When Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne, co-hosts on CBS’ “The Talk” went on Howard Stern Wednesday morning, most expected the infamously outspoken Osbourne to generate the most buzz. But it was Chen’s comments about “The View,” specifically new co-host Jenny McCarthy that caused a stir.

After Chen said that hiring McCarthy was a mistake and that "no one wants to hear Jenny McCarthy talk about the New York mayoral race or politics,” the former Playboy model is responding to Chen’s remarks…with kindness.

“Well the great thing about Christmas time that my mom always taught me is to spread love and joy and look for great things in others,” responded McCarthy, at her City Harvest and Cold EEze-sponsored holiday food drive in NYC.

And instead of commenting on the situation further, the blonde beauty chose to express gratitude to her fellow co-hosts for welcoming her with open arms.

“I am so grateful, not only because I have a job, but because of the support that those women have given me,” McCarthy said. “You know it's not an easy sit to come into when people get used to other people but they've been like my biggest cheerleaders and friends and supporters.”

McCarthy added that she doesn’t ever want the gig to end. “I feel like I've known them forever–maybe because I have. Like them, I'm hoping this relationship lasts and that I'm 85 and doing my last year, like Barbara is this year.”