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Megyn Kelly Fires Back at Jane Fonda After Resurgence of Plastic Surgery Comments

Megyn Kelly, Jane Fonda, Today Show
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“I have no regrets about that question.” 

When Megyn Kelly's own hour of the Today Show premiered last September, it wasn't a smooth start. After a cringeworthy comment was made to a gay man on the show after he won a small contest, a couple days later a memorable exchange took place between the host and actress Jane Fonda.

During an interview, Kelly brought up times in the past when Fonda had openly discussed some of the plastic surgery work she'd had done. A seemingly shocked Fonda asked, "We really want to talk about that?" At the time, the host kept to herself about the exchange as it made its rounds on the internet. But now, some four months later, Kelly is having her say.

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"When she [Fonda] first complained - publicly - after the program, and repeatedly, I chose to say nothing," Kelly says at the start of the searing segment. "It's time to address the 'poor me' routine."

Kelly justified her question by saying it pertained to the story of the movie about aging Fonda was promoting. "If Fonda really wants to have an honest discussion about older women's cultural face, then her plastic surgery is hard to ignore," the host says. "I gave her a chance to empower other women - young and old - on a subject which she purports to know well, and she rejected it. That's ok. But I have no regrets about that question."

Then Kelly went for the throat, saying "Nor am I in the market for a lesson from Jane Fonda on what is and is not appropriate," calling Fonda "synonymous with outrage" before bringing up her history of protest and anti-American rhetoric during the Vietnam War. "She has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive," concluded Kelly. Watch the segment, below.

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