Take Notes, John Travolta

September 19th, 2007 // 13 Comments

That was some shellac-looking hair she had going on at that event. Jenny McCarthy talked to our spiritual leader Oprah about her son’s autism on yesterday’s show.

Initially, neurologists believed Evan had epilepsy, by McCarthy’s “mommy instinct,” as she called it, thought that not to be the case. Finally, a doctor said to her, “‘I’m sorry, but your son has autism.’ My mommy instinct said, ‘This man is right.’ I didn’t want to believe him … but … this man is right. I felt like death.”

Jenny said that she went on to research her son’s condition, and that her mantra of “hope, faith, and recovery” is producing results. We’d like to thank Jenny for not ignoring her son’s plight because of some crazy space religion. Anyway, check out this link. That’s the “Autism Speaks” website. Check it out to get informed, or involved, or to make a donation. Do it or I’m not recapping about “Runway” this season!


By J. Harvey

  1. robbyrob

    man this girl is everywhere nowadays!!


  2. karen

    thankyou for taking the time to make mention of this…awareness and early intervention are the key to helping children with Autism.

  3. Wendy

    I just want to say “thank you” too! I love that you don’t give Travolta any slack. I’ve decided to boycott his movies until he a) acknowledges publicly that his son has autism AND b) gets some help for him. Does he honestly think he and Kelly will live forever? I mean, not getting any help for that kid when he was a toddler has majorly decreased his odds of living independently one day. He’ll probably live in an institution or group home once Daddy and Mommy are no longer around. Is that really the sort of cold hearted man Mr. Travolta is? He will forever live with the knowledge that he COULD have helped Jett but DIDN’T.

  4. allison

    I want to thank you as well for mentioning this.
    also, I didn’t know that people suspect John’s son has autism? and what do scientoligists think about autism?

  5. allison

    I want to thank you as well for mentioning this.
    also, I didn’t know that people suspect John’s son has autism? and what do scientoligists think about autism?

  6. Darth Paul

    I think scientologists dismiss autism as a birth defect, not as something treatable…because that would lead to psychiatry and they have a big problem with that.

    But isn’t Jenny’s douche- I mean, DUDE a scientologist?

  7. Jade

    No, Jim briefly took a couple classes…..but he got wise and hauled ass outa there when he figured out they’re all nut jobs. LOL!

  8. Mich


    John Travolta’s son, Jett, does have autism. However, the Travoltas refuse to acknowledge it because of their Scietology beliefs. Scientologists believe that children born with autism or any other mental impairment are being punished for being terrible people. Scientologists do not believe in using medications and they believe that anything can be cured with exercise. Basically it’s all a bunch of bullshit and they’re killing their child and not giving him the life that he deserves.

  9. jill

    It’s a shame John Travolta won’t allow himself to use his star power to get autism awareness out there, eh, at least we got Jenny McCarthy and Doug Flutie!

  10. I’m a writer here, and I have autism. I’m glad Jenny tried learning about it. It’s sad to hear she felt like death about her son, but I seem do being okay?

    People really over blow and think if people aren’t “normal” they’re going to be shunned.

  11. StrangeGirl

    I love Jenny, I think she’s great. Great hair, great boobs, great body……bitch. JUST KIDDING!! It is a great thing that she publicly acknowledges her son and accepts that he has autism and is willing to talk about it. Proves to me she’s human and she loves her son. Who could ask for anything more?? See? Not all celebrties are self absorbed idiots. (YooHoo!! Johnny T!!!!)

  12. John

    Thanks for drawing people’s attention to the autism epidemic. More and more people have a personal connection.

    Great threat btw…your Runway recaps are the best on the net.

  13. MsTriste

    I’m autistic too and can’t stand it when moms act like it’s the end of the world when they discover their child is autistic.

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