Earlier this week, model and science denier Jenny McCarthy claimed to have heard a ghost in her home. I know this because she posted the security footage on Facebook with the caption “HAUNTED! Just happened in my house! I had to look at the security tape to prove it. Ahh!!”
Finally! Ghosts are real and she has the video to prove it! It’s about time we put these security cameras to good use.
A few seconds into the clip, you can hear a piano play out of nowhere, at which point McCarthy goes into full panic mode. Jezebel’s Frida Garza has the helpful transcript:
“Donnie. DONNIE. SOMEONE JUST PLAYED THE PIANO,” McCarthy yells from across the house to husband Donnie Wahlberg.
“WHAT?” he responds.
“SOMEBODY JUST PLAYED THE PIANO.”
“WHO?” (Oh, for fuck’s sake.)
“I don’t KNOW! Donald. Donald!” Donald mumbles off-camera. “It played, just now!”
There you have it: Ghosts don’t exist and Jenny McCarthy doesn’t understand her own technology.
This is the McCarthy Problem at work:
1) She doesn’t understand something.
2) She jumps to the dumbest possible conclusion.
3) Evidence is presented to show she’s wrong.
4) There’s no apology or admission that she was wrong. (Not yet, anyway.)
In a better world, she would learn her lesson and think twice before jumping to conclusions before considering alternative explanations. Too bad we don’t live in that world.