Megyn Kelly lashed out at Jane Fonda on her show this morning, accusing the Hollywood legend of being anti-American and saying she has no business lecturing her, or anyone else, on what qualifies as offensive.
It all stems from last September when Fonda appeared on Kelly’s show to promote her film Our Souls at Night and was instead grilled by Kelly about all the plastic surgery she’s had. Fonda, understandably, wasn’t too happy with the line of questioning and made her feelings known, prompting Kelly to retreat back into her shell and hide in shame…
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Kelly decided to address last fall’s drama with Fonda on her show this morning… nearly five months after the fact. Evidently, that’s how long it took her to work up the courage.
“And now a word on Jane Fonda,” Kelly said at the top of the show, “who appears to be fixated with an exchange I had with her months ago on this show.”
“Look, I gave her the chance to empower other women, young and old, on a subject that she purports to know well and she rejected it, but that’s OK.”
Oh, but it doesn’t stop there.
Kelly then said she is “not in the market for a lesson from Jane Fonda on what is and is not appropriate.”
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“Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War,” Kelly blabbed. “Many of our veterans still call her ‘Hanoi Jane’ thanks to her radio broadcast where she attempted to shame American troops.”
Kelly then offered a laundry list of all the horrible un-American things Fonda did 40+ years ago.
“By the way,” Kelly says, “she still says she’s not proud of America. … She has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive.”
We’d like to see Kelly actually say this stuff directly to Fonda.
Watch. Or don’t.
Fonda is intelligent, has been on the right side of politics for decades and has an impressive career. She has everything this bitch from television does not have.
When you wrote “bitch” did you actually mean “slut”?
When mMeghan Kelly is 80 years old, I hope some reporter embarrasses her with a stupid insulting question. In the meantime doesn’t she own a brush?
Her Fox News fans are mostly frightened old people who probably won’t be around to care about Megan’s plastic surgery when she’s 80.
Let’s see now… who is more likely to be seen as an empowering champion of women? Jane Fonda or Meg… what’s her name again?
…gyn as gynecologist! 😀 😀 😀
I’m no fan of Megyn Kelly, but anyone who would defend Fonda’s actions, in which she intentionally put soldier’s lives at risk to make a political statement, no doubt hails from the same school of flag-burners.
Also, I know it’s not cool to insert facts, but Kelly didn’t “take 5 months to work up the courage” for her retort, it was in response to Fonda’s and Tomlin’s exchange at last night’s SAG awards.
Jane Fonda’s actions re. Vietnam (over 40 years ago) were in response to the release of photographs showing children who had had their families murdered, their village burnt to the ground, and their skin peeling off from napalm…
So yeah, context matters.
dude, shut up and do back to exercising so you can suck your own d*ck.
Fonda’s intentions in visiting North Vietnam were good, and she has since admitted that the smiling photo op where she climbed onto a tank was a mistake. For that she has apologized.
But the biggest reason she earned the wrath of so many and was branded as unpatriotic was a completely false story that still circulates today. The claim is that prisoners of war secretly handed her notes to take back home and she betrayed them by handing them over to the North Vietnamese. A version of the story even claims that some men were tortured because of it and that three men died.
The real story is that she met with one group of seven prisoners who had agreed to meet with her. No notes were passed and nobody was punished after that meeting — and that information comes straight from the prisoners who were there. In fact, she took mail from home to the POWs and returned to the U.S. with 241 letters for their loved ones back home. There was no need to furtively hide notes, nor was there any betrayal.
Wow, the lefties certainly came out to defend their anti-American heroine.
Jane Fonda saw a picture and ran over to Vietnam? Wrong.
She was a long-time protester who self-described her Vietnam jaunt as “political vaudeville.” Does that sound to you like someone crying over burned babies?
You’re supposed to be the tolerant, compassionate ones, remember?
She apologized for the pic, yeah, the same way Anthony Weiner apologized for the pics he took (my point being, they’re both only sorry that their reputations were forever tarnished by their selfish actions preserved in image).
And I don’t care about the notes (although I absolutely do not believe that she did anything to assist POWs or soldiers), I care that prior to going over to intentionally disparage U.S. troops actively fighting a war, she and a couple other Hollywood haters staged a play called “F#ck The Army,” so she can apologize until her gums bleed, but it carries zero weight. The damage was done. When she dies, there will be as many cheers as tears.
Except you are a fan of Megyn Kelly. So nice try.
Additionally, the phony claim you mention about her putting soldiers at risk is a lie, and since it is only mentioned on the most virulently racist and anti-American sights, thanks for letting us know where you spend your time.
If you wish to defend the Vietnam war then that’s your business, but history has shown us that our brave troops were sent into a massacre the government couldn’t be won. As for your flag-burning quip, if your patriotism lies in a piece of material then you have a problem. Soldier’s don’t go into conflict so that our rights can be narrowed only to the point where people feel good about everything all the time.
Almost 60,000 U.S. died in the Vietnam war. You can’t blame Jane Fonda for that. Perhaps you should blame the people who thought themselves so patriotic that they were willing to watch 10’s of thousands die just so that they didn’t have to admit defeat.
I never defended the Vietnam war (nor would I), and I didn’t blame Hanoi Jane for the soldiers who died there. I never said patriotism was defined by a piece of cloth, and I definitely never suggested that “soldiers go into conflict so that our rights can be narrowed only to the point where people feel good about everything all the time” (in fact, I have no idea where in the holy f#ck that even came from).
Nice try, but your fabrications failed to serve as the take-down you’d hoped for.
i am a Viet Vet and was there. Jane Fonda has more integrity in her little finger that Megan Kelly has in her whole body and soul.
consider Megan Kelly’s patriotism, She spent years spreading Faux News that was very destructive to the country and never forget that “Santa is white”.
She is just an overpriced troll and i am not at all unhappy that her ratings are tanking. She is now in the real world, not the deceptive bubble that is Fox
Neither Kelly nor Fonda appear to have done much for homosexual rights as far as I know.
Easy to google Jane Fonda’s support of the LGBT community.
not so much for Meg.
you dont know much about Jane then. Research and then make an informed statement
Do you just post without thinking, Jaxton ? | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlOvAnfqrUU
Neither Kelly nor Fonda empower women.
You really need to do some research before you speak. | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Fonda
Jane Fonda is LITERALLY the star of a show that exists primarily to show that senior citizen women can still be vibrant, take control of their lives, be in business, and have active sex and romantic lives, instead of just dwelling on their grandchildren and waiting around to die.
Though I hate to say it Kelly has empowered women by demonstrating they can command top dollar as media figures even if they are twits. Men have been able to do that forever.
Fonda has empowered women for 60 years as an evergreen cultural figure and progressive icon (except for the brief period when she “found Jesus”…thank God she lost him).
I guess you will never understand that when you mistake your imagination for reality people laugh at you.
Let me say I loathe Megan Kelly. She is two faced and a total homophobic. I always watched the 9:00 hour of the Today show and turn it off as soon as she come on. Today I left it on as I was working and to be honest too lazy to change the channel. However when this rant came on, I listened because I saw the Today interview this week when Jane asked Lily Tomlin “who are you Megan Kelley”? When Megan started in on the Hanoi Jane bullshit, I heard enough. I can’t believe that she actually did a commentary on this and that Today Show producers allowed it. Let it go Megan, the gay community has ignored PLENTY of shit you said and did
Megan Kelly just brought up stuff that happened before she was born. Oh snap!
Her core audience are angry, conservative senior citizens.
Instead of saying anything revelatory about Jane Fonda, Becky revealed a lot about herself: at the core, she is a petty, thin-skinned, angry & undisciplined. Her mission to “bring people together” is utterly superficial- and she has absolutely no ability to speak authentically to anyone beyond her core audience of bitter aging conservatives whom she brought with her from Fox.
Cant image that many people outside that bubble want to start their day with a earful of Megyn’s rage.
Megyn Kelly is a loser and just wants ratings for her failing show
Jane Fonda is all class and has had a career spanning over 60 years, and is still going strong at 80. Megyn Kelly’s short career will most likely be over when her show is almost sure to be cancelled at the end of this season. Her treatment of Jane Fonda on her show was tacky, and Jane handled herself very professionally. Any further comments made by Jane are perfectly within her rights to say. She is thick skinned and has proven over the years she can handle criticism, whereas Megyn… one small mention of her name at the SAG awards and she goes into full attack mode on her show. This time next year will will still know who Jane Fonda is, but the majority will be saying Megyn who?????
Oh Megan gurl, u so brave! Jane calls you out immediately on air and you wait until now. So let me get this right, Jane Fonda cannot be respected because of her juvenile behavior during the ’70s…Ok, I agree, she was totally tone deaf. So, how do you explain your long run as Fox News’ media darling? Fair and balanced is the the reply I expect from your fake blonde head.
As a gay man, Fonda looks incredible for her age!
You know Fonda is really a gay man?
Are you drunk when you post here? I don’t think I’ve seen a single comment from you that makes any sense.
Megyn does have a point. I like her, but I like Jane Fonda too. Jane Fonda isn’t actually a proud American, but continues to freely live in the country regardless.
It is perfectly feasible to be a proud American and at the same time protest what our government does. It is called first amendment rights, it is called having principles. If you feel that protest or disagreement means one is unamerican you need to move to Egypt, or Iran, or Somalia, or some other country more philosophically aligned with your beliefs! Trump, as an authoritarian unfamiliar with our constitution needs to do the same!
dwes09…. I am so glad to see that you are commenting again. Seemed like you took a break. I usually agree with everything you say. You and I must have been born to the same mother but she sent you to better schools. Haha. Thanks for being here and helping to educate.
Kinda like all those liberals who insisted they would be moving to Canada if Trump was elected (because they’re just a little too racist to go to Mexico, I guess).
Funny how they all forgot about their knee-jerk pledge once they had to put their money where their mouths were (and by “funny” I mean “laughably hypocritical”).
This article also didn’t do its homework. They wrote it in a way that makes it sounds as if Megyn Kelly can’t get over it, when in truth it was Jane Fonda that brought up the incident on an interview and trashed Megyn Kelly. That’s why Megyn Kelly said something about it. Why did you leave that important missing piece out of this article? Now you know why people are screaming fake news. Because you cut out the reason this became news in the first place. Unless you did it on purpose because you know most of the readers on this site won’t actually do their homework. They’ll just nod and agree. I see what you did there.
Ever meet a liberal who DIDN’T believe everything he was told?
You’re right. In retrospect of the two incidents, I am pretty much betting Fonda didn’t like Kelly long before the first interview.
Coming from a woman with a really bad haircut, Kelly has no room to talk about appearances.
Interesting ladida. Kelly’s ratings are up since Lauer got fired and she has focused on sexual matters, and it will be interesting to see how this effects her ratings.
If she would have had an ounce of courage, kelly world have apologized and dropped it when it happened. But then she is the highly judgmental bomb throwing type, they have a hard time taking responsibility for their actions. Like a few others in this room. You know who you are.
Trying to figure out why this non-story is on a website called Queerty…
Because they’re free of an agenda, just like their logo says.
(hoping you pick up on the sarcasm)
I find it interesting that Megyn Kelly is claiming she was trying to empower women by asking Fonda about plastic surgery.
Yeah………Kelly sure is a shinning light for women’s empowerment. Her next show will probably be talking about how Matt Lauer is a feminist.
Megyn Kelly’s show has been a train-wreck and she’s just looking for publicity. After years of Kelly spreading hateful and stupid comments on Fox like…Jesus was white, show that her ability to form an intelligent comment is suspect.
Fonda has been proven to be on the right side of history. The U.S. government kept troops in a war they knew could never be won and lied to the American people about it, but I don’t see Kelly talking about that. NBC has a real turd on their hands with Kelly, but I’m not sure what they really expected.
Kelly should go back to Fox where her hatred would be more valued.
DCGuy. Aside from being an idiot, you’re also illiterate. You said, “…since it is only mentioned on the most virulently racist and anti-American sights, thanks for letting us know”…. Did you say “sights”? You’re so consumed by rage that you can’t even monitor your own posts. Or was it that fine public school you went to?
The gay agenda: rage at the right wing and rage at Christians. Such a tolerant and loving bunch gays are. Imagine these Queerty readers weighing in on what and who empowers women. You don’t know jack sh*it about empowering women. You’re a joke. It’s no surprise that the culture hates gays. It’s cuz gays are monumental haters themselves. You get what you give.
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