Jenny McCarthy publicly slammed Shia LaBeouf on ‘The View’ on Jan. 14 after he criticized her ex-boyfriend, Jim Carrey, for being a bad father. Shia apologized for his Twitter diss, but Jenny maintained his actions were ‘uncalled for’ and ‘below the belt’ attacks.
Jenny McCarthy was particularly upset that Shia LaBeouf dissed Jim Carrey‘s family life in a strange Twitter rant following the 2014 Golden Globes because she previously dated Jim for five years and knows him to be a “wonderful father” to his daughter Jane Carrey, 26 She revealed on the Jan. 14 episode of The View that she had to speak out about Shia’s Twitter statements because she feels so strongly “children should be left out” of attacks on public figures.
Jenny McCarthy Defends Jim Carrey Against Shia LaBeouf Twitter Parenting Diss
Jenny spoke up for her past longtime partner, Jim, after Shia accused him of abandoning his daughter and being an all-around bad dad. Jenny was livid that Shia brought Jim’s daughter into their own “feud,” which only developed after Jim poked fun at Shia while presenting at the Golden Globes on Jan. 12.
“It’s like you can attack [me], but don’t bring my children into it. I’m sure it’s the same with Jim,” she explained on The View. “Jim and I have become friends since our breakup, and I got to know his daughter, Jane, who is a lovely, lovely girl.”
“At least I don’t get arrested for indecency on major LA highways! Or abandon love child’s,” Shia has written in a now-deleted tweet, and accompanied it with a video of Jim’s daughter Jane, 26.
Jenny McCarthy: Shia LaBeouf’s Apology Not Enough
“It’s completely uncalled for and wrong,” Jenny asserted of Shia’s tweet. “Jim is a great father and he loves Jane more than anything in the world.”
Shia tweeted an apology to Jim after dissing his parenting, saying: “Jim Carrey states that he is deeply involved in his daughter’s life – I accept that, regret tweet on the matter. Apologies to both parents.” Shia deleted this tweet after posting it, just as he deleted his original criticisms.
Jenny saw Shia’s apology, but was unconvinced that it made the situation better. “I think it was just below the belt,” she said. “The whole thing is, do not bring our children into it.”
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think Shia was out of line?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski