Megyn Kelly to Jane Fonda: STFU, You Hypocrite!

Megyn Kelly has put Jane Fonda on blast.

There's a sentence we're guessing you didn't expect to read today.

But the NBC anchor took a few moments out from her program on Monday to address the quasi feud brewing between her and Fonda, which started a few weeks ago when the veteran actress sat down for an interview with Kelly.

Fonda was on hand at the time to promote the film Our Souls at Night – and she did not respond kindly to Kelly bringing up her many plastic surgery procedure on air.

"I read that you said you felt you're not proud to admit that you've had work done. Why not?" Kelly asked of Fonda, who responded tersely:

"We really want to talk about that now?"

The exchange went viral because, well, it was very awkward.

And now Kelly has gone on the offensive against Fonda, explaining why she pursued this line of questioning and calling Fonda out. Hard.

"When she first complained publicly after the program and repeatedly, I chose to say nothing as my general philosophy is what other people think of me is none of my business," Kelly opened.

"However, Fonda was at it again last week including here on NBC and then again elsewhere, so it's time to address the 'poor me' routine."

Oh, yes, Kelly held nothing back in this mini rant.

"First, some context," she explained, prior to adding:

"Fonda was on to promote a film about aging. 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.

"Fonda herself knows this. She knows this and that is why, to her credit, she has discussed her cosmetic surgery pretty much everywhere before coming on our show."

The show then aired a handful of clips of Fonda talking about her plastic surgery to various outlets and her reasoning for it.

Kelly's general point is that Fonda has opened the plastic surgery door many times and was out of line in making it look like Kelly was out of line for bringing it up.

"Apparently, when she came here, however, again to promote her film about aging, I was supposed to discern that this subject was suddenly off-limits," Kelly continued.

"Look, I gave her the 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, nor am I in the market for a lesson from Jane Fonda on what is and is not appropriate.

"After all, this is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage."

From here, Kelly brought up Fonda's comments during the Vietnam War, saying the actress set out to "shame" American troops.

She also took Fonda to task for more recently telling the BBC that she was NOT proud of her country because it elected Donald Trump as President.

But she is proud of the "resistance."

Seriously, Kelly went deep with this take-down.

"So, the moral indignation is a little much," she concluded of Fonda.

"She put her plastic surgery out there. She said she wanted to discuss the plight of older women in America and honestly she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive."

Watch the full slamming below:

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Stacy London Posts About Forgiveness; Did She Unblock Clinton Kelly?

For nine years, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly starred on the fashion reality series, What Not To Wear.

Sometimes, working closely with someone can lead to lifelong friendships. In others, though, it can lead to lifelong feuds. And, last November, Stacy London dramatically blocked Clinton Kelly on Twitter.

But now Stacy London has made a long, vague post about forgiveness. Has she changed her tune about her former costar?

Stacy London and Clinton Kelly spent a decade joined at the hip, because that was their job.

They worked together, traveled together, and made appearances together both on and off of their show.

In his 2017 memoir, I Hate Everyone, Except You, Clinton Kelly wrote of Stacy and of their relationship:

I either adored her or despised her and never anything in between.

That sounds like a lot of sibling relationships. And even like a few marriages.

He also explained why he had always felt that way:

We spent nearly 60 hours a week in captivity, rarely more than an arm’s length away from each other.”

That’ll do it.

“Trust me when I tell you that that is just too much time to spend with any other human being you didn’t choose of your own free will.

That sounds like a fair description.

When Stacy London dramatically blocked Clinton on Twitter, he shared it and suggested that he knew why, writing:

“The tea is old. And I never spell tea unless I’m shook, which I’m not.”

That’s a great line. He also used both tea and shook correctly as slang, which is really refreshing when we’re talking about a somewhat older white guy, though not surprising coming from Clinton Kelly.

Now, in a lengthy post to Instagram, Stacy London wrote:

“Last night, I was thinking about forgiveness. It’s very easy to say but sometimes not easy to do truthfully.”

