Megyn Kelly went nuclear on Jane Fonda during a segment of Monday’s show. The former Fox News anchor addressed the lingering controversy over a question she asked Fonda back in September 2017, her first week at NBC. At the time, Kelly asked Fonda, 80, about plastic surgery, which drew a death stare and a curt reply from Fonda.
But Fonda apparently hasn’t let that question go, and recently brought up her dissatisfaction with it in interviews with Variety and on another NBC show — which prompted Kelly’s exercise in flamethrowing on Monday.
“When she first complained publicly after the program, and repeatedly, I chose to say nothing, as my general philosophy is what other people think of me is none of my business,’ Kelly told viewers. “However, Fonda was at it again last week, including right here on NBC, and then again elsewhere. So it’s time to address the ‘poor-me’ routine.”
“First, some context,” Kelly said, informing viewers of the history of the feud. “Fonda was on [during her September appearance] to promote a film about aging. For years she has spoken openly about her joy in giving a cultural face to older women. Well the truth is most older women look nothing like Fonda, who is now 80. And if Fonda really wants to have an honest discussion about older women’s cultural face, then her plastic surgery is tough to ignore.”
Ouch. But Kelly was just getting warmed up.
“Fonda herself knows this. She 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, before showing viewers a highlight reel of Fonda talking openly about her plastic surgeries on a host of different TV shows.
Kelly, who at the outset of her new show on NBC said she was “done with politics for now,” then brought up Fonda’s “Hanoi Jane” controversy from decades ago, for which Fonda still receives derision from conservatives.
“Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War,” Kelly said. “Many of our veterans still call her ‘Hanoi Jane’ thanks to her radio broadcasts, which attempted to shame American troops. She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our pilots,” Kelly said, showing photos of same onscreen.
“She called our POWs ‘hypocrites and liars’ and referred to their torture as understandable,” Kelly continued. “Even she had to apologize years later for that gun picture — but not for the rest of it.
“By the way, she still says she’s not proud of America.”
As the video of Kelly unloading on Fonda went viral, strong reactions poured in on social media, The Wrap noted. with the majority of opinions being unfavorable to Kelly. Rosie O’Donnell torched her in a post on Twitter, saying, “Megyn Kelly is a moron — spineless wanna be barbie — she sucks and so does her show.” Others piled on saying that Kelly’s monologue was “petty” and “mean” and that it was unfair to a feminist icon.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) January 22, 2018
This is a small, mean, petty and pathetic attempt to generate attention for a fledgling show. Megyn Kelly is such a waste of airtime. pic.twitter.com/7DOLSs43vP
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) January 22, 2018
You can take the "Megyn Kelly" out of "Fox News", but you can't take the "Fox News" out of "Megyn Kelly". pic.twitter.com/53S1JeFrxT
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) January 22, 2018
Watch Kelly’s complete takedown in the video below.
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