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Jenny McCarthy apologises for suggesting Hillary Clinton is a lesbian

Jenny McCarthy apologises for suggesting Hillary Clinton is a lesbian

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 28 July 2014 17:06 Written by // Sabine Brix

Panellist Jenny McCarthy has apologised after she suggested Hillary Clinton was a lesbian on U.S. talkshow The View.

The panel were discussing a new book about former President Bill Clinton which claims he has a mistress, when host McCarthy chimed in: "Well, maybe he has his girlfriends and she has her girlfriends. You never know. Maybe they have an arrangement?"

The joke obviously played on McCarthy's mind as she has since apologised, penning an article for the Sun in which she referred to her comments as "shameful," labelling herself a hypocrite.

“It’s one thing to say something ‘funny’, but then to turn around and be a hypocrite is another thing.

“An upcoming book claims this mistress would see Bill on a regular basis and I made the joke that Bill has girlfriends and so does Hillary. The audience laughed and we moved on.

“That night, as I lay in bed and reflected on my day, I realized I was a hypocrite. How could I make a joke like that and then five minutes later preach about female empowerment?"

McCarthy joined the View in 2013, but has since left reportedly to concentrate on her own show.


Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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