That’s true. Not everyone believes in forgiveness. Others believe that it’s theologically important, or good for their personal well-being. But it’s not easy, regardless.

“If you’re like me when I’m hurt I can hold a grudge. I know the old adage: being angry or vengeful or hateful to someone because they’ve wronged you is like taking poison expecting the other person to die.”

Many have said that, including the late, great Carrie Fisher.

“Anger is much easier to cope with for me than sadness and pain. Being angry feels pro-active and empowering, like I’m in control of the situation.”

She’s absolutely right.

“But last night (and WHY last night, I’m not sure) it occurred to me that taking action like blocking people in order to feel some sense of control over other’s actions is a waste of my time.”

She continues:

“I can’t stop people from the way they behave. I can’t stop them from being angry with me, hurtful to me, or indifferent to me.”

And she talks about how that, specifically, applies to social media.

“I can block ex-friends and ex-lovers, people I feel wronged by, but to what end? For the most part, these people aren’t even looking at my accounts in the first place and even if they were, why would being able to see this highlight reel of my life matter in the slightest?”

The connections to Clinton Kelly and how she famously blocked him are obvious.

“Don’t get me wrong: truly hateful, sexist, misogynistic, xenophobic, homophobic, racist comments are simply not permitted on my accounts.”

That is a very good boundary to set, and good advice for anyone to follow.

“@luvvie taught me that social media is NOT a democracy, it’s a dictatorship only in the sense that if you write on MY page l have every right to delete or block you. Go write nasty shit on your own page.”

But she makes it clear that (though she’s still not naming him) she’s not accusing Clinton Kelly of anything of the sort.

“Those are not the people I’m talking about. I’m talking about those I’ve had trouble forgiving for one reason or another.”

Still vague.

“The problem is the more I hold on to my anger, the more I hurt, not them. And while feeling pain and sadness sucks, it’s necessary, NOT damaging.”

You gotta look out for your own health, folks.

“Forgiveness is something you give yourself to move on, to find peace, to let go. So I unblocked a bunch of people today. If this resonates, maybe you can too.”

It’s not clear if Clinton Kelly has actually been unblocked. (Unlike who’s following whom, list of who has blocked whom are not readily visible).

But … it sure sounds like she may have taken him off of her social media no-fly list. That’s progress.


Megyn Kelly Basically Encourages Viewers to Shame Fat People

Megyn Kelly would very much like a mulligan.

The NBC anchor claims she really did not mean to sound this week as if she was PRO-fat shaming.

What led some viewers to think Kelly actually held this seemingly ridiculous stance? Well…

During an interview Thursday with fit mom Maria Kang – a mother who is very into fitness and who is best known for her “No Excuses” campaign – Kelly made an eyebrow-raising remark.

And that’s a kind way of putting it.

“You should parlay the shaming thing into a professional business. Because some of us want to be shamed,” said the controversial host to Kang, who was promoting her workout philosophy.

Continued Kelly, sharing some personal history:

“When I was in law school, I was gaining weight, I said to my stepfather, ‘If you see me going into that kitchen one more time, you say, ‘Where you going, fat a–?’

“And it works!”

It’s easy to see how Kelly could have just been trying to make a joke here.

But it’s also easy to see how it could have been interpreted as the encouragement of fat-shaming – since she’s literally explaining that making her feel bad about her body was an effective strategy employed by her family member.

On Friday, facing a great deal of backlash, Kelly clarified her position.

On air, the failing reporter said “would never encourage [body shaming] toward any person,” despite how she may have come across the day before.

“I said something yesterday on the show that clearly struck a nerve, and I think it’s a conversation we need to have openly,” Kelly continued.

“We were discussing body shaming others, something I absolutely do not support. In fact, quite the opposite.”

Kelly then got very candid with viewers.

She explained that her “entire family is or has been overweight or obese.”

