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

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

Over the weekend, Fonda told Variety while promoting her documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, that her interview with Kelly past year on her NBC morning show that touched on the subject matter of plastic surgery left her "stunned".

And at Sundance over the weekend, Fonda told a Variety reporter that Kelly's question was "inappropriate" and that she needs to "learn her stuff".

"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 that question".

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.

And then Megyn called Jane out for her comments during the Vietnam war, which earned her the nickname, "Hanoi Jane".

She was dubbed "Hanoi Jane" for appearing in a photo on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun.

In September, the 80-year-old Oscar victor went on Megyn Kelly Today, and appeared to take offense when the 47-year-old journalist asked about her having "work done". "The host said she'd grown tired of Fonda's "'poor-me' routine", and she insisted that Fonda can not have "an honest discussion" about aging without addressing her own surgeries.

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Fonda glared at her and then said incredulously, "We really want to talk about that right now?"

"To her credit, she has discussed her cosmetic surgery pretty much everywhere before coming on our show", Megyn explained.

She added, "Apparently when she came here, however, again to promote her film about aging, I was supposed to discern that this subject was suddenly off-limits". "She called our POWs hypocrites and liars, and referred to their torture as understandable", Kelly said. She said she wanted to discuss the plight of older women in America.

On the show, Kelly referenced a "dark period" in Kotb's life 10 years ago, when she underwent surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

"By the way she still says she's not proud of America". You look awesome. Why did you say - I read you felt you're not proud to admit you had work done. "Honesty, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive".

Further calling out Fonda's controversial past, Kelly continued, "Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam war".

Somehow, Kelly found a way to loop back around to the original issue at hand, Fonda's unwillingness to discuss her plastic surgery, which Kelly referred to as her "moral indignation".


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