Megyn Kelly Brings Up Jane Fonda, Tears Into Her

Says it's time to talk about the 'poor me routine'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2018 12:41 PM CST

(Newser) – Back in September, less than one week into Megyn Kelly's tenure as a Today host, she asked Jane Fonda a question about plastic surgery and got shut down. But the subject apparently isn't dead. Over the weekend, Fonda was asked by Variety if she'd ever be a guest on Kelly's show again. "Sure," said Fonda, but her response wasn't all positive. She says she was "stunned" by the question. "It was so inappropriate. It showed that she’s not that good an interviewer. But if she comes around and learns her stuff, sure." Kelly had a response to that: Variety reports that on Monday Kelly decided it was "time to address the 'poor me' routine" and dedicated one of her segments to the dust-up. She included clips of Fonda talking about the subject on other news shows. Then Kelly said:

"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. ... I have no regrets about that question. Nor am I in the market for a lesson from Jane Fonda on what is and is not appropriate. 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 broadcasts which attempted to shame American troops. She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our 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. By the way, she still says she is not proud of America. So, the moral indignation is a little much. She put her plastic surgery out there ... and honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive."
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