Jenny McCarthy on her son seeing her in Playboy: “He can find worse on the Internet”

I have a son who turns eight soon. Like a lot of kids, he has access to the Internet. One he started reading I set up NetNanny and made sure he didn’t know the password. I still pay attention to what he’s doing, and I make sure he’s not online unsupervised. It’s just common sense not to let your kid go online, type in an easy search phrase, and see some wildly inappropriate stuff. This is one issue that makes me yearn for the day when some tame print media was the only access a kid would have to adult material.

So that’s why I’m annoyed at Jenny McCarthy’s ignorant comment about her kid seeing her Playboy spread. I don’t have a problem with kids seeing their parents nude, as long as it’s a casual thing around the house and no one makes a big deal out of it. (My son’s father is German, and they have a much different attitude about it. They’re basically nudists by American standards.) It’s iffy when it’s a sexually charged thing meant for a different audience, but in theory I really wouldn’t care if her son saw it. (He’s probably going to be embarrassed about it when he gets older and his friends know about it, but that’s another story.) I would care if her 10 year-old kid could see anything he wanted on the entire Internet, and that seems to be what Jenny is suggesting here. Or is she making a stupid joke or some other point? Here’s what she said:

Jenny McCarthy, who calls her new Playboy pictorial “a salute to the MILFs,” doesn’t have any qualms about posing nude even though she’s a mom to 10-year-old Evan.

“I think he can find a lot worse available on the Internet these days,” she tells PEOPLE. “I think people make such a big deal sometimes about it, when I feel like it just comes down to how you raise your child and how you explain things to your kid.”

As for how she’ll talk about the spread with her son, she says, “Evan and I will have that conversation someday.”

[From People]

The more this woman opens her mouth, the more she irks me. Of course her kid can “find a lot worse available on the Internet,” but it’s her job as a mother to try and make sure that doesn’t happen. Didn’t she call herself a “warrior mom” on Oprah? Or does that only involve trying to safeguard her son’s health and not his well being? She did let him wear Uggs out with shorts. Maybe she’s just saying her spread in Playboy is tame compared to what it could be. For someone else, I would give her the benefit of the doubt, but she just bugs me.

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  1. Ruby Red Lips says:

    I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt – that it was a flippant comment with no thought behind it as I can’t imagine any half decent mother would basically say ‘my child can look at p0rn etc online’

    That or she is really really stupid

    • corny says:

      I’ll go for really stupid, like something Anna Nicole would have said to her son..hmmm

      • Rhea says:

        Yup, I’ll go for the last one, too. Not really surprised. She would find ANY kind of excuse to justifying her behavior. She just wants to make herself feel better by saying stupid things like that.

    • bondbabe says:

      I’m hoping she was being flippant.

      I can also look up how to make a bomb on the internet, but it doesn’t mean I should.

    • crepe says:

      This woman is a troll! She looks like scheiss without photoshop. Stupid old cow! Egads! This is celebrity today?

  2. Bayarealife says:

    Not really taking what she said literally…I dont think that she doesn’t monitor her sons Internet usage but she does have a job which requires her to travel. There is a possibility of him browsing the net at a family member or friends place as well. There is no such thing as 100% protection. I got my hands on whatever I wanted when i was younger outside of my own household. All it takes is having friends. But anyway I don’t think she meant it literally and also don’t think she meant things necessarily sex or nudity related…there’s lots of “bad” online…tmz comment section is much worse than boobs

  3. Macey says:

    Her face is so annoying, even with all the photoshopping.

    Kind of funny to see the PB shot beside a real pic, really shows just how much p-shop was done on that cover. I really dont see why they bother using celebs at all considering how much the p-shop the pics, might as well be a cartoon character on there.

  4. nancy xl says:

    the fact that any mom of a minor would do this, is assinine and questions their parenting. jim carey dodged a bullet with this one. where is the dad of this kid? feel really bad for this kid that his mom is a dingbat.

  5. Chatcat says:

    I really really really dislike this chick.

