Megyn Kelly attacks Jane Fonda for bringing up the 'Today' show host's plastic surgery question again

The NBC host claps back at Jane Fonda

Ilana Kaplan
New York
Monday 22 January 2018 19:31
Megyn Kelly: No regrets over Jane Fonda interview

Megyn Kelly has lashed out at Jane Fonda after the Grace and Frankie actress brought up Kelly's query about her plastic surgery again on NBC last week.

Until now, Kelly has remained silent about her feud with Fonda, but that all changed on Monday's episode of Megyn Kelly Today.

The response from Kelly was triggered by Fonda bringing up Kelly's name when co-star and friend Lily Tomlin brought up knowing the actress "before her first facelift."

Fonda responded with, "Who are you, Megyn Kelly?"

Kelly was not thrilled with the idea of Fonda bringing her name into the conversation.

At the end of her show, Kelly addressed Fonda's comments saying she wasn't "in the market for a lesson from Jane Fonda on what is and is not appropriate" and cited Fonda's actions from the past 50 years.

She spent over three minutes dragging the Hollywood actress explaining that she "chose to say nothing," but because "Fonda was at it again last week" it became "time to address the 'poor me' routine."

The Today host brought up several times that Fonda had appeared on her show to talk about Our Souls At Night, which was a film about "aging."

"The truth is, most older women look nothing like Fonda, who is now 80," Kelly explained. "And if Fonda really wants to have an honest discussion about older women’s cultural face, then her plastic surgery is tough to ignore. Fonda herself knows this, and that is why — to her credit — she’s discussed her cosmetic surgery pretty much everywhere before coming on our show."

She said that Fonda had openly discussed her plastic surgery over the years, so she didn't realise it was off-limits when she came on Megyn Kelly Today.

Kelly continued to lie into her saying, "Look, I gave her a chance to empower other women, young and old, on a subject which she purports to know well, and she rejected it — that’s okay. But I have no regrets about that question, nor am I in the market for a lesson from Jane Fonda on what is and is not appropriate. After all, this is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage."

She proceeded to bring up Fonda's disagreeable actions throughout the Vietnam War when the actress said prisoners of war were "hypocrites and liars," took a controversial gun photo and called prisoners' torture "understandable."

Fonda did address her actions and apologised for the image, but Kelly criticised her for saying "she's not proud of the country," which is why veterans call her "Hanoi Jane."

Fonda originally appeared on Kelly's show about four months ago where Kelly brought up the actress' plastic surgery and replied with, "We really want to talk about that right now?"

Since then, Fonda has said it was "so inappropriate" and that Kelly is "not that good of an interviewer."

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