Jenny McCarthy discussed Rudy Giuliani’s appearance on The Masked Singer with host Andy Cohen during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday. Last spring, the former mayor of New York and attorney for President Donald Trump performed on a reality competition show. Panelists Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke left the stage in protest after McCarthy was “unmasked,” but McCarthy stayed.

“You know, like everyone that gets unmasked, I [was] completely shocked,” McCarthy said. “You know, everyone is in their own wheelhouse with how they handle their shock. The fact it was a political figure that was polarizing to half the country was hard. I’m from the Midwest. I have plenty of family that [didn’t] have a problem with it.”

Giuliani’s ability to practice law in New York is currently suspended, and the Washington, D.C., Bar Association has brought him before it over alleged ethical violations. Giuliani allegedly tried to rig the 2020 presidential election by making “false and misleading statements,” according to the New York Bar.




McCarthy supported him as she would any other celebrity despite his contentious appearance.

“I kind of checked in with myself at that moment and said I’m going to be a professional and I’m going to hope that this show brings together both sides,” McCarthy said of the moment. “There has to be some place where everyone can just be entertained. The fact that Rudy Giuliani was there for his grandchildren. He wasn’t there to run a campaign. I was just like, I will stand here and finish the show and give him at least that.”