    I feel for her son because she is a total embarrassment, no amount of Photoshop can change that fact because her inner ugly is so overwhelming, just as CB mentions, the minute she opens her trap.

  6. Sue says:

    Wow, Evan is one lucky kid to have her as a mom. Not every kid can say my mom posed in playboy and I am allowed to look at porn on the internet. After all she is a self-proclaimed MILF! Gross…..

  7. brin says:

    She’s gross, I feel sorry for her son and it’s only going to get worse as he (and she) gets older.

  8. D1 says:

    I agree that he could find far worse things on the internet. Such as the Wikipedia and CDC pages for mumps, whooping cough, and measles.

  9. marie says:

    she’s disgusting.. just because he can see worse on the internet doesn’t make it ok..

  10. KMK says:

    On the second picture of Jenny, she looks like Elaine on the Seinfeld episode where Elaine is dancing, but she was just making a fool of herself, just like Jenny does ALL of the time!!!

  11. LittleDeadGirl says:

    While I really dislike her and I think she is missing the point that while I can see naked chicks all the time it’d make a big difference when it’s my own mother, HOWEVER, your children are always gonna know how to manipulate tech way more than a parent ever will. NannyNet and other things are going to be a joke pretty soon. They will keep your 6 or 8 year old from seeing things he shouldn’t but once he hits 10 and up you either don’t let him on the computer period or accept the fact he will most likely be able to hack whatever you put on.

  12. fabgrrl says:

    Well, may be he CAN find “worse”, ie. more sexually explicit, on the internet, but that doesn’t involve his MOTHER!

    Ug! Seeing a parent nude is one thing. It’s no big deal to me if my kids walk in while I’m dressing or taking a shower. But I don’t want them to seem me posing provocatively in a magazine full of other nude women!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      EXACTLY. The difference is this is HIS MOM. Though I wonder if some kids are not as affected by this stuff as I would have been. I did not grow up in a *naked household* and even though my parents had The Talk with me at a very yong age, they always protected me from their um…bedroom lives (ew) and never walked around nude or anything. My brother and I would have been HORRIFIED if our mom ever posed for Playboy.
      That being said, I’m sure she’s not the first mother to pose for Playboy but I feel like she’s just brushing it off because it’s easier to take the money and not think of the actual implications it may have on her son.

  13. poppy says:

    as always, keepin’ it klassy!
    what is worse for the kid: seeing his mom naked in a magazine, knowing everyone has seen it twice already or seeing some random stranger naked, doing weird stuff on the internet?
    yes, the internet is different than playboy but she is still his mom, naked, again, in a magazine. talking about it to the press nonstop. how will he feel when he sees those pictures of mom after some perv has photochopped them into something a little less playboy, a little more internet?
    i doubt she cares what he looks at online as long as she gets the attention she so desperately wants.

  14. lucy2 says:

    At this rate, seeing that magazine is probably the least of this kid’s problems. She doesn’t seem to have a clue.
    I think it was just a flippant response, but I don’t think she really thought about how it would be for him, it was all about what she wanted to do for herself.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Right, I think she thought about it but justified it because she wanted the money and the attention so yeah, either way-she’s doing it for HERSELF. Seems incredibly selfish to me but…

  15. lower-case deb says:

    i remember the days of my teenage years. us circle of friends. rampant hormones and all about discovering the sexual side of things. being fascinated by all kinds of fetishes and taboos (public library IS your friend).

    the only one thing we can never reconcile ourselves with is “how/where our babyselves were made”. no matter what kind of x-rated stuff we see, any exclamation of “our parents could’ve done that, you know?” the answer would most likely be: “NO WAY!!” or “ew gross”

    when it comes to parents/grandparents, storks and fairy dust. all. the. way.

    but that was then, and apparently, this is now. *shrugs* different strokes, i guess.

  16. Ming says:

    People like smut, someone must provide the smut, smutty people have kids.

    Who am I to judge what is and what is not optimal for a child.

