NBC-TV “Today” show host Megyn Kelly attacked actress Jane Fonda because Fonda objected to Kelly’s question about Fonda having cosmetic surgery in 2017.
Fonda told told Vulture: “It wasn’t like I was upset. I was stunned. It was so inappropriate. It showed that she’s not that good an interviewer.”
In response, Kelly went on a rant against Fonda:
When she first complained after the program, I chose to say nothing. My general philosophy is what other people think of me is none of my business.
However, Fonda was at it again last week. So, it’s time to address the “poor me” routine.”
Kelly claimed the question about cosmetic surgery was fair because she “gave” Fonda a chance to talk about “older women”:
Look, I gave her the chance to empower other women. And she rejected it. That’s okay. But I have no regrets about that question.
Kelly whined that she was not “in the market for lessons from Jane Fonda on what is and is not appropriate” and went back decades to attack Fonda:
After all, this is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage. 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 POWs 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.
Kelly said Fonda “says she’s still not proud of America”:
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 made no mention of her own history of racist comments and false claims during the years of her Fox News show, noted Media Matters.
In December 2017, Kelly told The Washington Post that she did not have any black people working on her NBC-TV show.