Jenny McCarthy Tweeted A Transphobic Joke, Because Being Transgender Is Soooo Hilarious

Jenny McCarthy attending Vemma Renew launch in New York City April 2014As if Jenny McCarthy hasn’t already created an embarrassing enough legacy with her anti-vaccination campaigns, she also has some ignorant words to share with us in regards to the transgendered community.

As you may have heard, there are some rumors swirling right now that Jennifer Lopez‘s boyfriend of two years, Casper Smart, has cheated on her. Or maybe it didn’t quite get that far physically, but there were supposedly flirty text messages and explicit photos exchanged. But what makes this alleged infidelity particularly hilarious is that it was with a transsexual model named Sofie Vissa. Can you even imagine?

Apparently Jenny can’t, because she tweeted what she seems to have thought was a very clever joke:

Jenny McCarthy transphobic joke tweet June 2014


Charming. She quickly deleted the tweet, but that doesn’t erase the fact that Jenny is just the latest example of celebrities — and people in general, unfortunately — who think that it’s okay to take potshots at the transgender community.

It might seem amusing to Jenny to ridicule the pronoun confusion that inherently becomes an issue for a transitioning individual, but it’s also ignorant and insensitive. Jenny has never had to struggle with what pronoun to use for herself, because she was lucky enough to be born feeling comfortable in the body that she ended up with. But that’s not always the case, and after a lifetime of battling against the gender they were born with, do transsexuals really need to immediately start up their battle with societal judgement as well? Let’s be humans about this.

I mean come on, Jenny. If you’re really gonna post something that ignorant, at least try to make it original. You’re hardly the first person to turn a transgendered individual into a punchline — just the most recent. Instead of issuing some half-hearted apology, why not take this opportunity to educate yourself and your followers on some oft-ridiculed LGBTQ issues. God knows we need it.

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    • JenH1986

      She just isn’t very likeable to me. I saw her on the Whalburgers and didn’t like her then either. She always seems high.

    • wispy

      She is not even funny. I thought she was vile on Singled Out when I was way too young to be watching it, and I still think the same today.

    • Kelly

      Wow. That’s like one of those lame ass elementary school jokes from the 80s.

      If you’re going to be offensive, you at least have to be funny. But does anyone expect any sort of quality from Jenny McCarthy?

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Nope. We expect nothing, and somehow we’re still disappointed.

    • TwentiSomething Mom

      I’m not going to lie. I did chuckle with that one.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        …her tweet?

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      • Mystik Spiral

        At the “joke”? Yikes…

      • Aimee Ogden

        I don’t get the joke. Can you explain why it’s funny to the rest of us?

    • J_Doe5686

      I think that’s the most stupid “joke” ever. She just wants attention!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Noooo I just gave it to her!

      • J_Doe5686

        Exactly! Lol

    • Samantha Escobar

      She’s such a moron.

    • Sara610

      That joke isn’t even funny. WTF? I know fourth graders who could have come up with something way more original and clever. That’s actually kind of embarrassing for her, and not because of the un-PC nature of the joke, but just because of its sheer stupidity.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Iiiiii know. So dumb.

    • Rachel Sea

      She has no redeeming qualities.

    • Elizabeth Aspen

      Ten to one she makes a PR-induced fake “apology” tomorrow on the View. I don’t even know how this no-talent fruitcake even has a career.

    • Ashie

      I feel like I missed the joke or didn’t even get it because it is so lame!

    • Robert Ward

      What’s the problem with what she wrote….it’s right….it’s a guy dressed like a girl.

    • RusT

      Yeah, that’s about type of person Vemma attracts right there.

    • Psych Student

      As usual, I am ecstatic with the degree of respect and support for the LGBTQQI community that comes across in the writing by the authors at Crushable (not to mention The Gloss and Mommyish (and I’m sure the rest of the sites, I just don’t happen to read those). I recognize that this level of respect, support, and decency is something that *should* be excepted and *should* come standard. However, it’s not, and I just want you to know, that while I can only speak on behalf of myself and my wife and not the entire LGBTQQI community (obviously), but I just want to tell you how much I appreciate the kindness. Thank you.