    From a logical standpoint, it’s unreasonable to argue against it: There are stripper/Playboy moms, there always will be, deal with it, there is worse


    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Oh, how I loathe the “there is worse” argument. Way to set the standards high and achieve success-always compare yourself to the worst.
      Anyway, there is always another option-keep your career as a centerfold or a stripper and simply don’t PROCREATE. The earth really isn’t hurting for extra humans ya know?
      The underlining issue at hand is that so many women (and men for that matter) look at motherhood as something they are ENTITLED too instead of viewing it as the PRIVILEGE it truly is.

      • Gayle says:

        So, strippers should refrain from having kids now? Why, because their profession is ‘morally questionable’? Please. I’m not saying it’s necessarily ideal, but what about greedy bankers, etc., nobody questions their ‘respectability’ as pillars of the community, and yet they can do a lot of real damage to people, and exert a bad influence on children.

        I do find JMcC gross b/c she only did Playboy to satisfy her desperate need for attention and for money she doesn’t need. It is clearly not a great choice for her son as far as how his peers will react to it.

      • Theoriginalkitten says:

        Yes maybe strippers, prostitutes and the like SHOULDN’T have kids. Maybe just maybe you should want everything for your child and if you can’t provide that then maybe just don’t have a kid! Is that such radical thinking on my part? yeah and same goes for anyone in the sex trade or shitty bankers or shitty people in general. If you can’t bring your kid up in a safe, happy environment then maybe you shouldn’t have one. Damn.

    • Kim says:

      The “there is worse” arguement is PATHETIC. Is that how we live our lives now by justifying all our wrong actions and saying well there is worse.

  17. lassie says:

    I got “he can find worse on the internet” as being, he can find much more horribly explicit pictures of Jenny McCarthy on the internet. Which I assume are out there.

    • Fatkid says:

      That’s the way I took it too.

      Side note: back in the day, my college BF’s roommates got their hands on some “vintage” playboys and happened to find my BF’s mom. An endless game of ‘hiding’ that issue where he had to see it commenced. Poor guy, sure his mom was hot but no one wants to deal with that…

  18. shaniqua nunyadambidness says:

    Alrighty, so her face looks like a Barbie left in the rear window of the family car too long. And that child…her son (depending upon the camera angle) looks so much like a mini-Alexander Skarsgard. Anyone?

  19. Zorbitor says:

    when did Carrie’s mom go mainstream? see you at the prom ….

  20. Agnes says:

    she’s an idiot, i think we all know that by now.

    what an awesome parenting threshold – “there’s worse crap out there.” i wish she would just go away and/or people would stop paying attention to this ignorant twit.

  21. fabgrrl says:

    Who’da thunk Jim Carrey would have been such a stabilizing, sobering, balancing and even-keeled presence in someone’s life? Am I right? I feel like we heard zilch from Jenny McCarthy while they were together. Yes, her stupid anti-vaccination campaign, but otherwise we scarcely heard from her. Now that they’ve broken up she is all over the place spouting off her inane, mean-spirited or delusional opinions.

  22. Jules says:

    McCarthy is a female douche.

  23. Sillyone says:

    I don’t know if she means there are worse photos on the internet of her or just worse garbage on the internet, either way there are just some people who should not be able to reproduce and Jenny ladies and gents is one of those people.

    I am no where close to be a “mom of the year” but my kids will never be able to “dig” up any spread eagle photos of me or showing anything for that matter and I am not talking about my lady bits. Gross bitch.

  24. the original bellaluna says:

    That is no excuse, you fool woman! Shut your legs, shut your mouth, and go back to raising your child.

    • Chicagogurl17 says:

      Agreed. Loved her when I was growing up. It was awesome to have a dorky, Chicago, hot-girl that was relate-able on tv. The past few yrs she has just been so friggin uppity and preachy. It’s tiring. I feel sorry for her son’s biological father, John Asher (whom Evan looks exactly like).

  25. Blen says:

    what a crass b-tch.

