Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Megyn Kelly Addressed That Awkward Plastic Surgery Interview Moment With Jane Fonda

Megyn Kelly Addressed That Awkward Plastic Surgery Interview Moment With Jane Fonda

Ms. Fonda shot back.

Academy-Award Winning Actress Jane Fonda speaks at GCAPP "Eight Decades of Jane" in celebration of Jane Fonda's 80th birthday at The Whitley on December 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

A moment like this - two celebs clashing on national television - doesn't just disappear.

Kelly went months without responding to Fonda's clear issue with the question, but ultimately made a decision to react to what she called Fonda's "poor-me routine" because Fonda won't let it go. Fonda felt it was inappropriate and silly.

On Monday, Kelly took a pause in her morning proceedings to say "a word about Jane Fonda, who appears to be fixated on an exchange I had with her months ago".

"However, Fonda was at it again last week", the NBC host continued. Fonda has publicly taken issue with Kelly's now-infamous question multiple times since the incident.

"Fonda was on to promote a film about aging", Kelly told viewers.

Ms. Fonda has brought up the interview twice in the last week - during a "Today" appearance with co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, and in a Variety interview over the weekend.

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"She said the same to 'Entertainment Tonight, ' " said Kelly, referring to Fonda's openness about her history. To the Guardian. I could go on.

Ms. Kelly played several clips of Ms. Fonda speaking candidly about her plastic surgeries in interviews elsewhere, and defended her questioning of the actress as relevant, given the fact that Ms. Fonda was promoting her new movie "Our Souls at Night", which is a "film about aging", Ms. Kelly said. "Look, I gave her the chance to empower other women, young and old, on a subject which she purports to know well, and she rejected it". "But I have no regrets about the question".

On Monday (22Jan18), Kelly addressed the drama for the first time, taking aim at the actress and women's rights activist for continuing to grumble about their TV encounter. Fonda looked at Tomlin and replied, "Who are you? Many of our veterans still call her Hanoi Jane thanks to her radio broadcast which attempted to shame American troops". She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our American pilots.

"For years, [Fonda] has spoke about the joy of giving a cultural face to older women", Kelly said.

Kelly was relentless in censuring Fonda, stating that the Oscar victor "is not proud of America".

"So, the moral indignation is a little much", Kelly complained. Second, Kelly's scornful "her plastic surgery is tough to ignore" drew derisive laughs from her studio audience.

Kelly then detailed at length the many times when Fonda had discussed her plastic surgery in other interviews, adding that she had no way of knowing the topic was off limits.

It's true that Fonda apologized for the photo-op at the antiaircraft gun.

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