Jenny McCarthy might get fired from ‘The View’ because viewers totally hate her

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Jenny McCarthy is the “new girl” on The View this season, and it seems like things aren’t going to well. Thankfully, I don’t think it’s behind-the-scenes drama, like it was with Rosie O’Donnell and Elizabeth Hasselbeck, or even Star Jones, where you could just tell that everything was totally ICY behind-the-scenes, and wouldn’t you rather see that show? As for Jenny, it’s quite simple: viewers hate her. No one is buying her warrior-mom/farty-hot-girl shtick. Thank God.

The View isn’t favorable for Jenny McCarthy! A production source told RadarOnline.com exclusively that the newest co-host of the ABC morning show’s job is in jeopardy because her big mouth is making viewers tune out.

And incredibly, former Playboy Playmate McCarthy, 40, has proven to be even more unpopular with viewers than the polarizing Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who left The View for Fox News, the production insider revealed.

“ABC has begun doing deep research on Jenny’s work on the show and the initial findings are that viewers want to tune out the second she opens her mouth!” the source told Radar. “The data has revealed that she is FAR more off-putting than Elisabeth.”

Although The View titan Barbara Walters, 84, who is retiring from broadcasting in summer 2014, “isn’t looking for a replacement for Jenny yet, she is obsessed with ratings and the longevity of the show, so Jenny needs to turn it around or she will be gone.”

The source is unclear if McCarthy’s deal is for one year or two, but said that “if Barbara wants her out, they will buy out her contract.

“Right now they’re just trying to adjust Jenny’s performance on the show so that she comes off as more appealing, but that’s an uphill battle.”

According to The Wrap, The View has seen minor dips in total viewership after McCarthy’s debut.

The mother of an autistic son, McCarthy has come under fire by some for her controversial stance that vaccines cause autism.

[From Radar]

Yes, if I was sitting around watching TV in the middle of the day (that sounded judgy, but I DO watch TV during the day sometimes, I just usually have it on MSNBC or CNN), I wouldn’t want to watch Jenny either. Just on a superficial level, she’s difficult to watch and listen to. Her voice is awful and her face is full of Botox, and I wince whenever I see her speak. As for the more substantive argument for why Jenny McCarthy sucks: your argument is as good as mine. She’s an idiot. *dusts off hands, proud of myself for my amazing arguing skills*

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  1. nico says:

    Did they really believe people would like her?

  2. GeeMoney says:

    I actually like Jenny McCarthy, but I can see why her persona doesn’t fit with The View. I’m surprised that they put her on there in the first place… oh well.

  3. aims says:

    I can’t stand her. She puts out false information regarding Autism, she will throw anyone under the bus, to further herself. She’s an awful human being. I honestly hope they fire her.

  4. The Original G says:

    The View is still on? Time to kill it.

  5. HH says:

    If she had red hair she could be Jessica Rabbit.

  6. Grant says:

    That sucks, I wanted her to do well but Barbara is unforgiving when it comes to blonde bimbos (Debbie Matenopoulos, anyone?)… Also, WTF is she wearing in that last pic? Is she a bag lady?

  7. mslewis says:

    I never watch talk shows but I do watch The View every Thursday while I’m getting my hair done. My hairdresser complained from the beginning about how terrible “that new girl” was so I kind of paid attention and she’s right!! Poor Jenny is just awful. Next to her, Elisabeth looks like a genius. I can see why viewers hate her. I don’t see her lasting much longer. Barbara “don’t play” when it comes to her show and if the ratings are slipping because of Jenny then Jenny will be gone.

  8. KT says:

    I haven’t watched it since she’s been on. I don’t even tune in to get pissed off and then change the channel. Why bother? I can’t stomach her AT ALL.

  9. Jules says:

    Does she really believe that those glasses make her look more intelligent? She looks like she should be wearing a naughty librarian costume.

  10. Ag says:

    Good. That’s what they get for hiring someone like her.

  11. snakecharmer says:

    kaiser, so you wince when you see her speak, do you wince when you hear her speak?

  12. Kim1 says:

    I don’t understand didn’t they conduct research I.e. focus groups before they hired her.She’s an idiot.I realized this was a FAIL the first week

    • Deedee says:

      A petition was sent out asking ABC not to hire her for the View because her views on vaccinations were not only erroneous, but had severe catastrophic results when parents believed her dribble about a causal relationship between vaccines and autism. Unfornately , the executive didn’t listen.

  13. Jordan says:

    My mom used to watch The View religiously and has stopped since Jenny joined. She just couldn’t take her.

