Tara Reid and Jenny McCarthy are two of the most important and progressive thinkers of our time. That’s why everyone (everyone) who cares about world peace, the environment, and personal freedom was excited to learn that the latter (brave anti-vaxxer and former co-host of MTV’s Singled Out) would be interviewing the former (host and star of E!’s Taradise) on her satellite radio show. Well, it happened today and the results are…well, listen, you can hear the results for yourself, but let me say one thing: to call this interview a train wreck would be a gross and offensive understatement. It may not be the Trump campaign, but McCarthy/Reid is definitely up there. If an awards show existed which gave out statuettes for disasters we should all have seen coming, this conversation would give any other nonviolent monstrosity of 2016 a run for its money.
The interview you’re about to hear is short, barely edging past the two-minute mark, and that’s not because McCarthy had spent an hour antagonizing Reid and she was just about done. It’s because that’s how long the entire thing lasted before it devolved into the kinds of insults you’d hear in a high school bathroom and Reid just decided that it wasn’t worth it, press for Sharknado 4 be damned.
There’s not one moment that really stands out, because this entire thing is gold all the way through. From angry talk about whether Marriage Bootcamp was worth it to a withering discussion of who’s had more work done, this conversation between two “celebrities” who are way past their prime and just don’t have the energy to give a crap anymore is just so, so painfully distasteful that it’s begging for a rematch and reenactment after reenactment (expect those on YouTube by Monday).
I’ve listened to this thing three times by now — I am a very sad person — and I still don’t know whether we should all be more concerned that Tara Reid thinks that Jenny McCarthy doesn’t know that the sharks in SyFy films aren’t real or exhilarated by the sheer shade of the moment in which Reid just starts talking to other people to show McCarthy exactly what she thinks of her.
AND THEN THERE ARE THE INSULTS. You’ve got to hear them being said to really feel the full impact, but if “Good luck on Sharknado 18″ (said by McCarthy after Reid had already hung up) doesn’t replace “bye, Felicia” as an understood symbol of bitter dismissal, then there’s something wrong with our world. Something very, very wrong.
You’re gonna listen right? You have to. If only to explain what exactly that wobbly knees comment meant.
“Hope you stay married!”