Kennedy, who is the nephew of former President John F Kennedy, caused a stir amongst Jessica and husband Justin Timberlake's' throngs of fans when he seemingly exposed the Hollywood actress as an anti-vaxxer.
“Please say thank you to the courageous @jessicabiel for a busy and productive day at the California State House,” the Democratic senator wrote on social media.
Since the photo was uploaded onto Instagram, scores of people came out of the woodwork to call out Jessica and her apparent views on public health, forcing the star to defend herself while vehemently proclaiming that she is not an anti-vaxxer.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Biel explained why she met with the anti-vaccination senator to discuss the bill.
"This week I went to Sacramento to talk to legislators in California about a proposed bill," the star began.
"I am not against vaccinations — I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physicians."
Biel went on to clarify that it was seeing the plight of her good friends that caused her to seek a meeting with the senator surrounding the issue of the controversial bill.
"My concern with #SB276 is solely regarding medical exemptions. My dearest friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccinations, and should this bill pass, it would greatly affect their family’s ability to care for their child in this state."
Biel ended her post but outlining to her 7 million followers that she does not take an anti-vaccine stance, and this purely about making it easier for people who need vaccine exemptions to receive them.
"That’s why I spoke to legislators and argued against this bill. Not because I don’t believe in vaccinations, but because I believe in giving doctors and the families they treat the ability to decide what’s best for their patients and the ability to provide that treatment."
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