Veterans Boycotting ‘The Butler’ Over Jane Fonda’s Portrayal Of Nancy Reagan

Jane Fonda SC Veterans Boycotting The Butler Over Jane Fondas Portrayal Of Nancy Reagan

A new controversy has driven a vocal group of American military veterans to boycott the new hit film “The Butler,” which led ticket sales over the weekend, bringing in a cool $25 million.

The dispute centers around director Lee Daniels’ decision to cast ultra-liberal Jane Fonda to play former first lady Nancy Reagan in the movie, which tells the story of Cecil Gains, a black man who served in the White House under eight presidents.

Fonda was famously condemned by thousands of veterans, service members and ordinary Americans when she toured North Vietnam in July 1972, viewing areas of Hanoi damaged during the ongoing Vietnam War, meeting with American prisoners of war, and even posing with a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun.

She has since apologized for some of her actions, but service members and veterans say that the anti-war activist has not fully atoned for them, and she has fanned the flames of the controversy by wearing a shirt to a promotional event for the film last month bearing her “Hanoi Jane” nickname and saying that vets criticizing her role in the movie should “get a life.”

Fonda roused even more ire with an inflammatory statement to the Hollywood Reporter about the issue, which went viral among people who see her as a traitor and liberal blowhard. “If it creates hoopla, it will cause more people to see the movie,” she said, adding, “I figured it would tweak the right. Who cares?”

Read More at ibtimes.com . By Connor Adams Sheets.

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Comments

  1. Dr. Kenneth Nolde says:

    Jane who? I haven't seen a movie with her in it since 1970 and I will not!

  2. VirgoVince says:

    As well WE ALL should!!

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    Iwould like to see more then veterans boycott this scumbag Fonda and Oprah the racist.

  4. Seeks_the_truth says:

    If Ofat is in it, I don't want to watch it. She can't 'act'.
    If the traitorous bitch Hanoi jane is in it, the theater it's in needs burned to the ground.
    Time for the left to quit trying to push this waste of space on the rest of us.
    Ofat and Hanoi jane. Who in their right mind would want to watch it??

    For those who fought for it, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

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