  14. Melanie says:

    I really dislike Jenny McCarthy because she used her platform to make parents scared to vaccinate her children. As far as I know, she’s never publicly apologized or even admitted she was wrong for doing that. Also, I just skimmed her wikipedia page and she’s apparently a proponent of something called chelation therapy which according to the National Institute of Mental Health probably doesn’t work but definitely puts autistic children at risk for heart attacks or strokes. Jeez, this woman is worse than I thought! Aside from all that, I did watch a bit of her interview with Oprah a few years back and I couldn’t stand to hear her talk for more than five minutes. The entire cadence of her voice is just annoying to me. I sort of wish I could say I watched The View and stopped because she was on the show but I can’t. I’ve never been able to stand that show but she sure as heck wouldn’t win me as a viewer.

    • Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

      I agree with you. The damage she did to our children’s health–our nation’s health– by screaming about vaccines causing autism is huge. My kids’ pediatrician now has to argue with parents to get kids the basic vaccines, and new outbreaks of formerly rarely-seen diseases are terrifying.

      • madchen says:

        Thank you. CA saw an inexplicable whooping cough outbreak in 2010. After three years of intensive research, the entire mess was traced to a group of anti-vaxxers who reduced the herd immunity within their communities and it then reached beyond. Being wary of big pharma etc. is fine but being willfully ignorant and discrediting hard science is stupid. Jenny McCarthy is stupid.

    • jwoolman says:

      Why should she apologize for having a different opinion than yours? Honestly, plenty of other people have serious questions about vaccination (including medical people and including myself, a chemist who has done considerable work as a translator in that area and believe the data are very murky) and also autism is still a puzzle so there are various views on how to deal with it. Just because Jenny is admittedly an obnoxious person (I can’t stand her either) doesn’t mean her views on such things are idiotic. There are intelligent and thoughtful people raising the same questions, and institutions have been dead wrong on medical issues many times before. Things are simply not that clear cut and the medical establishment often reverses its pronouncements as time goes by. Plenty of room for debate and major differences of opinion.

      I do suspect her son might not actually be on the autism spectrum, but I could be wrong. That label is always shifting and we don’t know enough about it. He definitely does have autistic-like problems that were helped by whatever she did with his diet, but dietary changes sometimes do help autistic kids also (possibly due to co-existing problems but possibly simply because the origins of the symptoms and signs may vary between individuals). Anyway, nothing is so certain in that area that there isn’t room for her opinion on it.

      If people just blindly accept every word out of her mouth without thinking for themselves, weighing it against their own experiences, listening to a variety of opinions, and making their own decisions just because she’s on tv – well, they’re the idiots. But many people blindly believe MDs (on and off tv), who should be considered as consultants and not all-knowing and all-wise. Medical professionals and researchers can arrive at completely opposite conclusions among themselves and vary considerably in intelligence and ability to interpret currently available data and how to observe carefully themselves and how to adjust their thinking to the facts rather than never deviating from what they were taught in school. (I taught pre-meds myself, most of them already had blinders on in college and they keep them on as doctors.) In other words- just like any consultants, doctors can be wrong, uninformed, snd careless. They can do a lot more harm than obnoxious Jenny.

      • lrm says:

        @jwoolman: Thank you for this post-one of the best I’ve read in a long time….
        though most of those who are pro vaccine are also not open to any other view point. Funny how the science of the day is worshiped like religion, when history shows that data, research and ‘best practice’ will undoubtedly change over time. As though the present moment’s reality is somehow set in stone, b/c Drs. or science have established it as so. Thanks for your post.

      • Susie 1 of 3 says:

        Jenny had the public forum of the newsmedia when she announced the dangers of vaccines and the damage to her son. She was shown with the Doctor, now proven a fraud, warning parents to stop vaccinating their children. For those who had heard of the study, this was putting a well known celebrity on the stop the vaccines bandwagon. Fast forward to the kids without immunity getting chicken pox etc., my daughter’s best friend and two of the friend’s cousins included. She’s also had a “cough” for two years and is still under a doctor’s care. Jenny helped validate those parents who are endangering children’s lives, not all children are strong and healthy enough to survive these illnesses, and made it mainstream to tell their healthcare providers not to vaccinate.
        Needless to say, we haven’t watched The View since it was announced Jenny would be joining the cast.

