Following a spate of appearances by Jane Fonda complaining about a question Megyn Kelly asked her months ago about her well-publicized plastic surgery, Kelly opened her NBC show Monday with a response.
“It’s time to address the poor-me routine,” Kelly said. “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.”
Kelly went on to say that she doesn’t need advice from Fonda.
“But I have no regrets about the question,” Kelly said. “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.”
Kelly reminded viewers of Fonda’s past controversy in 1972 where she posed for pictures with the Viet Cong during a visit to North Vietnam.
“Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam war,” Kelly said. “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.”
Megyn Kelly ended her monologue by pointing out Fonda’s continued derogatory comments about the U.S.
“By the way, she still says she’s not proud of America. So, the moral indignation is a little much,” she said. “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.”