Megyn Kelly Tears Into Jane Fonda About Plastic Surgery, 'Hanoi Jane'


After Tomlin joked that she had known her friend since before her first face lift, Fonda retorted, "Who are you, Megyn Kelly?" much to the delight of hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie.

While appearing on Megyn Kelly Today in September 2017, Kelly asked Fonda why she had been so open about having plastic surgery.

"We really want to talk about that now?"

In response, Kelly noted during Monday morning's broadcast that "Fonda was on to promote a film about aging".

Kelly went months without responding to Fonda's clear issue with the question, but ultimately chose to react to what she called Fonda's "poor-me routine" because Fonda won't let it go.

Jane Fonda's representative didn't immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment, and the star didn't post anything on social media in reference to Kelly's comments.

Eliciting some gasps and some applause from her audience, Megyn Kelly let viewers know she's had enough of Jane Fonda taking swipes at her since the interview in which Kelly got the death glare for asking Fonda about her plastic surgery.

A recent report in Page Six claims that the tension between host Megyn Kelly and her colleague Hoda Kotb nearly reached a crescendo when producers for Kotb's segment of the show shared a clip on the "TODAY" Twitter account which painted Kelly in a negative light.

Fonda has since explained she had not paid attention to where she was sitting, took responsibility for the photo and expressed her regret and remorse over the resulting image."It was never my intention to cause harm", she wrote on her website in 2011. Weeks later, Jane brought up Megyn's plastic surgery question in another interview. "Nor am I in the market for a lesson for Jane Fonda on what is and what is not appropriate".

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"This is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage".

"She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our American pilots, she called our POW's hypocrites and liars, and referred to their torture as 'understandable'".

If there's one thing anyone should know about Megyn Kelly, it's that she will stop at nothing to prove her point. "So, the moral indignation is a little much", Kelly added. "Honesty, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive". Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War.

Before answering the question, Fonda gave Kelly a shocked stare.

Fonda quickly pivoted the interview back to the film, but has made no secret about how the exchange rubbed her the wrong way.

Fonda apologized for her actions in Vietnam in an interview with 20/20 in 1988.

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

And in a new interview with Variety this week, she put it simply: "It wasn't like I was upset".

Yet when she took over her own 9 a.m. hour on NBC, Kelly moved to a different persona - a fun-loving type who dances and small-talks her way toward a new career.