Vietnam Vets Protest Jane Fonda's Broadway Show

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  1. ToughOmbre

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    I'll never forgive this bitch for what she did either! :angry5:

    Sunday Feb. 22, 2009

    It's been decades, but Jane Fonda still can't shake her "Hanoi Jane" image from the Vietnam War.

    About a dozen Vietnam veterans and other protesters on Saturday picketed the theater where the 71-year-old actress is starring in the Broadway play "33 Variations," telling passers-by that she had once visited their communist enemy in Hanoi.

    "Jane Fonda is a traitor," said Dan Maloney of the Gathering of Eagles, which bills itself as a national, nonpartisan veterans group. "She got on Hanoi radio and called every U.S. serviceman a war criminal."

    Fonda was tagged with the sobriquet "Hanoi Jane" after visiting the North Vietnamese capital in 1972, where she made radio broadcasts critical of U.S. policy and sat on an anti-aircraft gun laughing and clapping, as she describes in her autobiography, "My Life So Far."

    Though she still defends her anti-war activism, Fonda has acknowledged that the incident was "a betrayal" of American forces.

    "That two-minute lapse of sanity will haunt me until the day I die," she wrote. :rolleyes:

    Fonda currently plays a musicologist in the Moises Kaufman play about reconciliation, set against the woman's obsession with Beethoven's 33 variations on a waltz. It marks her return to Broadway after 46 years.

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    I don't think I'd bother seeing it. I don't mind Broadway productions, I just do mind Jane Fonda.
     
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    Maybe it will end with a scene depicting that guy who spat in her face several years ago.
     
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    :lol: didn't hear that one!!!
     
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    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 20, 2005 | by Jaime Holguin

    (AP) A man accused of spitting tobacco juice into the face of Jane Fonda after waiting in line to have her sign her new book said he's a Vietnam veteran who considers the actress a traitor.

    Michael A. Smith, 54, of Kansas City, was arrested on a municipal charge of disorderly conduct after off-duty officers caught him just outside Unity Temple, where Fonda was signing books.

    Fonda has been on tour and doing interviews to promote her just-published memoir, "My Life So Far." The thrice-married, two-time Academy Award winner covers a wide array of topics, including her 1972 visit to Hanoi to protest the Vietnam War, during which she was photographed on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. She has apologized for that photo, but not for opposing the war.

    Capt. Rich Lockhart of the Kansas City Police Department said that although Fonda did not want to press charges against Smith.

    Lockhart said Smith was released on bond late Tuesday night and is due to appear in municipal court on May 27. There was no answer Wednesday at the number listed for the address police provided for Smith

    Fonda drew a crowd of about 900 for her appearance, said Vivian Jennings, whose Rainy Day Books of suburban Fairway, Kan., sponsored the event at Unity Temple in Kansas City. Fonda, 67, spoke for about 15 minutes, answered questions for another 15, then began signing copies of her book.

    Jennings said Fonda received a standing ovation when she came out and when she finished speaking. Alan Tilson, one of those who had his book signed but left before the incident, said the crowd was very "warm and supportive" to Fonda and he was surprised to learn what had happened.

    Jennings said the actress never got up from her seat and continued autographing books after the tobacco juice was wiped off.

    "The important thing is that she was so calm and so gracious about it," Jennings said of Fonda. "She was wonderful."

    Jennings said that the man had a book to which the name "Jody" had been affixed as he approached to have it autographed. She said that when Fonda got the book, she looked up and said, "You're not Jody."

    "At that moment, he turned his head quickly and spit a trail of tobacco juice," Jennings said. "He immediately jumped off the stage and started running down the aisle."

    Fonda, who flew to Minneapolis Wednesday for another appearance on the book tour she began April 5, issued a statement through Jynne Martin of Random House, which published her book.

    "In spite of the incident, my experience in Kansas City was wonderful and I thank all the warm and supportive people, including so many veterans, who came to welcome me last night," Fonda said.
     
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    I have the same problem! She turned two back in December.:)
     
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    I once posted some pics of the American Fighter Aces reunion in Tucson - which had several LW aces including Rall, Galland, Krupinski etc.

    There was another one of me talking to General John Flynn (Ret) the Sr POW (the a Col instead of four stars) along w/Stockdale at Hanoi Hilton.

    I won't go into the full background but I did ask him why Jane Fonda was still alive and I'll never forget his answer.

    "When you have been in a hellhole like the Hilton, there is nothing on this earth worth trading for your freedom. She isn't worth a fleeting thought much less surrendering your freedom to whack her."

    I guess that sums it up for me also.
     
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    I can't stand the bitch. I would never spend my money on any of her bullshit movies or books.
     
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    Totally Agree. Haven't and won't. Same with our recent academy award crews of so many years.
     
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    Me either. What she did was despicable.
     
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    She will never understand the evil she did to our POWs in Vietnam. And those who look up to her will never understand either. And that is sad!

    The POWs have her pegged too. She ain't even worth the tobacco spit bath!

    Now I wonder how her socialist views would collide with all of her works being declared Public Domain so she never got another dime of royalty?? This would be a more fitting punishment!

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    There ya go!!!

    Yep - loosing my freedom isn't worth wacking the stupid bitch, but a week in jail for pissing on her during a book signing might be tempting, but then again why waste a few ounces of good urine on that b!tch!
     
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    She is a useless piece of sh*t, except maybe for target practice.

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    Although I disagree with her Hanoi crap but for those of you too young to recall the actual events it was a very very different time , the riots in almost every major city in the world , Kent State , My Lai, draft dodgers , fragging was even a popular sport in Viet Nam , the even if you listen to the music from that era much of the classic rock from that period was protest music. It was a very very different time .
     
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    What's your point pb? Just to be clear, you're not trying to justify anything that piece of sh*t did during the Viet Nam War, are you?

    Constitutionally protected dissent it one thing, it is very different from treason. And treason is what she should have been charged with and convicted of.

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    Her Hanoi stunt was well over the top but her protesting the war was doing something a large majority of people of her age group were doing all over the world .
     
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    The only movie Ive seen with that cu*t in it was Barbarella....

    Interesting info Bill M... One hellova quote as well.....
     
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    Neil, what she did wasnt protesting and u know it...
     
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    pb, we're not talking about "protesting the war". As you stated, many people protested the war. I got no problem with that.

    She is a F*CKING TRAITOR! What she did was/is TREASON!

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    The majority of people in her age group protesting weren't doing this...
     

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