Jenny McCarthy to Join ‘The View’

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28:  Actress/model Jenny McCarthy attends The UJA-Federation Of New York Entertainment, Media And Communications Leadership Awards Dinner at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on May 28, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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    ABC's The View will get a controversial new addition. Barbara Walters, who will herself be leaving the show next year, announced that the model, actress, and vocal anti-vaccine campaigner Jenny McCarthy will be replacing Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who is moving to Fox, in September. Rumors that McCarthy might replace Hasselbeck elicited a storm of criticism against ABC for giving her a forum to promote her belief that vaccines cause autism. Walters didn't address the criticism in her announcement, saying only that "she can be serious and outrageous" and "offers a fresh point of view."

    She's a vocal anti-vaccine activist.



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