Megyn Kelly is fighting back against actress Jane Fonda’s negative response to a plastic surgery question the former asked the latter months ago.
Not only is the “Megyn Kelly Today” host standing by her initial facelift query, she’s now taking the offensive against the 80-year-old “Grace & Frankie” star, saying Monday: “Honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive.”
Kelly was referring to Fonda’s very public anti-Vietnam War stance.
“Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War, many of our veterans still call her ‘Hanoi Jane’ thanks to her radio broadcasts, which attempted to shame American troops,” Kelly told her NBC audience. “She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our American pilots.”
“[Fonda] called our P.O.W.’s ‘hypocrites and liars’ and referred to their torture as ‘understandable,'” the former Fox News host 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,” Kelly went on. “So, the moral indignation is a little much… honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive.”
“I was stunned. It was so inappropriate,” Fonda told Variety this past weekend. “It showed that she’s not that good an interviewer.”
Reps for Fonda couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.
Here’s how Kelly began her editorial moment this morning:
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. 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: Fonda was on 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.
Watch the video above.