July 15, 2013 9:55am PT by THR Staff
Jenny McCarthy's 'View' Announcement Stirs Up Snark on Twitter
Twitter is needling Jenny McCarthy.
Soon after the announcement that the outspoken TV personality was joining the panel on ABC's The View, the micro-blogging site became swarmed with snark from entertainment industry jokers and media mavens alike.
Jokes mostly focused on the 40-year-old mom's controversial views on vaccines. She has claimed that a vaccination triggered her son's autism, medical evidence to the contrary. Here are some choice tweets:
Congrats ABC for hiring vaccine crank Jenny McCarthy for her "outrageous … fresh POV," bc actual medical science is so stale and dull— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) July 15, 2013
"Congrats to Jenny McCarthy on The View! We're proud to have one of our best allies in such a prominent position." - communicable disease— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) July 15, 2013
Why WOULDN'T parents take vaccination tips from somebody whose favorite joke is "I paid for my fake breasts" (LOL)? Congrats Jenny McCarthy!— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) July 15, 2013
"Hmm. Child killers, child killers. Is John Wayne Gacy …? Not female. Susan Smith? Out of the demo. Ooh! Jenny McCarthy!" -The View casting— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) July 15, 2013
The View, Brought to You by the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) July 15, 2013
In honor of Jenny McCarthy, The View's cast will spend their next episode interdicting donated vaccine shipments and lighting them on fire— Kevin Lincoln (@KTLincoln) July 15, 2013
ABC and the View should be ashamed of themselves. Jenny McCarthy deserves to be on some History conspiracy show, not network television.— Harry Enten (@ForecasterEnten) July 15, 2013
“What about Jenny McCarthy?” “Well, she’s famous. That’s good. But her nutty anti-vaccination views kill kids.” “Famous, you say? HIRED.”— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) July 15, 2013