Who are Leigh-Allyn Baker's children? Actress' rant against mask mandate, vaccine goes viral
Former Disney star Leigh-Allyn Baker recently went viral after going on an anti-vax rant and opposing a mask mandate at a school district in Franklin, Tennesee. She was among the many parents who addressed the Williamson County Board of Education meeting on August 10 in an effort to thwart the mask protocol being implemented by the school district.
"My name is Leigh-Allyn Baker, and I'm a California refugee," the 49-year-old star shared in footage that went viral. "I gave up everything there: a really successful Hollywood career, television shows. I gave it all up for freedom and to come to this friendly place in Tennessee and be greeted with open arms, and I love it here." She continued, "I wanted to tell you that I have two vax-injured children, and they have medical exemptions after the seizures and the hospitalizations after all of their immunizations. I was granted, obviously, a medical exemption." Some of the other celebrities who have spoken up against vaccination include Chet Hanks, Phil Valentine and Laura Osnes.
Leigh-Allyn Baker, known for playing Amy Duncan in #GoodLuckCharlie, speaks out against vaccine and mask mandates at a school board meeting. pic.twitter.com/PKUttMqWj8— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) August 12, 2021
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The mother-of-two added that although she knows that her children "will just not be able to get" the Covid-19 vaccine, "I would never put them in a mask because their brain needs oxygen to grow, which the neurologists can confirm." She concluded with: "Anyway, the real part of the clown show is that you all think that you actually have the authority to mandate this. Because there are these books that I have and I have them as a gift for you: the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers and also the Bible. These guarantee my freedom and yours and our children’s to breathe oxygen.”
Baker's highly impassioned speech was met with loud cheers and applause from the audience many of whom leapt to their feet. However, the speech was not enough to sway the Williamson County Board of Education, which approved a temporary mask mandate, that will begin Thursday and run until at least September 12.
Who are Leigh-Allyn Baker's children?
Leigh-Allyn Baker has two children with her husband, Keith Kauffman. Griffin Kauffman is 12 years, while Baker James Kauffman is eight years old. In 2017, Leigh-Allyn revealed that Griffin has dyspraxia, a developmental disorder that affects coordination, among other things. As a result, he ends up dropping things or falling down at times. “He’s far advanced in many areas, but then there are other areas like standing on one foot, holding a pencil or writing that are just extremely difficult for him,” the actress told People Magazine, ahead of her Facebook Live chat with Dyspraxia Foundation USA.
When he was a little over three years old, Griffin struggled with his balance, and muscular and fine-motor weakness. However, he excelled in other areas like “talking, creativity, imagination, conversation, communication, engaging with people socially.”
“It was then that we noticed a pretty big change,” she explained. “He never chose a dominant side with his hands. That was the first clue. He used both hands to pretty much do everything.”
When Baker was born on September 18, 2013, Leigh-Allyn told People Magazine, “We’re more than just smitten. We are absolutely, madly in love.” Last year, the actress touted the concept of homeschooling her children. "You know why we are loving homeschooling? Both of my kids are thriving and happy and learning twice as much as they were in a classroom with 35 kids... Guess what people? The elite think they know how to educate and raise your children better than you do!" she wrote in the caption of a photo of Baker holding out his homework which had "I love mom" written at the end.
'If your mum becomes anti-vaxxer, well, good luck Charlie!'
People started slamming Leigh-Allyn on social media after she made the speech. "And if your mum becomes anti-vaxxer, well, good luck Charlie!" one of them said while another noted, "That's why baby Charlie made the show successful. No one cares about Amy we watch for the baby." A third commented, "And she had the audacity to be a nurse on the show lol." The next quipped, "We never getting a good luck charlie reboot now." One more user remarked, "Why do I not believe her when she says her children are vaccine injured?? (not saying these children don’t exist but it sounds fishy!)" Another stated, "Talking about oxygen for her kids brain she gotta need more for her own lmao". A commenter tweeted, "Shame on her, Amy Duncan would never pull some shit like this."
And if your mum becomes anti-vaxxer, well, good luck Charlie!— 𝒮🕊 (@BrooklynBaby007) August 12, 2021
That's why baby Charlie made the show successful. No one cares about Amy we watch for the baby pic.twitter.com/mQclJtSs2h— 🌼Sincere🌼ll 🌻 ll Harley Quinn Era (@msLondongirly) August 12, 2021
And she had the audacity to be a nurse on the show lol👀 pic.twitter.com/WrfOneqCq7— Love being alone. 🙃 (@loel_jeo1110) August 13, 2021
we never getting a good luck charlie reboot now pic.twitter.com/Si7RTCjktB— sutton 🖍 like pinned (@countinsix) August 12, 2021
why do I not believe her when she says her children are vaccine injured?? (not saying these children don’t exist but it sounds fishy!)— εммα (@emmawhh_) August 13, 2021
Talking about oxygen for her kids brain she gotta need more for her own lmao— kit :/ 🚸 (@ethelweiiss) August 12, 2021
Shame on her, Amy Duncan would never pull some shit like this pic.twitter.com/4QmmPmwAoq— Kai (@kaitheeking) August 13, 2021