Jane Fonda stunned American viewers today by saying “c*nt” on breakfast TV, Today Show.
Fonda was being interviewed by Meredith Vieira about V Day on the Today show, the most watched breakfast show in the States.
She said the word when she recalled first getting involved in the Vagina Monologues:
“It wasn’t that I wasn’t a big fan, but I hadn’t seen the play – I live in Georgia,” she said about the delay in getting involved.
Then I was asked to do a monologue called ‘c**t’, and I said, ‘I don’t think so. I’ve got enough problems.
Then I came to New York and saw it and it changed my life. I was theoretically a feminist but I didn’t always live it behind closed doors.”
Interviewer Meredith Vieira first looked horrified, but said nothing, hoping viewers wouldn’t realize… but they did! And she knew that.
“We were talking about The Vagina Monologues and Jane Fonda inadvertently said a word from the play that you don’t say on television,” Vieira said after a newsbreak on Today.
Along with Jane Fonda, The Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler was also conversing with Vieira about the 15th anniversary of Ensler’s best-known work – and the 10th anniversary of “V-Day,” founded by Ensler to end violence against women and girls around the world.