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Jenny McCarthy's son is being bullied
Jenny McCarthy's son is being bullied.
The former Playboy model has been left heartbroken after discovering 12-year-old Evan is being picked on by other children at summer camp, but due to his autism he doesn't realize they're being mean to him.
Speaking on talk show 'The View' this morning (07.12.14), she explained: "My son's main goal is to make as many friends as possible. They're [the other children are] laughing at him but he laughs too. 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.' "
However, the 41-year-old beauty thinks, in some ways, it is good Evan - whom she has with ex-husband John Mallory Asher - doesn't realize he's being bullied, but she understands that she'll have to tell him soon.
She said: "It's so wonderful that he's not aware that kids are making fun of him. But at what point do I need to teach him that? Evan told me, 'They ask me to put bugs down my pants and I do it and they laugh.' He thinks it's funny. Do I just let him be? At what point does it stop? In high school they'll be like, 'Here drink this?' 'Okay!' "
Jenny, who will leave the show after this season, was offered some advice from her co-star Whoopi Goldberg.
Whoopi, 58, said: "My suggestion: Have Evan introduce you to his friends and when they're off having fun, have a conversation with the parents."
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