Jane Fonda said the word ‘c**t’ during a Today interview with Meredith Vieira this morning. Fonda appeared on-set alongside The Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler, to discuss the tenth anniversary of the play.
“It wasn’t that I wasn’t a big fan,” Fonda said in the interview, discussing how she originally resisted getting involved with Monologues. “I hadn’t seen the play &mdash I live in Georgia. Then I was asked to do a monologue called ‘c**t’, and I said, ‘I don’t think so. I’ve got enough problems.’”
About twenty minutes later, Vieira issued an on-air apology. “Before we go to break, in our last half hour we were talking about The Vagina Monologues and Jane Fonda inadvertently said a word from the play that you don’t say on television. It was a slip, and obviously, she apologizes and so do we. We would do nothing to offend the audience, so please accept that apology.”
A Today spokesperson tells TVNewser that for the Midwest, Mountain, and Pacific feeds of the program, the c-word itself is not heard — there’s silence in its place — with a still photo covering the video at that moment. Vieira’s apology, though, is still featured.
• Earlier: Diane Keaton says the f-word on Good Morning America.
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