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Jenny McCarthy speaks out on Michael Savage

Radio shock jock Michael Savage’s attack on autism angered parents of autistic children. Jenny McCarthy, whose son Evan is autistic, was deeply infuriated by Savage’s heartless words.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

Radio shock jock Michael Savage’s attack on autism angered parents of autistic children. Jenny McCarthy, whose son Evan is autistic, was deeply infuriated by Savage’s heartless words. Now, for the first time publicly, in an interview with “Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell,” McCarthy speaks out.

“I’ll tell you what autism is — it’s a brat that hasn’t been told to cut the act out,” Savage said two weeks ago.

“What was your reaction?” O’Dell asked McCarthy.

“You know, I immediately get the news the second anything happens. I read it and had to sit down and kind of breathe a little bit,” McCarthy said. “The media drove me crazy that day wanting comments and I didn’t want to give any more attention to that jerk.

“It’s really about showboating ignorance really,” she said. “I kind of took the high road and kept talking about healing, prevention.

“And if he would like, (he can) join me in the ring sometime on the WWE. I’ll show you what I really think,” McCarthy added, referring to her upcoming appearance on Saturday Night’s Main Event (airing Aug. 2 at 9 p.m.) with superstar John Cena as the WWE and McCarthy raise awareness about autism, and hopefully a lot of money.

“How did this partnership come about other than you wanted a hot girl at the WWE?” O’Dell asked Cena.

“Well that is certainly a bonus,” Cena said. “Jenny’s got a great cause. We can provide a bunch of eyes and ears, a bunch of people that might not know the ins and outs of autism.”

Though he may not end up in the ring at WWE, Savage was hit by advertisers who pulled ads from his popular radio show. There were also demands for the shock jock’s termination. But would McCarthy like to see that happen?

“I think a great way for an apology is to be sat down and educated about it,” Jenny said. “I’d love to just quietly (sit down with him and) educate him on the facts. It was clear he doesn’t know anything about autism”