Jenny McCarthy tells the story two different ways…again

29 Jan

Yep, this doesn’t have anything to do with autism. Well, aside from the fact that we will discuss how one public face for autism is once again showing that her stories don’t match over time. You see, Jenny McCarthy has a reality TV show now and the story of her divorce presented in that show doesn’t match what she wrote in her book 8 years ago. I found the new story in a recent article in the Washington Post: Jenny McCarthy tries to mend her anti-vaccine reputation with reality TV. It’s too little, too late in which Emily Yahr writes:

The show is filled with such heart-to-hearts, with McCarthy recounting her ordeals as a single mom, starting with her ex filing for divorce in 2005 the same week that Evan was diagnosed with autism.

Now, it’s been a while since I read Jenny McCarthy’s “Louder than words” book. A long while, but that statement didn’t strike me as consistent with what she wrote in her book. The sentiment is the same: harsh on her kid’s father while putting herself in a good light, but the details didn’t match.

What did she say in her 2007 book? She says that she asked for the divorce. She was the mommy warrior, taking charge in that book. Now in her reality show she’s the object of sympathy, dumped by her husband just when she needed him most.


In fact, if you read the book, she talks about thinking about divorce for some time before she finally asked for it. Because that whole “same week as the diagnosis” thing in the TV show isn’t what she wrote in 2007 either. Between the autism diagnosis and her asking for a divorce, there are weeks, if not months of stories in her book. Stories that include Ms. McCarthy asking her husband to leave, and him refusing.

Who knows what the actual story was. All we hear is the story that fits the image she wants to portray at the moment. Her ex husband is taking the high road and not returning fire.

Oh, and if you are worried about how her son took the divorce, don’t. According to Ms. McCarthy, autism renders one incapable “emotionally connecting” with such events.


Sorry to be sarcastic there. But, really, Ms. McCarthy? Autism renders one incapable of emotionally connecting with what was going on? Couldn’t be that the kid was unable to understand why his mother was making his father leave, just as any kid would?

No real surprises here. Ms. McCarthy has been inconsistent over the years. She had multiple stories of her first encounter with Barbara Walters when Ms. McCarthy was a guest on The View. She has informed us that her son is no longer autistic. Then, a few years later, she tells us that he is. (Jenny McCarthy Slams Rumor That Her 11-Year-Old Son Evan Doesn’t Have Autism). She hammers away at vaccines, but tells us she’s pro-vaccine. And to cap it all, she heads an autism charity that focuses on treatment, but won’t speak out against the faux treatments (like bleach enemas) that are promoted at her orgs conventions.

by Matt Carey

20 Responses to “Jenny McCarthy tells the story two different ways…again”

  1. Science Mom January 30, 2015 at 14:46 #

    Jenny McCarthy changed her narrative to suit her own purposes again? I’m shocked I tell you.

    • Ernie Mink February 23, 2017 at 02:16 #

      Do you like listening to fakestream news or the people who diagnosed her son? Go talk to them and quit this nonsense. She is one of thousands who have come out against these dangerous and unproven vaccines,

      • Sullivan (Matt Carey) February 23, 2017 at 18:07 #

        Read the article above. I checked Ms. McCarthy’s words. Two versions of her words, and they are contradictory.

        When you throw around cutesie terms like “fakestream news” (in four comments caught in the moderation queue) and demonstrate ignorance as you just have, you present yourself as a fool.

        I will not approve your copy-paste comments. If you want to troll this site, at least change the text of your comments.

  2. Chris February 2, 2015 at 07:29 #

    This is an interesting report:

    About ten minutes into the video Seth Mnookin lays out that Jenny McCarthy is responsible for lots of the fear mongering.

  3. Roger Kulp February 2, 2015 at 17:07 #

    Just one point here.I have no idea if Ms.Mc Carthy’s son actually has an autism diagnosis or not.There have been conflicting reports to this effect.There are those on the spectrum,who are clearly unable to make an emotional connection with other people,or be emotionally impacted by events like a parents divorce or death.This is true of my sister,who had a much less severe autism diagnosis than I did,and it was true of me,until sometime in 2013.Four years into my treatment for cerebral folate deficiency.The ability to connect emotionally with other people,and have true feelings towards them,was one of the last things to fall into place,after more important things,like wandering,and an interest in personal hygiene were corrected.

    Just thought I’d point that out.It is a serious problem for some autistics.

