Jenny McCarthy makes transphobic joke on Twitter, quickly deletes it

"The View" co-host demonstrates yet again why she shouldn't be on the air

Topics: Jenny McCarthy, joke, Twitter, trans people, The View, anti-vaccine,

Jenny McCarthy makes transphobic joke on Twitter, quickly deletes it (Credit: AP/Heidi Gutman)

Here’s another reason to take “The View” co-host Jenny McCarthy off the air: in addition to spreading dangerous lies about vaccines, on Tuesday afternoon McCarthy made an offensive joke on Twitter mocking trans people.

McCarthy thinks the rumor that Jennifer Lopez’s 27-year-old boyfriend, Casper Smart, may have cheated on her with a bikini model is funny because the woman in question happens to be transgender. Apparently one person’s identity is another person’s source of entertainment:



What actors and actresses say in public matters, and even moreso with McCarthy, who is on TV on the very basis of voicing her opinions (again, how and why?).

McCarthy must have realized her transphobic joke was offensive, because it’s now been deleted. She replaced it with a much fresher, original joke:

Really cutting-edge stuff.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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