Even before the first hour of the 2019 Emmy Awards had played out, the internet was buzzing about the appearances on the red carpet — which was actually purple this year — at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. While they were, of course, talking about what everyone was wearing, they were also reviewing Jenny McCarthy’s performance as a host of Fox’s pre-Emmys coverage.
People asked why McCarthy, a panelist on The Masked Singer who’s previously hosted The View and her own talk show, was hosting at all, because of her public disapproval of vaccinations. They also panned her for appearing to be unprepared for her interviews. But they took particular issue with her exchange with actress Christina Applegate, one of the night’s nominees in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, for her role in Dead to Me.
McCarthy told Applegate that she wanted to be her when she grew up, which was odd because McCarthy, 46, is just one year younger than the 47-year-old Applegate. She also asked Applegate, a TV veteran who’s been nominated for the lead actress in a comedy Emmy twice for Samantha Who? if she had ever been nominated in that category in the past.
Is Jenny McCarthy drunk? She just told Christina Applegate that she grew up watching her on TV and remembered thinking she wanted to be like her when she was older...but...she’s only 1 year younger than Christina.. 🤔😂 Christina seemed annoyed by the whole interview. #Emmys— Liz (@SAKoffee_Kween) September 22, 2019
Jenny McCarthy, age 46, going on and on to Christina Applegate, age 47, about how she watched her when she was growing up and wanted to be her when she “got old” is grade A, D class bitchery. #Emmys pic.twitter.com/I9j9RrsQfs— Beth Fox (@foxbeth) September 22, 2019
Jenny McCarthy is getting people’s #Emmys histories almost as wrong as she got vaccines— Shalyah Evans (@ShalyahEvans) September 22, 2019
Watching the Red Carpet for the Emmy's and Jenny McCarthy is horrid as an interviewer and did not do her homework on the people she's interviewing.— Julian Waneck (@Jwaneck) September 22, 2019
Just because Dr. Jenny McCarthy is only one year younger than Christina Applegate doesn't mean it's wrong for Jenny to say she wanted to be Christina when she grows up. It's not wrong to want to grow up... and one day, Jenny still might. #Emmys2019 #VaccinesWork— Alx Schnoppoulop (@AlxSchnoppoulop) September 23, 2019
Ummm....EXACTLY my thought. Also? She Didn’t know that both Christina AND Michael Douglas have been nominated before RT @amberfi: Jenny McCarthy (age 46) trying to make it sound like she "grew up" watching Christina Applegate (age 47) is so shady. #Emmys2019— Danielle Smith (@DanielleSmithTV) September 22, 2019
McCarthy didn’t devote any time to the chatter on social media, or at least she hadn’t mid-way through the show. Understandably, she was busy.
Thank you so much for watching! Appreciate the ❤️ and support so much. 💃❤️💃❤️💃— Jenny McC-Wahlberg (@JennyMcCarthy) September 23, 2019
And now I sleep. pic.twitter.com/CzunQf6f1E
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