Jenny, not fooling anyone. (via)
The next time Jenny McCarthy asks a question on Twitter along with #JennyAsks, it should probably be "yes" or "no." Because a few days ago she attempted to create a dialogue about dating with her 1.13 million Twitter followers and things got out of hand pretty quickly. That's because when you spend years going out of your way to be the face of a controversial movement, especially one involving children and disease, it tends to make people the kind of angry that lingers for a while.
It started out innocently enough a few days ago with this tweet:
What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate? Reply using #JennyAsks— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) March 13, 2014
What immediately followed was a barrage of responses that hasn't let up from people who think Jenny is putting millions of children's lives at risk and would like her to stop peddling bullshit about the connection between vaccines and autism.
Traits of an ideal mate? Critical thinking, science literacy, putting the common good above fame whoring, not a selfish asshole #JennyAsks— Raven Tart (@RavenTart) March 18, 2014
My ideal mate would enjoy long walks on the beach and accept and appreciate the concept of science with out debasing it. #JennyAsks— Stephanie Rose (@StephyRose27) March 18, 2014
I just checked out #JennyAsks. It was everything I could have hoped for, and more. BTW, my ideal mate? Real boobs and all shots up to date.— Paul Baker (@PuckmanRI) March 18, 2014
Someone pro-vaccination and anti-Jenny who would rather play a part in saving lives over irrationally blaming science. Dumb twat. #JennyAsks— Shamina Kassum (@theshamdoc) March 18, 2014
I get all my medical advice from Jenny McCarthy, like I get all my fitness advice from Honey Booboo's mom. #JennyAsks— Janice Harrah (@JaniceHarrah) March 18, 2014
The ongoing Tweetdown hasn't been lost on Jenny, who responded with a revealing Tweet about what truly matters to her.
Thank you to all the haters who tweet my name. You make my Q SCORE higher and higher. It's because of you I continue to work. Thank you! : )— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) March 17, 2014
So take that, haters. She may be as popular as mumps and measles, but as long as people are talking about Jenny McCarthy, she wins.
(by Jonathan Corbett)