AceShowbiz - Megyn Kelly fires back at Jane Fonda after the latter threw her a shade over Kelly's "inappropriate" plastic surgery question during the anchor's "Today" segment which aired back in September. "It wasn't like I was upset. I was stunned. It was so inappropriate," Fonda recently spoke of the question to Variety. "It showed that she's not that good an interviewer."
After being called a "not that good" interviewer, Kelly appeared to take offense at the Oscar-winning actress' statement, taking her public feud with Fonda to a new level.
In the Monday, January 22 episode of her segment, Kelly defended her question, saying that the question was appropriate given Fonda was on the show to promote her and Robert Redford's movie "Our Souls at Night", which was about aging. "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," Kelly declared.
The anchor continued saying, "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."
"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," she went on saying. Kelly added her intention to give Fonda a "chance to empower other woman, young and old, on a subject which she purports to know well."
After saying that she had no regret about the question, Kelly went on talking about Fonda's infamous 1972 photo of actress with Vietnamese soldiers. "This is is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage," Kelly told viewers. "Look at her treatment of our 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 antiaircraft 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 apologize years later for that gun picture -- but not for the rest of it. By the way, she still says she is not proud of America," Kelly added. "So the moral indignation is a little much. She put her plastic surgery out there, she said she wanted to discuss the plight of older women in America…and honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive."
Kelly's remarks on Fonda didn't sit well with many people, one of which was Debra Messing. Taking to her Twitter account, the "Will & Grace" star retweeted a video of the said episode and wrote, "This is disgusting. Shameful."
This is disgusting. Shameful. https://t.co/4l84DahjWt— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 22, 2018