She also shared that her sister weighed more than 300 pounds at one point, prior to undergoing gastric bypass surgery, and that when she Kelly was six years old, she came home “in tears” after a neighbor called her mom “fat.”

There’s a history here, she elaborated.

She was simply trying to relay some of it on Thursday in her chat with Kang.

“By the time I got to middle school, the hormones and the weight kicked in. I was chubby by any standard and soon I found myself on the wrong side of some vicious bullies,” Kelly said.

She added:

“Ones who called me fat, and made fun of my backside, who subjected me to humiliating pranks. Those comments can cut deep, trust me, I know.

“Soon there were diet pills and obsessive exercise and I had reduced my calorie intake to 500 calories a day.

“My heart was racing all day, my hair and skin were dry but I was thin. And so unhappy.

“I was scared of gaining weight because of the insane standard this country holds its women to and because I was and remain afraid of dying in my 40s, which happened to my father.”

Kelly has grown and evolved.

She says she tries to eat healthy and is no longer ashamed of her figure.

However, “I still cringe when I hear a person attacked for his or her weight.”

The journalist says she can relate and that’s all she ever meant to imply with her initial comment.

In conclusion:

“Please know, I would never encourage that toward any person. I’ve been thinking a lot about why I once encouraged it toward myself. What I know for sure is that weight is an issue for millions of people, thin and heavy alike.

“And neither deserves to be judged or shamed for how they choose to handle that struggle.”


Kelly Clarkson: Yes, I Spank My Kids!


Kelly Clarkson is once again on the receiving end of some serious mommy-shaming.

This time, however, we can at least understand where certain critics are coming from.

Back in April of last year, Clarkson actually received flak for giving her toddler Nutella, which was simply ridiculous.

And cruel.

And misguided.

And very unfair.

On Tuesday, though, the original American Idol champion conducted a radio interview with 98.9 The Buzz in Rochester, New York and went into surprising detail about how she sometimes disciplines her kids.

“I’m not above a spanking, which people aren’t necessarily into,” the singer said, referring to how she occasionally interacts with her three-year old and one-year old.

Aware that there’s some controversy surrounding this type of punishment, Clarkson added:

“I don’t mean hitting her hard. I just mean a spanking.”

The artist went on to say that she’s a product of spanking herself. This is how she was raised.’

“My parents spanked me, and I did fine in life, and I feel fine about it, and I do that as well,” Clarkson said, explaining:

“That’s a tricky thing, when you’re out in public, because then people are like, they think that’s wrong or something, but I find nothing wrong with a spanking.”

As you might expect, this point of view did not go over with some trolls on the Internet.

They called Clarkson out for being unnecessarily violent with her kids.

Is a discussion over spanking better than a discussion over Nutella? Absolutely.

But we still have no idea what Kelly means by this exactly, and it’s very safe to assume she takes it easy on her children.

“I warn her,” Clarkson said of disciplining her three-year-old daughter, River Rose, with spanking.

“I’m like, ‘Hi, I’m going to spank you on your bottom if you don’t stop right now, this is ridiculous,’ and honestly it’s really helped. She doesn’t do that kind of stuff as often.”

There you have it.

Granted, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that parents “do not spank or use other physical punishments” when disciplining children in a statement on their website.

This says the act “only teaches aggressive behavior, and becomes ineffective if used often.”

For this reason, a few Facebook followers lashed out at Clarkson in response to her post.

“Wish she would do some research making public ignorant comments. Spanking teaches violence,” wrote one individual, while another added:

“I never spanked my kids. I think it’s lazy parenting.”

Thankfully, others came to Clarkson’s defense.

“Good for her! Glad there are still parents out there that set limits for their kids and give consequences when needed,” replied one person, continuing:

“There is a difference between abuse and punishing out of love not anger. Spanking in a controlled manner and with loving correction can be a very good thing.”

For whatever reason, Clarkson has often been the subject of online vitriol.

But if you dish it out, you better be able to take it.

Because Clarkson has made it clear she’s not afraid of fighting back.