I have plenty of reasons not to like Jenny McCarthy, what with her pseudo-scientific belief that vaccines are toxic and causes autism (both of which have not only been proven false, but are also based off of fraudulent research) which due to her "activism" in spreading this belief scared millions of parents into not vaccinating their kids, which has also caused measles to return to the United States. But now I have another reason to dislike her: She's a dangerous driver.
During her new Sirius XM radio show (why do people keep giving her jobs despite of all the damage she has caused) she brought up some "amusing" stories about how her son calls the police on her... a lot.
One of the stories she told was that her son called 911 on her because she went outside to smoke (and for some reason she thinks she is qualified to give health advice) and he thought she had abandoned him, and she had to explain what happened to the 911 operator.
Now she might find that funny, and I'm sure some people might find that story funny too, but I don't because her son was probably terrified the whole time.
This ofcourse is forgivable as her son was never in any danger.
But then she also talked about another incident involving her son calling 911 on her that one person on my Skeptic Wars Facebook page commenting on this story so adequately put it, "it appears that potentially killing innocent people because of her selfish entitlement extends beyond her antivax idiocy."
The story goes is that she was texting while driving while her son was in the car. That is dangerous as heck in itself and shows how little she cares about others as she is willing to put her son and other people in danger just so she can send a text message to someone while getting to where ever she is going on time.
Her son, showing that he is clearly the smarter and more responsible of the two, called the police on her.
So, what was Jenny's reaction you might ask? Pull over? Stop texting?
Nope, she grabbed her son's phone and threw it out the window!
She was doing something while driving that is as dangerous as driving drunk, her son does the right thing and calls the cops on her, and she prevents him from doing so.
Not only did she pretty much punish him for doing the right thing (she took his phone away), but she probably scared the heck out of him.
So, still think she is someone to take advice on anything, let alone health advice from?