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"Vaxxed" was originally set to screen Sunday, April 24th at the 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival

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    Actor Robert De Niro during an interview on "Today" on April 13, 2016.

    Actor Robert De Niro defended Wednesday the controversial anti-vaccine documentary "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe" that he pulled from this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

    Speaking on NBC's "Today" show he noted that he is not anti-vaccine, "but I want safe vaccines."

    "I think the movie is something that people should see," the Oscar winner said. "There's a lot of things that are not said. I, as a parent of a child who has autism, am concerned. And I want to know the truth."

    "Vaxxed" was originally set to screen Sunday, April 24 at the 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival, but was pulled after other filmmakers threatened to leave the festival. 

    Scientists have repeatedly debunked many of the assertions De Niro makes in the interview. Decades of study have also shown no link at all to vaccines and autism, leaving scientists increasingly impatient with the refusal to accept their findings, NBC News reported.