    • Stephen H March 6, 2015 at 09:35 #

      Roger, there are also some of us on the spectrum who have a great deal of difficulty SHOWING emotion, but definitely feel it.

      Never assume that an autistic person who has communication difficulties AND does not show emotion is failing to show something because they don’t feel it.

  4. Catherine Ritch December 3, 2015 at 03:48 #

    Jenny fails to recognise that ABA may have played a big part in her son’s recovery She focuses too much on vaccines, that may have triggered her son’s autism, so she says. There is no link to autism and vaccines. Jenny really needs to stop yacking and learn MORE about autism before she shoots her mouth off!!!

  5. yeeeeah February 25, 2016 at 03:20 #

    Interest. Jenny was grateful for her sons autism as it rendered him unable to emotionally connect….

    I wonder how he became so distraught by Jim Carry leaving with such a lack of emotion?

    This couldn’t be another contradiction from the worlds best mum could it?

  6. Kristen May 17, 2016 at 06:42 #

    All I got from this article is that the writer can’t handle her view on vaccines so he uses his “investigative” reporting about her “lying” to prove she can’t be trusted about anything. I guess the writer must have vaxxed his kids and is feeling pretty guilty. Well don’t take it out on, as you call her, Ms McCarthy.

  7. Asher September 9, 2016 at 18:36 #

    You’re dumb AF. You obviously don’t know anything about autism. It is a SPECTRUM and a very wide one at that. You generalize autistic traits for every child or person living with autism. Most autistic children are emotionally delayed or unable to connect all together. Some are not. Her son at the time was unable to connect emotionally, which I totally understand.

    Another irrelevant point, which seems to be the focal point of this ridiculous article; Jenny’s divorce. You have no idea what took place when, perhaps he asked for it first and they decided to work on things which didn’t work out for her. Perhaps she then asked for the divorce after his initial. Perhaps he asked for it first, moved out and then decided to give it another shot. YOU HAVE NO IDEA what happened, or the order in which it happened. For you to try and discredit her all together because you are unclear who divorced who, is ridiculous and insensitive. As you should know relationships/marriages are complex especially when coming to an end.

    Please do me a favor and just ask yourself what your issue really is…Perhaps it’s your own life? Dig really deep, until you find valid reasons for your ridiculousness.

    • Sullivan (Matt Carey) September 13, 2016 at 01:00 #

      Nice attack there dude. Perhaps you could take your own advice and look in a mirror.

      Jenny McCarthy discredited herself by promoting a lie. Whether she believed it or not isn’t the question, she promoted a lie. And she is shown above being willing to say things that are clearly lies (because both stories can’t be true).

      You don’t even try to address that.

    • Darryn Frost April 13, 2017 at 23:08 #

      What are you talking about? The story clearly shows where Jenny McCarthy herself completely contradicts her own statements, on more that one occasion. That has nothing to do with whether the author knows anything about autism. Did you even actually read the article? It is clear you are not dealing with facts, just trying to attack someone for pointing out that Jenny changed her stories whenever convenient.

    • Sam December 8, 2017 at 06:21 #

      Jenny McCarthy first said her kid was an Indigo kid, whatever that is. But that didn’t translate into making money so she repackaged her kiddo as autistic and pushed people to label him so. Then, after she managed to manipulate publishers into printing bs about him being autistic she dumped that gig and we never heard about poor Evan again. Only that he’s cured as if it never happened, which is plausible because it never did happen. He was never autistic. This lady is a sociopath.

  8. Dan April 14, 2019 at 18:04 #

    Jenny mcCarthy has no shame, remorse or empathy for families who were damaged and misled by her fraudulent and manipulative portrayal of autism. This woman thinks by running 100 miles in different directions and talking in circles that the autism community, especially the aspies, will forget her lies. What she pulled was one of the most diabolical hoaxes ever. Think hard. Her kid had seizures. He lost speech. He got seizure meds. He regained speech. Yet she blamed gluten and vaccines. And had her son labeled autistic and within an incredibly bizarre short time, had already books and ransacked the autism community like a gypsy on a crack, evading, stealing and destroying, as she fled with a smile. Her sons a beautiful not and wish him well, but Jenny used his seizure and language regression/recovery issue to hijack the autism label. This can’t be tolerated. These elite celebrities manipulate, just like the college scandal. Maybe someone should dig deeper into Jenny’s autism hoax. It’s time for a credible doctor to tell the truth.


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