NBC host Megyn Kelly fired another shot Monday in the feud between her and actress Jane Fonda, ripping her criticism of their past interview about Fonda’s plastic surgery and also calling out Fonda’s infamous behavior during the Vietnam War.
Near the end of “Megyn Kelly Today,” Kelly asked for a moment to discuss Fonda, who she said appeared “fixated” on the September exchange where Kelly complimented the now 80-year-old’s looks and referenced how she’d “had work done.”
Fonda glared at her and then said incredulously, “We really want to talk about that right now?”
“It’s time to address the ‘poor me’ routine,” Kelly said, noting Fonda had appeared on the show to discuss a movie, Our Souls At Night, that delved into aging.
Kelly noted Fonda has discussed her cosmetic surgery “pretty much everywhere” before coming onto her program. To that end, she played a montage of Fonda discussing her plastic surgery in multiple interviews over the years before she appeared with Kelly.
“Apparently when she came here however, again, to promote her film about aging, I was supposed to discern that this subject was suddenly off-limits,” Kelly said.
She added she would not take a lesson from Fonda on what is and isn’t appropriate, bringing up Fonda’s “Hanoi Jane” moment during the Vietnam War.
“After all, this is a woman who’s name is synonymous with outrage. Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War,” Kelly said to applause from the audience.
“Many of our veterans still call her Hanoi Jane, thanks to her radio broadcasts which attempted to shame American troops. She posted on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our American pilots. She called our POWs hypocrites and liars, and referred to their torture as understandable,” Kelly said.
Kelly concluded by saying Fonda’s moral indignation was “a little much” and she was the one to put plastic surgery on the table as fair game to discuss.
“Honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive,” Kelly said.
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