For any child, summer camp should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience — a place where memories are made. Unfortunately, that has not been the case for Jenny McCarthy’s autistic twelve-year-old son, Evan Asher, who is being bullied, according to his outspoken mom.
McCarthy claimed on The View that Asher is unaware of the bullying, because his autism makes it difficult for him to pick up on social cues. She said she was made aware of the situation when the camp sent her an email explaining that Evan’s “friends” are actually teasing and laughing at him — not with him.
“My son’s main goal is to make as many friends as possible,” McCarthy explained. “I said, ‘You have to find the kids that like you and are nice to you. Who do you sit next to in the cafeteria?' And he said, ‘No one. I ask, and they say no.’”
On the upside, the boy isn’t hurt by the grim situation. His mother went on explaining, “It’s so wonderful that he’s not aware that the kids are making fun of him. But at what point do I need to teach him that? Do I just let him be?”
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McCarthy has had her own experience with bullying.
She confessed to Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2010, “I would have girls wait for me outside of school with pipes to beat me up” during middle school.
Things escalated quickly in high school where the girls “were throwing pies at my face, pulling out my hair and spitting on me,” she claimed. McCarthy almost didn’t receive her diploma due to poor attendance because she was so terrified of the bullying.
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