  26. Lee says:

    She is merely a mirror. Most of us here are recoiling from what we see, and hopefully we will change for the better.

  27. Happy21 says:

    I second everything that is negative about this woman stated above. She has no filter and is just crass and gross. I want her to go the hell away.

    I love the bad photos of her taken lately, they give me pleasure.

  28. Str8Shooter says:

    Wow…that last pic, she looks like Cordelia from Buffy the Vampire Slayer!


  29. Isa says:

    I asked this question on the last thread but it was late & no one answered. Is she donating the money to an autism fund? Isn’t this spread supposed to raise awareness for autism? If she didn’t donate it then how are her tits & bush supposed to make me more aware Of autism?

    • Happy21 says:

      I don’t think she is only because she said a couple of weeks ago that she was doing it because her son’s school was expensive or some sh-t.

  30. mar says:

    I used to like her

  31. janie says:

    What a terrible boob job. I don’t see the point of showing off obviously fake titties like they’re something special. Ugh, I guess guys are so used to it they don’t care anymore.

    And her son will be harassed over these by his peers. Maybe not for a few years, but it’s going to happen. My friends with hot, attention-seeking moms got teased daily in school. I had a classmate whose mom was very famous for her exercise videos (you’ve probably heard of her), and the teasing never stopped.

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  33. skuddles says:

    He can find worse available on the internet? What… of her?? Or just random strangers? In any case, a 10 year probably doesn’t want to see naked Mom plastered everywhere. Looking at a naked stranger is NOT the same as looking at a naked Mom… dumbass Jenny.

  34. Stephanie says:

    She is so gross. And so ignorant.

  35. Kosmos says:

    God, I don’t care for Jenny at all, never have. She’s too over the top for me, needs to be loud and kind of in your face and I hate that. On the Playboy issue, gag…can’t she stop trying to play the sex kitten? And the comments she made about Jim Carrey not making regular visits to see her son after they split….well, it’s HER son, not his, but while they were in a relationship, things may have been different. Geez, I just think she’s too much. I can see men wanting to avoid her for several reasons.

  36. C says:

    Can she shut up? Playboy is nothing to brag about now a days. The girl is delusional. Get another job Jenny

  37. Jordan says:

    Thanks for proving what we’ve all suspected Jenny, that you’re a horrible mom. Plus, there’s pics of her son in Ugg’s AND Crocs which seals the deal. From that last pic of her hands, I guess we know why the cover has the mesh gloves..why didn’t she just have them photoshop them like they did the rest of her?

  38. crtb says:

    What does MILF mean?

    • april says:

      I’m too embarrassed to type it out but you can google it.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        I’m not: Mom I’d Like to F*ck.

      • Becky1 says:

        I find it funny when women refer to themselves as MILFs. I don’t really think that term is meant to be used that way. It seems like something that someone else can refer to you as, not something you can say about yourself.

        Why do so many women feel the need to try so hard to assert their “hotness?” It’s really kind of pathetic.

  39. Kim says:

    justify justify justify. You have no self esteem if you pose in Playboy.

    She is being selfish & thinking only about herself. She isnt thinking of her sons future and best interests & how this will affect him. How he could be teased by other kids in school about it etc. Poor kid.

  40. Kim says:

    So she lets her son browse the internet with no parental filter or guidance????

  41. the original bellaluna says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she looks kind of Kendra in the face on her cover?

  42. Elizabeth says:

    As for how she’ll talk about the spread with her son, she says, “Evan and I will have that conversation someday.”

    But Jenny, your pictures are coming out NOW, not someday. And shouldn’t you have “that conversation” with him before someone shows him a copy of the magazine? (you know they will) Poor kid.

  43. phlyfiremama says:

    Um, no, Jenny, I don’t think he can find worse on the internet than his Mom showing her junk. Nice try though~keep telling yourself whatever you need to, to make it better for you.

  44. di says:

    Then she REALLY needs to update the child security on the computers!!!!