Jenny McCarthy Is Cool With Her 12-Year-Old Son Being Gay

Oct 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm |
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ABC's Santa Baby's Jenny McCarthy and her son Evan Asher attend the ABC Family 25 Days Of Christmas Winter Wonderland Event December 3, 2006 in New York City

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Actress Jenny McCarthy has always been open to answering questions regarding the topic of sexuality. During an interview with PrideSource, she addresses the issues of “identifying [herself] as non-feminist, relating to trans people, how she deals with haters and the potential advantages of having a gay son.” In the past, the former View co-host played a transgender role in a ’90s sitcom Just Shoot Me!, so she is more than comfortable speaking about issues involving the LGBT community. She told PrideSource about her role in the show:

“I always felt like one of the guys wearing, like, a Playboy bunny outfit. I was David Spade’s buddy to begin with, so I was a natural fit, and I always felt like his brother. To play kind of the dude was almost too scary natural.”

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When PrideSource asked McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg’s wife, about how she would feel if her her 12-year-old son, Evan, admitted to being gay, McCarthy responded in a tone of excitement rather than acceptance. According to USWeekly, she stated:

“Oh my god, I would be so excited. We can shop! Do my hair! I really do feel like, with sexuality being more open and people coming out, there might be a little bi in everybody; it’s just a matter of who acts on it.”

Way to stand your ground McCarthy and stick up for what you believe in! 

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