Faced with the celebrity-feud equivalent of a land war in Asia, Megyn Kelly has gone to her battle station. On Monday’s episode of Megyn Kelly Today the host devoted three minutes to responding to Jane Fonda’s recent cracks at Kelly’s expense, itself a reference to an awkward moment from way back in September, when Kelly asked Fonda about her plastic surgery. During a Today show interview last week, Fonda addressed the months-old controversy and talked about it again over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival.
Seemingly unaware that Fonda has spent half a century becoming an expert in the art of the public feud, Kelly dove right in during Monday’s show, and even made time for a Hanoi Jane throwback.
“It’s time to address the ‘Poor Me’ routine,” Kelly began, saying she had previously chosen not to say anything in response to Fonda last week.
“First, some context: Fonda was on to promote a film about aging,” Kelly said. “For years, she has spoken openly about her joy in giving a cultural face to older women. Well, the truth is, most older women look nothing like Fonda, who is now 80. And if Fonda really wants to have an honest discussion about older women’s cultural face, then her plastic surgery is tough to ignore.”