We’re still scratching our heads as to why NBC decided to give Megyn Kelly her own morning talk show. On its first day, Kelly made a gay gaffe, asking a fan of Will & Grace if Will Truman turned him gay.
On today’s edition of “Cringeworthy Moments with Megyn Kelly,” the journalist sat down with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda to discuss their new film Our Souls at Night.
But Kelly veered the conversation to dish about Fonda’s past plastic surgery. “You admit you had work done, which I think is to your credit. You look amazing. Why did you say — I read you felt you’re not proud to admit you had work done. Why not?”
“We really want to talk about that right now?” Fonda asked incredulously, seemingly shocked that Kelly would bring that up.
Next Kelly tried to recover, saying, “One of the things people think about when they look at you is how amazing you look.”
Fonds nods in agreement. “Thanks. Good attitude. Good posture. [I] take care of myself,” she says before changing the subject. “Now let me tell you what I love about this movie that we did, Our Souls at Night, rather than plastic surgery.”
After Kelly’s gaffe on Monday, even Debra Messing took to social media following the Will and Grace cast appearance to say her time on the show was weird. In an Instagram comment posted Tuesday, the actress wrote she didn’t know she’d be on Kelly’s hour of the Today Show. “Honestly I didn’t know it was MK until that morning. The itinerary just said Today show appearance. Regret going. Dismayed by her comments.”
Messing later deleted the comment.
We doubt Kelly’s show will make it to 2018 before NBC pulls the plug. Her attempts at ‘ditching politics’ and aiming for pop culture and entertainment stories is proving difficult to watch.