- Megyn Kelly responded Monday to Jane Fonda’s continued criticism of Kelly over a question the host asked Fonda about her plastic surgery in September.
- In a monologue at the end of her “Today” show, Kelly used Fonda’s controversial Vietnam War protest to argue that the actress “has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive.”
Megyn Kelly responded Monday to continued jabs from actress Jane Fonda over an interview Fonda gave on “Megyn Kelly Today” in September.
Kelly’s interview with Fonda, 80, went viral after the actress responded negatively to Kelly’s question about her plastic surgery. Fonda has repeatedly criticised Kelly for the interview since, and on Saturday told Variety that she would appear on “Megyn Kelly” again when Kelly “comes around and learns her stuff.”
“Now, a word on Jane Fonda, who appears to be fixated on an exchange I had with her months ago on this show,” Kelly started a monologue at the end of her show on Monday morning. “When she first complained, I chose to say nothing. It’s time to address the ‘poor me’ routine.”
Kelly justified her question by saying that Fonda was promoting a “film about ageing,” and that the actress had previously discussed her plastic surgery in TV appearances, which Kelly supported with several clips of Fonda’s interviews.
Kelly then laid into Fonda over the actress’ controversial Vietnam War protests, which, Kelly argued, negated Fonda’s “moral indignation” over the plastic surgery question:
“This is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage. Look at her treatment of military during the Vietnam War. Many of our veterans still call her ‘Hanoi Jane,’ thanks to her radio broadcast which attempted to shame American troops. She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our American pilots. She called our P.O.W.s hypocrites and liars and referred to their torture as ‘understandable.’ Even she had to apologise years later for that gun picture. But not for the rest of it. By the way she says she is not proud of America. So, the moral indignation is a little much. She put her plastic surgery out there. Honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive.”
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— Megyn Kelly TODAY (@MegynTODAY) January 22, 2018
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