Jane Fonda: QVC axed my appearance over politics
Fonda was set to appear on the home-shopping channel on Saturday to promote her new book on aging, “Prime Time.” But the day before, she learned her segment had been cancelled. In a statement posted on her website, Fonda says QVC told her of receiving “a lot of calls” from viewers criticizing her opposition to the Vietnam War and threatening to boycott the show if she was allowed to appear.
Fonda goes on to say she is “deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind of insane pressure” and declares, “I love my country.”
Fonda was dubbed “Hanoi Jane” nearly 40 years ago after visiting the North Vietnamese capital, where she made radio broadcasts critical of U.S. war policy. While there, she was photographed sitting on an anti-aircraft gun laughing and clapping. Though she still defends her anti-war activism, Fonda has acknowledged that the photo incident was “a betrayal” of American forces. “That two-minute lapse of sanity will haunt me until the day I die,” she wrote in her 2006 autobiography.
To this day, I remember the words coming out of my dad’s mouth when Hanoi Jane had her “lapse of sanity”. Can’t repeat any of them here. Fonda’s “political activism” remains quite active to this day, especially when it comes to bashing conservatives. She blamed Gabrielle Gifford’s shooting on Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and the TEA Party.
I say kudos to QVC for cancelling her appearance! I wouldn’t buy anything from this commie traitor.