By Cliff Renfrew
Radar Staff Reporter
A rape prevention group has slammed former Playboy pin-up Jenny McCarthy after she made an inappropriate remark on her official Twitter page, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The 38-year-old Scream 3 star likened being charged for a new air conditioning unit to sexual assault on her page which has 343,121 followers.
After reading what McCarthy wrote executive director of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault Sandra Henriquez told Radar Online.com: “It is not uncommon for the people to use the term ‘rape’ as a figure of speech, particularly when feeling violated, upset or taken advantage of.
“However, it is critical to recognize the power of speech, and its ability, when used out of context, to undermine the experience of victimization of sexual assault survivors.
“Each incident is an opportunity to further educate the public about the seriousness of rape and the role we can play to participate in its elimination.”
Founded in 1980 CALCASA promotes public policy, advocacy and training on the issue of rape.
Illinois born model and actress McCarthy – who dated Jim Carrey for five years – released a book last year Love, Lust And Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, And True Romance where she openly discussed her own sex life and offered relationship advice to other women.
In recent years she has become known as an activist for her autistic son Evan Asher, 9, by her ex-husband director John Asher.
RadarOnline.com contacted McCarthy’s spokesperson about her Twitter entry but they declined to comment.