differing viewpoints when it comes to vaccination is not new, as folks like Jenny McCarthy and Jessica Biel have been in news headlines about the topic. A Love & Hip Hop star ignited a firestorm on her Twitter timeline when she revealed her 8-month-old twins aren’t vaccinated.
Erica Dixon on ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’
Dixon is one of the original cast members of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. She was a main cast member for seasons 1-4 of the show. She recently returned as a supporting cast member for the seventh and eighth seasons of the show.
Most of Dixon’s storylines have revolved around her on-again, off-again relationship with Lil Scrappy. She and the rapper have a daughter together, Emani. Her story also documented the feud she had with Lil Scrappy’s mother, Momma Dee.
Season 8 of the show chronicled the birth of her twins, Embrii and Eryss. The later seasons have also seen her feud with Lil Scrappy and Bambi while resolving things with Momma Dee.
Erica Dixon says her kids aren’t vaccinated
On Twitter, Dixon tweeted, “My twins are 8 months now. Never been vaccinated and have never been sick.”
People began to reply to her tweet with things like: “That’s nice. Mind keeping them away from every single person who’s immune-compromised or can’t get vaccinated for legitimate reasons? No public transportation or crowded rooms either. And good luck..”
When fans continued to respond to her tweet with swift backlash, Dixon doubled down. “People are dying everyday from several disease [sic]. You do realize it’s 2020 and vaccinations are preventative measure in hopes that the body builds an immunity to the disease put in the child’s body,” she said.
When someone brought up that kids who are not vaccinated could get classmates sick at school, Dixon continued to stand her ground, saying, “Vaccinated children get people sick too. The risk is the same and they will be attending regular school.”
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta returns for a new season in 2020. It is unknown if Dixon will appear in some capacity.