      • Bridget says:

        There’s a difference between questioning whether your child needs a flu shot and whether or not they should be vaccinated for things like Polio, MMR, and Pertussis. Really serious diseases are coming back because of this very issue. I feel like there are 2 levels of the vaccine debate: vaccines that are indeed necessary for public health, amd then ones that we should have an open and honest discussion about – for example rotavirus, which I declined for both of my children.

        But Ms. McCarthy isn’t saying this. She was specifically saying that vaccines cause autism, which has indeed been completely disproved, and she was vocally supporting the work of a scientist who was so thoroughly discredited that his license was revoked. Yes, she’s entitled to an opinion, but there’s a pretty big difference between scientific fact and an opinion. Wrong is wrong.

        And Jenny McCarthy’s son in fact turned out to not be autistic at all. Didn’t you find it odd when she claimed to have cured his autism?

      • MollyB says:

        She’s not espousing a different “opinion”. She’s using a public platform to disseminate fraudulent information with very serious public health consequences. Science is not worshiped like a religion, it’s respected for its contributions to society and public health. This isn’t a matter of having an “open mind”. When hundreds of studies have shown NO link between vaccines and autism and the originator of that supposed link has been stripped of his academic credentials for falsifying data and benefiting financially from his fraudulent study, there’s not need for an “open mind”.

      • Marigold says:

        How the hell would *you* know if her son was helped by her quackery? Because she said so? Yeah, because I’m sure she wouldn’t blatantly lie to make sure people thought she was correct about her BS autism theory. As others have said, there is opinion and there is fact. She based her opinion on lies, which doesn’t even make it a legitimate opinion. I have a hard time believing you work in any type of scientific field. Right now, saying there is a connection between autism and vaccines is the equivalent of saying that there is a connection between autism and eating goldfish crackers. There is the same amount of evidence for each “connection” (i.e. NONE).

    • Montréalise says:

      I agree, too. Her anti-vaccination campaign is incredibly irresponsible. We’ve seen outbreaks of diseases that we thought had been eradicated, like measles. And if anyone thinks measles is bad – wait until polio makes a comeback. I recently read a story about a woman who got polio as a child, and has spent the last 60 years in an iron lung. Horrible, horrible disease, and entirely preventable through vaccination.

      • MichBB says:

        Jenny is not against vaccines. She is against the current SCHEDULE of vaccines. She believes that kids should get the vaccines, but just not get so many at one time and have thme spaced out more. She discussed the misconception on Stern show.

      • Bridget says:

        @MichBB – she’s had to backtrack A LOT since everything she’s espoused has been disproved. Just watch the Frontline on the Vaccine Debate – she and Jim Carrey were actually interviewed and spoke about how much they stil supported the doctor (who did the original study) even though he was disproved and had his license revoked. And part of people’s problem is that she’s not up front about her chang stance, or the fact that her son isn’t actually autistic. She gets up amd waves her banner for her cause, but is incredibly quiet when it comes to admitting that she’s been preaching incorrect info. First it was ”vaccines cause autism” then it was ”the preservatives in vaccines are what cause autism, green our vaccines” then it was ”I’ve cured my son’s autism” and now it’s ”alternate vaccine schedule”. It’s the last option left on her crusade.

  15. Nanz says:

    I don’t watch The View because I can’t handle all the talking over each other nonsense. But I definitely wouldn’t watch Jenny McCarthy on anything. Someone else made a good point up top – Jenny’s persona is constructed for men. The farty hot girl personality doesn’t seem to fit with the ‘daytime current events female discussion panel’ genre.

  16. rep says:

    I am so happy to know that I am not the only one who cannot stand to even look at her, let alone hear her speak. And, she needs a new boob job.

  17. Melanie says:

    Another thing, did they hire Jenny to replace Joy or Elisabeth? I always thought Rachel Campos Duffy would have been a good replacement for Elisabeth. I’m not a conservative but I always liked reading her point of view when she blogged.

    • Megan says:

      I love Rachel, SF was my favorite Real World. I mean don’t get me wrong I completely disagree with her views but she comes across as likable, smart, reasonable and educated so I am interested in hearing her POV.

      She would be a much better choice.

  18. epiphany says:

    There’s no “might” about it – it’s confirmed that her contract won’t be renewed.

  19. ZigZagZoey says:

    Is it just me, or does she look incredibly DESPERATE being with Donnie Wahlberg? EW.
    Not that she deserves better in my mind, but in hers I would think so…
    He’s ugly and old (I’m old too…).

