As speculated over the weekend, former glamour girl Jenny McCarthy will be joining The View in September. Barbara Walters made the official announcement hours ago, as the video above will confirm.
“Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for The View,” Walters said.
That the next chapter will be exciting is probably an understatement, judging by the controversy the announcement has generated on Twitter.
As Shine Yahoo! points out, angry voices are saying that McCarthy should not be offered a bigger platform than she already has, especially since she’ll be using it to put forward controversial ideas like the one that childhood vaccines can cause autism, which has already been denied by the medical community.
Will you be tuning in on The View next season to see how Jenny fares?