Robert De Niro has an 18-year-old autistic son, but doesn’t consider himself anti-vaccination. Still, he’s defending a documentary labeled “anti-vaxxer,” which was yanked from the schedule of his Tribeca Film Festival.

Robert De Niro in 2011. Photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons
As noted, “While on the ‘Today’ show Wednesday morning, the 72-year-old actor stood by his initial support for the film.

“I think the movie is something that people should see. There was a backlash I haven’t fully explored, and I will – but I didn’t want it to start affecting the festival in ways I couldn’t see. But definitely there is something to that movie.”

De Niro said he “wanted to know the truth.”

“[There is] something there that people aren’t addressing. And for me to get so upset here, today, on the Today show with you guys means there’s something there. All I wanted was the movie to be seen. People can make their own judgment but you must see it.”

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