"To drag the Vietnam War into a plastic surgery conversation is a real stretch Megyn, OK?" added Joy Behar on Tuesday's show.
"I don't like any of this in general, because when you're revisiting things as serious as anti-war propaganda and people going over in such a context, it has nothing to do with plastic surgery and it's much more serious than the issue at hand," said Meghan McCain.
Sunny Hostin admitted she was "bothered" by the speech as well, adding, "I've never seen a journalist do something like that." Joy followed that up with a shady remark: "Who's a journalist?"
Former "TODAY" co-host Ann Curry was a guest on the ABC talker, saying, "journalists are not supposed to be the story."
"We're supposed to be humble, we're supposed to use whatever time we're given to shine a light on other stories," she said. "To take time with this, it's not journalism."
"Jane should have just said to her, 'How much work have you had, bitch?'" joked Joy, a comment she later walked back. "I want to apologize to Megyn Kelly, I didn't meant to call her a bitch. I like her actually, I've met her at parties, I like her. She's struggling for a persona, she doesn't know who she is and that's the problem."
After McCain added that "all of this is beneath all of us," Goldberg sent a message straight to Kelly.
"Megyn, if I can forgive you for telling all my friends black children that Santa's only white, you made a mistake, we all make mistakes," she said. "You gotta lighten up. Jane made a mistake and she copped to it. She's aware, she knows how Fox News has used that and how it's portrayed her. She's doing her best. For you to do that, it's so not you."
"It's so not the 'TODAY' show," added Hostin, who again asked Curry to share her thoughts on how it reflects her former employer.
"The decision is what the viewers will accept or not accept. I think there is a feeling, not only are we living in a time, we're witnessing a certain amount of meanness which we should not tolerate," said Curry. "We are better than this, we are made of good stuff, we can reach out to each other. We can listen."