Megyn Kelly Trashed by Rosie O’Donnell as ‘Spineless Wanna Be Barbie’ for Jane Fonda Spat
Megyn Kelly took Jane Fonda to the woodshed Monday on “Today” after the 80-year-old actress criticized the NBC News morning show host for a plastic surgery question the journalist posed months ago. Rosie O’Donnell, for one, was not impressed with Kelly’s comeback, which basically focused on Fonda’s very public anti-Vietnam War stance.
The former “View” host wrote the following on Twitter: “Megyn Kelly is a moron – spineless wanna be barbie – she sucks and so does her show.”
O’Donnell, who added hashtags #jane and #usuckmegyn, wasn’t alone in her analysis of the 9 a.m. hour’s editorial moment. Read 15 more highly unsupportive (to Kelly) tweets below — some of which were in direct response to O’Donnell.
There were plenty more where these came from, and the general social media sentiment seems to be heavily in favor of Fonda.
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TheWrap reached out to Kelly’s reps for comment on the blowback. We did not immediately hear back.
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Though Kelly is quiet for now, she was heard loud and clear earlier.
“Honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive,” the Fox news alum said on this morning’s show.
“Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War, many of our veterans still call her ‘Hanoi Jane’ thanks to her radio broadcasts, which attempted to shame American troops,” Kelly told her audience. “She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our American pilots.”
“[Fonda] called our P.O.W.’s ‘hypocrites and liars’ and referred to their torture as ‘understandable,’” she continued. “Even she had to apologize years later for that gun picture — but not for the rest of it.”
“By the way, she still says she’s not proud of America,” Kelly went on. “So, the moral indignation is a little much.”
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This isn’t the first time that Kelly and O’Donnell have been linked.
During a Republican primary debate leading up to the 2016 election, Kelly pressed Donald Trump on unkind things he’s said about women. The future president told her he’s only said those nasty things about O’Donnell.