Actress Jane Fonda asked Netflix for a hiatus from her hit show “Grace and Frankie,” which they granted, so she could travel to Washington, D.C. to protest “raising awareness” for climate change.
So far the two-time Academy Award winner has been arrested three times alongside some Hollywood legends like Sam Waterston, Ted Danson and Rosanna Arquette. It doesn’t look like it’s stopping anytime soon either.
And President Trump just blasted Jane Fonda over her recent arrests and also her shameless protest during the Vietnam War.
Jane Fonda claims to be inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, who infamously traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to “raise awareness” for climate change.
The actress has been arrested three times so far (at least at the time this article was written). She seems to be arrested every Friday for her “Fire Drill Fridays” on the streets of Washington, D.C.
But the actress doesn’t deserve the clout she’s been receiving due to her track record of protesting during the Vietnam War where she put our American soldiers lives in jeopardy.
Jane is the daughter of World War II Naval Officer hero and acclaimed actor, Henry Fonda, but was regarded as public enemy #1 amongst Vietnam War veterans who prominently protested the war, which she was famously nicknamed “Hanoi Jane.”
While protesting in Vietnam, Fonda appeared on 10 radio programs to speak out against the U.S. military’s policy in Vietnam and also to beg pilots to cease bombing non-military targets. But things took a dramatic turn when during that trip, she was photographed seated on an anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi, making it look like she would shoot down American planes.
Of course it caused massive outrage. Since that fateful day in 1972, Jane Fonda claims to have regretted allowing that photo to be taken.
And on Wednesday, President Trump decided to comment on Jane’s string of arrests at one of his rallies in Louisiana.
He said to the crowd, “They arrested Jane Fonda, nothing changes. I remember 30, 40 years ago they arrested her. She’s always got the handcuffs on, oh man. She’s waving to everybody with the handcuffs. I can’t believe it.”
The crowd, of course, agreed with Trump’s sentiments.
He also added, “Remember that? She went to Vietnam to find out how nice they were. They weren’t too nice to her, by the way. No, they arrested her today. Jane Fonda, nothing changes. They arrest… every 25 years they arrest her.”
The bigger point Trump is making could be that she’s not a role model and shouldn’t be thought of as such. Yet, the media keeps interviewing her like she’s some sort of transformational figure that’s inspiring change.
Jane doesn’t see it that way though. In a recent interview with Washington’s local FOX 5 she said about her critics, “Those people are always going to attack that way. The best way to attack a celebrity is to say, ‘Here she is, doing it for their own glory or promotion or whatever. It doesn’t matter. Those people don’t matter. It doesn’t matter. Good people know. I could be doing a lot of other things besides getting out there. And I’ll be there if it’s snowing, raining, sleeting, hurricane, it doesn’t matter. I’m going to be there.”
On Tuesday with her appearance on “The View,” she said, “You know something? Climate activists have been doing this for 40 years. We’ve been writing articles and we’ve been giving speeches, we’ve been putting the facts out to the American public and politicians and we’ve marched and we’ve rallied peacefully — and the fossil fuel industry is doing more and more and more to harm us and our environment and our young people’s futures. And so we have to up the ante and engage in civil disobedience — which means getting arrested.”
That’s liberal “tolerance” for you. Maybe she should get off her high horse before criticizing anybody given her disgraceful act during the Vietnam War.