No matter what Jenny McCarthy says or does or claims I always find hard to stay angry at her for long. I like her a lot. She is fun and smart and sexy and refreshingly candid when most celebrities try and obfuscate while they decide what that word actually means. This month Jenny gave a very long interview to Cookie Magazine. No, I don't actually read Cookie Magazine on a regular basis, but I do keep up with them. They are the magazine that interviewed Amanda Peet last year when she mad all the vaccine comments. The first thing Jenny said in this interview was that she thinks vaccines are safe, just not for everyone.
One of the reasons I always end up liking Jenny even when she signs on with Oprah is that she is passionate about her son. She loves that kid like all parents should love their kid and you can't help but pull for someone who has done so much for a cause she believes in and became involved in because of her child.
I will let you read the whole article, but this is an example of why I like her. She talks about a time when her son was put on some anti-seizure medicine after he had suffered through a seven hour seizure. I can't imagine what it must be like to see your child go through a 7 hour seizure and be helpless while you watched. Anyway, the hospital gave him some medicine.
"When he got home from the hospital, Evan was put on a heavy dose of anti seizure medication, which kept him awake for four days and induced hallucinations that made him not recognize his mom and bang his head against the wall until he bled. 'I ran out of my house and into my driveway and screamed at the top of my lungs to God to just take him away, because I loved him so much and he was in so much pain,' McCarthy says of the period she describes as her "second rock-bottom" (the first being the moment Evan's heart stopped momentarily)."
With other celebrities you would think a statement like that would just be hyperbole if they could figure out what that word meant. With Jenny though you sense that it really happened and that she really had those emotions and then she is sharing all of that grief and pain and realization with the world. She never seems like she is doing it just for her own benefit or to make herself better known. I don't always agree with Jenny, but I admire her and respect her and that is a lot more than I can say for 99% of the celebrities out there.