The hosts of “The View” dove deep into the strange and ongoing battle between TV host Megyn Kelly and actress Jane Fonda — a spat that started back in September when Kelly asked Fonda about her past plastic surgeries.
Before we get into “The View” drama, let’s briefly recap: Fonda didn’t Kelly’s line of questioning and has since critiqued her interviewing skills. On Monday, Kelly responded with a harsh, on-air rebuke of the actress, pointing back to Fonda’s infamous “Hanoi Jane” controversy over photos that were taken of the actress during a trip to Vietnam in 1972. You can read more about that here.
Considering that Fonda has since apologized about that Vietnam photo op, some of the co-hosts of “The View” didn’t take too kindly to Kelly bringing up that decades-old controversy. Joy Behar said she found it a “stretch” for Kelly to bring the Vietnam War into a plastic surgery discussion.
“Jane should have just said to her, ‘And how much work have you had b**ch?'” she said.
But then Meghan McCain jumped in with a strong message that totally altered the conversation.
“All of this is beneath all of us,” she said before going on to praise guest host Ann Curry. From there, the conversation shifted, with Curry speaking out against “meanness” and saying that it shouldn’t be tolerated.
Some of that message must have resonated with Behar, because she suddenly offered an apology for her earlier remarks.
“I want to apologize to Megyn Kelly,” she said. “I didn’t mean to call her a b**ch.”
The segment is worth watching, as it dives into forgiveness, among other intriguing themes: