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Fuck Jenny McCarthy!

February 7th, 2010 . by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

So I had a fight with my wife recently. Believe it or not, the fight was about Jenny McCarthy.

Jenny McCarthy at E3 2006

Yes, that Jenny McCarthy.

Someone on television (perhaps Daniel Tosh) had poked gentle fun at her, implying, as I recall, that she only looks sane by virtue of standing next to Jim Carrey all the time.

Perhaps I have that backwards. It’s not important.

The argument boils down to this: I saw Jenny McCarthy on TV and, almost reflexively, expressed my opinion of her as follows (this is verbatim): “Fuck Jenny McCarthy!”

My wife came to the ex-Playmate’s cause, chastising me for not understanding the nuances of a mother’s guilt and fears when it comes to the health of her offspring. Her essential point, as I understand it, is that a mother, facing the horror of a child whose life will be difficult at best, may be forgiven for grasping at straws, seeking solace in some explanation which may allow her to forgive herself by providing an outside culprit.

I explained that I can understand that sort of irrational guilt; the blame we heap upon ourselves for uncontrollable events can become a person’s hell. Accepting her argument, basically that we all go a little mad sometimes, I nevertheless responded:“Fuck Jenny McCarthy!”

Allow me to elaborate.

She is a leading voice of anti-vaccination idiocy on this side of the Atlantic, trading on her star power to try to convince the easily-frightened sheeple, watching whatever irresponsible news/talk show that decided she was an important voice in the debate, that vaccines caused her baby’s autism.

Her own complete lack of medical or scientific knowledge, and in fact her lack of any supporting evidence beyond her earnest claims that “she just knows”, apparently pose no barrier to her, so on she goes spewing her dangerous, anti-intellectual, anti-fact activism.

Or, more succinctly:“Fuck Jenny McCarthy!”

My poor wife forgot an important fact. I’m always fucking right.

17 Responses to “Fuck Jenny McCarthy!”

  1. Brandon Says:

    I agree. She’s causing harm.

    You should like this website:

    http://www.stopjenny.com/

  2. Jess (TANcasts #1 Claire Huxtable Fan) Says:

    I agree completely with you Tim. I have a friend who’s son has autism and she jumped on the Jenny McCarthy Vaccine bandwagon without really ever doing her own research into the evidence.

    I have to bite my tongue when I’m around her, as starting a fight with a mom over what’s wrong with her son is not a battle you will win.

    Hopefully now that the study that started all this has been proven wrong, people will stop listening to her baseless claims.

  3. Mysterious Matt (TANcast's #1 Mysterious Fan) Says:

    I see and have thought myself about your wife’s point, but I get to the end of that process and then keep going with “…but then when she takes that personal grief, guilt, concern and clutching at the same straws that others have suggested (and had evidence provided against) and uses her fame to make it fact in the minds of those who will not get to hear the truth through less populist avenues…. Fuck Jenny McCarthy”. Famous =/= right.

    PS Also: HIV causes AIDS, so fuck you too, Dave Grohl.

  4. Mysterious Matt (TANcast's #1 Mysterious Fan) Says:

    Actually, that was Andy, Jess, which I mention only because I too had somehow assumed it was Tim writing (despite the header) right up until the last sentence.

  5. Joe Anthrax (TANcast's #1 Conservative Fan) Says:

    Well Andy, you almost had a chimp out moment happen with me. I have a nephew who has been diagnosed with mild autism and was being cared for by my mother (long story about my irresponsible sister), and she was about to buy into the whole “immunization and diet caused the autism” line. I had to direct he to some similar sites showing that there was no medical relation between the two, and if he wasn’t to get immunized, the likelihood of him contracting measles, mumps, or even polio (all debilitating, if not dealy diseases) would be all the greater. Thankfully she listened to her son, and not some twit with an agenda and the ability to get time on Larry King, which I have heard you can do for bag of pennies and a blow-job.

