Actor Peter Fonda’s unhinged rant against the Trump family and ICE agents (and their kids) was so disturbing that the White House alerted the Secret Service. Fonda ended up apologizing, but he’s already shown how he really thinks.
Fonda appears in a movie set to be released soon, and what effect did his hate-filled wishes for the son of the president to be “ripped from his mother’s arms and put in a cage with pedophiles” and for ICE agents kids to be frightened in their schools have on the studio’s planned release of the film? Well, none actually:
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 21, 2018
From the Hollywood Reporter:
In a statement, the specialty film distributor Sony Pictures Classics said, “Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely. It is important to note that Mr. Fonda plays a very minor role in the film. To pull or alter this film at this point would unfairly penalize the filmmaker Shana Feste’s accomplishment, the many actors, crew members and other creative talent that worked hard on the project. We plan to open the film as scheduled this weekend, in a limited release of five theaters.”
How unexpected… https://t.co/5lQ4ZJoTmR
— Lou Spowels (@kremmen64) June 21, 2018
Seriously @Sony? Your message that it's okay for Hollywood washouts like @iamfonda to make these threats against the First Family is WRONG! At least @ABCNetwork had more balls to do something. Karma will get you though as this move will be a HUGE FLOP. https://t.co/GMfW3AuMix
— Deplorable Chica (@LaDragonNRG) June 21, 2018
— Cristi????✈ (@Cristianna1962) June 21, 2018
We can’t help but wonder…
— kerry (@K1erry) June 21, 2018
There’s the rhetorical question of the day.