09/16/2011 05:59 pm ET Updated Nov 16, 2011

Michele Bachmann Chooses STDs Over Vaccines In Funny Or Die Short (VIDEO)

American scientist and noted public intellectual Michele Bachmann stirred up quite a controversy after speaking out in opposition of Texas governor Rick Perry's mandatory HPV vaccine during last week's GOP debate. The inoculation, which prevents both the human papilloma virus and cervical cancer in women, has been widely embraced as a preventative measure in the medical community -- but Bachmann asserted that she knows better, claiming that the vaccine may cause mental retardation.

Obviously it's a very hot-button issue with the potential to do some serious damage to Bachmann's image, so Funny Or Die decided to step in and let her set the record straight.