Jenny McCarthy Under Fire For ‘transphobic’ Joke

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June 4, 2014 | 3:56am EST

Model/actress Jenny Mccarthy is under fire after posting a joke about transgender people online while poking fun at a scandal surrounding Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend Casper Smart.
The On the Floor hitmaker’s dancer beau has been at the center of controversy after reportedly cheating on his superstar girlfriend with a transgender bikini model.
On Tuesday, McCarthy decided to weigh in on the rumors, and took to to write, “Did Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend cheat on her with a transsexual model? I heard JLo gave him an ultimatum: ‘it’s either me or her/him'”
The TV personality soon deleted the tweet after receiving a barrage of responses criticizing her for the joke.
Author Kelly Oxford wrote, “Hey @JennyMcCarthy your last tweet was really transphobic. I’m a ‘learn and be better’ type, so I thought I’d let you know. PEACE.”
McCarthy has yet to comment on the furor.