Tribeca Film Festival: Robert De Niro WIthdraws Anti-vaccination Film, Vaxxed

After series of controversies generated by the film, Vaxxed, a film linking vaccinations and autism, has been withdrawn from the Tribeca Film Festival.

While Robert De Niro claims he is neither in support of vaccination nor against it, his support for the film has been widely criticised.

According Independent UK,  Vaxxed was directed by Andrew Wakefield, a former British doctor whose 1998 study linking MMR vaccinations and autism was discredited and retracted from medical journal The Lancet. He was subsequently struck off the medical register after being found guilty of fraud.

Robert De Niro however maintained he was only providing a platform for conversation on vaccination.

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