We couldn’t be more thrilled that Jenny McCarthy is officially set to join ABC’s The View as new co-host. And yet, it seems that the news of her new gig is being met with some public outrage!
Given Jenny’s controversial and outspoken stance on autism and vaccinations, New Yorker science reporter Michael Specter has spoken up about his frustrations with ABC for giving the new host center stage to potentially discuss her views:
”Jenny McCarthy, who will join "The View" in September, will be the show's first co-host whose dangerous views on childhood vaccination may–if only indirectly–have contributed to the sickness and death of people throughout the Western world.”
Michael then continues:
”Executives at ABC should be ashamed of themselves for offering McCarthy a regular platform on which she can peddle denialism and fear to the parents of young children who may have legitimate questions about vaccine safety. Presumably, those executives have decided that the revenues Jenny McCarthy might generate are worth more than the truth. That's their right. But it's a strike against reason and progress and hope. That is a cost that the network won't be able to afford for long, and neither will the rest of us.”
Many others have spoken up against Jenny’s hiring, claiming that her place on The View will potentially result in misinformation and deaths in children.
Nothing she hasn't heard before. She's always been met with a lot of criticism.
But maybe let her get through her first week before you jump all over her, huh?
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