    Hadn’t heard about Dave Grohl and the AIDS thing, but that is as stupid as fuck as well. All of this seems to be centered around the idea that drug companies are out to kill us, which is a subcomponent of the idea that businesses are bad. And by my tagline, you should know how, in general, I feel about that.

    p.s. There’s also no scientific correlation between silicone breast implants and auto-immune dieases. Just thought a little boobie talk would be nice…

  6. Jess (TANcasts #1 Claire Huxtable Fan) Says:

    Oh shit, sorry Andy!!

    I think at this point I assume the posts are Tim’s since he does the most blogging on the site. That will teach me to assume!

  7. Melanie (TANcast's #1 MILF/GILF) Says:

    Andy – you *are* always fucking right. Jenny McCarthy’s a nut. As a mom, I understand completely your wife’s point. If I made a choice that I thought in any way ended up negatively affecting my son’s health, I would forever be trying to lay blame where I could. However, McCarthy has taken it to an obscene extreme.
    Failing to immunize is dangerous, not only for the child not being immunized, but for other children as well. Take the example of two kids in a preschool – one not immunized for crazy reasons, and one not immunized for other, real, health reasons (allergen to something in the vac, or something). Crazy-mom’s kids ends up carrying something, getting the other kid sick, and the other kid dies.

  8. Geoff Says:

    I had no idea she was one of those anti-vaccination people. I don’t think I’ve seen her on TV or anything in years. I only just found out that she is with Jim Carrey.

    Anyway, fuck her.

  9. Mike (TANcast's #1 fan) Says:

    I, too, assumed it was Tim. I think it was the oh so excellently worded “Fuck Jenny McCarthy” argument. Then I read: “so on she goes spewing her dangerous, anti-intellectual, anti-fact activism.” and knew I was reading Andy. Then it got to the “I’m always fucking right” and I no longer felt the need to even check. lol
    Also, I agree 100% Fuck Jenny McCarthy. That’s pretty much exactly how I respond to everyone who says “vaccines cause autism.”

  10. Tim Babb (TANcasts #1 Host/Editor Fan) Says:

    Wait…can I fuck Jenny McCarthy? When? For free? (I didn’t read the whole blog. “Words, words, words…”)

  11. Andy Says:

    One of those sentences was almost 50 words long! Signing a post after doing that seemed redundant…

    I need to blog more. Y’all forgot about Dré.

  12. Josh Says:

    There is another dimension to the harm she and her ilk are causing. Forget, for the moment, the people who – because they believe former playboy bunnies over doctors – do not get their kids vaccinated. What about the people, like myself, with an autistic child who has a condition that people still don’t understand despite millions spent on research. Why? Partly because they are forced to conduct study after study after study to prove over and over again that there is no fucking connection between vaccinations and ASD! So, while Autism Speaks rakes in the donations, they also stall any kind of advance in research that might actually improve my son’s life. Thanks alot Jenny!

  13. Lauren Says:

    She is such a moron and has no idea what she is talking about. My sister’s sons, they are identical twins, both have autism, and having been around them and my sister, I know Jenny doesn’t have a clue. She is giving false hope to mothers out there whose children might need more treatment that she is pretty much encouraging them not to get. This woman needs to shut the fuck up.

  14. Mysterious Matt (TANcast's #1 Mysterious Fan) Says:

    As I wrote to a friend this week, when one of my kids was diagnosed with autism:
    “So anyway, I’m blaming everything on immunization. Hang on – no I’m not, because I’m not a fuckwit.”

  15. Mysterious Matt (TANcast's #1 Mysterious Fan) Says:

    Or perhaps (thanks, TIm, for the link) he’s just a nerd. 🙂

  16. Mysterious Matt (TANcast's #1 Mysterious Fan) Says:

    Damn, there shoulda oughtta been an image in that. Eitehr I stuffed up the HTML or photobucket won’t allow it to embed.

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z167/Great_WhiteSnark/Nerd_Dork_Geek_Venn_Diagram.jpg

  17. Blue Says:

    Fuck you Andy! I love you! That is all.

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