  20. palermo says:

    I haven’t been able to stand her since she did that Candies ad sitting on the toilet with her panties down around her ankles. She’s a total bimbo

  21. Megan says:

    She really is terrible, I mean she is just terrible. You know its bad when the EP is constantly talking to you at every break! Something is wrong.

    And today with her anti-semetic remark during the Miley discussion and Barbara’s outrage, I think she is done.

  22. anais says:

    I don’t think she’s all that bad, I like her chipper and sarcastic tone at times…but things is I’m starting to miss Joy and Elizabeth….yes I said so. sue me.

  23. Mandy says:

    Heehee! This story has made my day! She is not suitable for day time TV. Or any TV for that matter.

  24. nicegirl says:

    OOOH, I love the slouchy sweater she is wearing in the second pic!

  25. Bluesky says:

    You know what I love? She’s all preachy about vaccinations and how unsafe they are but she’s not above having botulism injected into her face

  26. Emily C. says:

    She’s an anti-vaccination dumbass who thinks a convicted fraud knows more about medicine than all of medical science does. Can we fire her from the human race too?

    • Greg says:

      The dentist that she does testimonials for does work that has to be re-done after less than a year. He refuses to give patients their records. X-rays that have been “irretrievably lost” are found months or years later in another patient’s file–with all of the work looking perfect. (Easy to shoop digital xrays). He has patients who show up for their records take a seat and then the staff calls the police who surround the patient’s car in the parking lot. The staff lies and writes into the patient’s records that the police had to be called because the patient was “angry and defiant”, and the patient is sent out with a dummy set of records in an envelope. So much for Jenny McCarthy’s medical advice.

  27. Dawn says:

    I no longer watch the View because you are NOT allowed to have a view if it may not be the same as Babs or Sheri or Whoopi. They all gag me now.

  28. CJ Berk says:

    The View is boring without Joy Behar whose wit and wisdom made me watch. Sherry is a complete fool-ignorant, uneducated, and just not funny. As for Jenny, well-it really doesn’t matter…she does have an irritating voice and her opinions get drowned out by all the others noise. They need a smart, liberal, worldly person on the panel with opinions beyond Miley Cyrus and silly baby stuff. Those background pictures are distracting. Time to hang it up and call it a day -you had your run.

  29. Amanda G says:

    I could have told them this was a mistake when they first considered her. I’ve always disliked Jenny and I won’t watch as long as she is on it.

  30. A Fan says:

    I never watch The View, but she looks a helluva lot better when she’s not painted up like a circus clown.

  31. Kim1 says:

    Well Im watching The View right now. They are discussing Miley ‘ s comment about Jewish record executives.Jenny just said,” I would listen to Jewish people They know how to make money ” with a big grin on her face.Barbara just responded “That’s an anti Semitic comment” Oh Oh

  32. eliza says:

    SHOCKING………said no one EVER!

  33. Sandip says:

    If I have a voice, get rid of Sheri Shepard. at least Jenny is funny,

  34. Madriani's Girl says:

    Here’s a scary TV twosome: Jenny McCarthy and Nancy Grace. ARMAGEDDON!

    GAAAHHH! Shriekocalypse!

  35. Alex Gratton says:

    She looks like an older, blonde Kristen Stewart.

  36. homegrrrrl says:

    Guess I’m alone here, she’s awesome I have all of her books. I’d only pay attention if she stays on. She’s Hilary. Ok phone, that works

  37. KEKE says:

    It takes balls to call someone an idiot after admitting you watch MSNBC.

  38. Kosmos says:

    She’s just too loud, too yappy and outspoken for me, always has been. When I heard she was being made part of The View, I thought WTF ??? Same as I feel about JLo being on Idol again….instant turnoff.

  39. Nikki says:

    I used to like her but stopped when she started touting herself as a “comedian” she is not a comedian she just knows how to read lines funny like Jennifer Anniston & make weird faces. Plus when she goes on & on about her son it gets annoying. She needs to just be a “yesteryear playboy playmate ” & sometimes guest but not a host or star of any show. She is just NOT that talented.

  40. MegG says:

    I’ve always found her loud and obnoxious. I like Melissa way more.

  41. MsAubra says:

    Just on a superficial level, she’s difficult to watch and listen to. Her voice is awful and her face is full of Botox, and I wince whenever I see her speak. As for the more substantive argument for why Jenny McCarthy sucks: your argument is as good as mine. She’s an idiot

    …yup, basically she reminds me of my 45 yr old guy friends 23 yr old girlfriend lol

  42. MsAEB says:

    Is she gone yet? I haven’t watched since her first day on The View.