C-Word Makes a Comeback

In this month's issue of Marie Claire, we asked: Is the C-word having a moment — thanks to its prominent appearance in the movie Atonement? Now comes further evidence: On this morning's Today show, in which Meredith Vieira interviewed 70-year-old Jane Fonda about the Vagina Monologues, she actually dropped the C-bomb.

Meredith: "You, at first, weren't a big fan of the play. What turned you around?"

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Jane: "It's not that I was not a big fan. I hadn't seen the play. I live in Georgia. I was asked to do a monologue called cunt. And I said, 'I don't think so. I got enough problems.'"

Meredith was as stunned as we were, and issued an apology to viewers a few minutes later, after Willard Scott gave shout-outs to some old people. What does the C-word mean to Meredith? "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."

Most Popular

Where's the seven-second delay when ya need it?

Celebrity
Share
6 Truly Disgusting Moments from Bill Cosby's Deposition
Celebrity
Share
Watch Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera Kill Their "Dangerous Woman" Duet
Celebrity
Share
Hillary Clinton on 'Lemonade'—and Beyoncé as Vice President
Celebrity
Share
Fact: Emilia Clarke Singing "MMMBop" in Dothraki Is All That Matters
Celebrity
Share
Anne Hathaway Just Eviscerated James Corden in a Rap Battle
Celebrity
Share
Stop Everything: Jay Z Finally Responded to 'Lemonade'
Celebrity
Share
26 Awesomely Devastating Celebrity Comebacks That Will Give You Life
Celebrity
Share
Watch P!nk Lose It Meeting Her Crush Johnny Depp
Celebrity
Share
7 Truth Bombs Spencer Pratt Just Dropped About 'The Hills'
Celebrity
Share
Bill Cosby Will Stand Trial for Allegedly Drugging and Assaulting a Woman