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

Isaac Cain
January 23, 2018

In a monologue at the end of her "Today" show, Kelly used Fonda's controversial Vietnam War protest to argue that the actress "has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive". "If Fonda really wants to have an honest discussion about older women's cultural face, then her plastic surgery is hard to ignore", the host says.

"The truth is, most older women look nothing like Fonda, who is now 80".

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Fonda for comment. Kelly will interview athletes stateside while "the more popular" Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will be in Pyeongchang for the games, the Daily Mail said.

When Megyn Kelly's own hour of the Today Show premiered last September, it wasn't a smooth start.

Megyn Kelly is fed up with Jane Fonda repeatedly trashing her over a question she asked her about plastic surgery during an appearance on Megyn Kelly Today, and the talk show host chose to address things head on this morning. "However, Fonda was at it again last it's time to address the "poor me" routine".

Foes of Fox News took offense at Kelly. Look at her treatment of military during the Vietnam War.

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"She called our POW's "hypocrites and liars" and referred to their torture as understandable", Kelly continued. "Even she had to apologize years later for that gun picture, but not for the rest of it". For years she served as a polemical gladiator on Fox News, hammering people and not letting her guests get away with much.

Over the weekend, Fonda told Variety that she would only agree to come back on Kelly's program if the host "learns her stuff". Their interaction was one of the highlights - or low-lights - of what critics considered her show's pretty disastrous first week. The Hollywood legend shut down Kelly after being asked about her plastic surgery, later explaining that it was "the wrong time and place to ask that question". She just believed that it didn't belong in the context of that short and breezy interview.

Kelly justified her question by saying it pertained to the story of the movie about aging Fonda was promoting. She said she wanted to discuss the plight of older women in America.

During an interview, Kelly brought up times in the past when Fonda had openly discussed some of the plastic surgery work she'd had done.

Vanity Fair writer Hilary Weaver said that this is a feud that Kelly isn't likely to win. She declared she had "no regrets" about asking Fonda a question about the plastic surgery work she's had over the years. Along the way, she also may be keeping her innermost thoughts about her guests to herself. "And that hasn't stopped her yet", Weaver said. But the Fonda interview went viral. She said they should be "repeaters" - those towers on the top of mountains that pick up signals from a valley and carry them over the mountains to a broader audience.

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