This former naked celebrity turned host turned actress turned celebrity turned host all of you know has always been controversial.
Wait until you see the crap she is going to try and sell to make money.
If you thought The Goopster has some strange or controversial things to sell, you haven’t seen anything like this at all.
This is going to be a mess.
Jenny McCarthy’s Controversial Autism Charity Seems to Be Rebranding Away from Autism
Generation Rescue, the charity whose public face and board president is actor Jenny McCarthy, and which promotes debunked and sometimes dangerous treatments for autistic children, seems to rebranding away from the subject of autism and towards a much more broad set of medical issues. Sometime in May, the Generation Rescue website was taken offline, replaced with a page that reads, simply, “Stay tuned for what’s next.”
Even before the site disappeared, there were signs that McCarthy and Generation Rescue hoped to retool the organization into a “functional medicine” nonprofit, rather than one focused on the controversial and non-scientific autism recovery claims they’ve made for years. The apparent rebrand feels almost Goop-esque, a way for McCarthy and the organization to enter a much broader and less clearly defined “wellness” space, where many more kinds of questionable pseudoscience are possible.
Generation Rescue was founded by a businessman named J.B. Handley, who, like McCarthy, claims that vaccines cause autism. (Both Handley and his wife Lisa, like McCarthy, have claimed that one of their three children developed autism after being vaccinated. Yet another enormous study published in March has thoroughly refuted the idea that vaccines cause autism.)
McCarthy teamed up with the Handleys soon after Generation Rescue was created and became its most public and enthusiastic booster. The organization, though, became infamous over the years for the discredited treatments and medical professionals it promoted on its website and at its yearly conferences. (These days, Handley is the director at Children’s Health Defense, a purported environment organization founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. that makes a variety of claims about vaccines being unsafe.)
A Jezebel investigation in March found that over the years, several of the treatments and products recommended and sometimes sold by Generation Rescue were ones that its board members stood to directly profit from. We also found that the nonprofit’s past executive director, Candace McDonald, appeared to have been paid both a salary and at least $100,000 extra per year for three years in fees to her consulting firm. For at least two years the organization was also headquartered in her guesthouse, paying rent to her.- Source