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“The View” Fans Find Jenny McCarthy “Off-Putting”


Jenny McCarthy is not making a whole lot of fans by joining The View. Sources say she may be fired pretty soon, as viewers find her “more off-putting than Elisabeth [Hasselbeck].” The sources are from Radar Online so grain of salt and all that but really, who doesn’t find this hard to believe? Here’s the rest of the report, via Daily News:

“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!” a production source told Radar.

“The data has revealed that she is far more off-putting than Elisabeth.” The source revealed that Barbara Walters, 84, who will retire 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.”

Despite the fact that McCarthy has only been hosting for a little over a month, the production source is unclear how long her inked deal with the show is for, however, “If Barbara wants her out, they will buy out her contract,” the insider said.

“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.”

Ratings are also down.

Anyone been watching her on The View? Do tell. Is she annoying as all hell or is that impossible after Elisabeth?

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  • McCarthy has always been, in my opinion, a little over the top. It’s just who she is, and Babs surely knew this going in. Firing her for being herself is not really fair, nor is making her change who she is. I guess this was a bad hiring decision , and not McCarthy’s fault.

  • Seriously, how can anyone take Jenny McCarthy’s new “I’m wearing eye glasses to make me look so smart and normal” facade. She’s a PHONY> While Jenny McCarthy’s son did have seizures, he does not have autism. Big difference. His diagnosis is Landau Kleffner Sydrome which when treated with anti seizure meds, improves. It has nothing to do with vaccines, vitamins, or gluten free diets. What I find most interesting about McCarthy’s case is that within a few years of her son’s alleged “autism” diagnosis, she had already written several books, did magazine interviews and TV talk shows stints, talking about her son’s alleged “autism.” She relied on the media’s ignorance and ambiguity of autism to propel her books and agenda. How sad. Nobody with a truly autistic child suddenly stops trying to help their autistic child. She went on to other things right away, as if her son’ autism was a thing of the past. It doesn’t work that way people. If your child has REAL autism, things just don’t magically get better and you don’t just suddenly stop talking about it and jump into promoting your “career”. Her son has Landau Kleffner Syndrome,which doesn’t carry the same media frenzy attention as the autism diagnosis. She is a very manipulative person who knew exactly what to do to get her situation into the media and then dumped the entire autism diagnosis by claiming her son was now “cured” and well, it’s time for her to move on. Such a SHAM>