Megyn Kelly responds to criticism from Jane Fonda saying that she has no regrets about asking about Fonda's plastic surgery. Fonda, clearly not thrilled about discussing this when she was on air to promote a film, shot back: "We really wanna talk about that right now?"
On Monday, her publicist sent reporters a comprehensive list, with video clips, of instances when Fonda discussed her plastic surgery, including an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2015.
"You admit you've had work done, which I think is to your credit", said Kelly at the time. Following recent insults about Megyn that Jane made on the TODAY Show, to Variety and more, the talk show host used her platform on January 22 to make a biting statement on the octogenarian.
But Kelly didn't explain that she was referring to when Kotb was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery.
Variety: So you weren't upset that she asked you about plastic surgery? "Look, I gave her the chance to empower other women, young and old, on a subject she purports to know well, and she rejected it. Nor am I in the market for a lesson for Jane Fonda on what is and what is not appropriate".
"This is is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage", Megyn told viewers. "Many of our veterans still call her 'Hanoi Jane, ' thanks to her radio broadcast which attempted to shame American troops", Kelly said, showing old photographs and footage of Fonda. "She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our American pilots", Kelly said.
Kelly then listed Fonda's multiple offenses during that time and added, "By the way, she still says she is not proud of America".
Kelly concluded the segment Monday by referencing an October interview with the BBC where Fonda says she's not proud of America, though the actress did tell the British outlet she was proud of many citizens coming together to protest against Trump. Fonda replied. Kelly tried again, saying, "Well, one of the things people think when they look at you is how wonderful you look". "The host said she'd grown tired of Fonda's "'poor-me' routine", and she insisted that Fonda can not have "an honest discussion" about aging without addressing her own surgeries.
All this started in September when Fonda, 80, went on Kelly's show, accompanied by Robert Redford, 81, to talk about their new film, Our Souls at Night. "For years she has spoken openly about her joy in giving a cultural face to older women". Fonda answered, shifting the conversation to her latest movie.
Hoda hosts the show from 7 a.m.to 9 a.m. with Savannah Guthrie, while Kelly takes over at 9 a.m. "When she first complained, I chose to say nothing". But even at the age of 80, with a long and respectable career behind her, Fonda is still an anti-patriotic she-devil who deserves anything that comes her way.