Megyn Kelly just took her public fight with Jane Fonda to a whole new level.
On Monday, Megyn Kelly decided to use time on her NBC morning show, Megyn Kelly Today, to once again attack Jane Fonda. I guess you can take the girl out of Fox News but you can’t take the Fox News out of the girl.
In September, Jane Fonda was a guest on Kelly’s show to talk about a new movie she made with Robert Redford titled “Our Souls At Night.” But instead of talking about the movie, or anything else relevant, Kelly asked Fonda about work she’s had done on her face. Fonda was offended. And she called Kelly on it immediately.
“You’ve been an example to everyone in how to age beautifully and with strength and unapologetically,” Kelly said to Fonda in September. “You admit you’ve had work done, which I think is to your credit. But you look amazing…I read that you said you’re not proud to say you’ve had work done. Why not?”
Fonda was recently at the Sundance Film Festival where she sat down with Variety to talk about her new documentary, “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.” In the interview that was published on Saturday she talked about the episode with Megyn Kelly.
“I was stunned [by the plastic surgery question],” Fonda told Variety in a Q&A that was published on Saturday. “It was so inappropriate. It showed that she’s not that good an interviewer.”
When Fonda was asked if she’d ever appear on Kelly’s show again she said that she would, but only “if she comes around and learns her stuff, sure.”
Apparently that didn’t sit well with Megyn. On Monday morning, she took time on her show to attack Fonda again.
“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 then said that she didn’t need any 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.”
“By the way she still says she’s 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.”
ICYMI, here's Megyn Kelly's embarrassing segment on Jane Fonda. I have never seen anything so petty coming from anyone at @NBCNews. Lashing out at the slightest hint of public criticism is conduct unbecoming of a news anchor. Hiring her was a huge mistake! pic.twitter.com/Hwzy4D9604
— Shannon Fisher (@MsShannonFisher) January 22, 2018