I can’t believe that QVC (that home shopping network) had the nerve to cancel legendary actress of stage and screen Jane Fonda‘s appearance promoting her new book, Prime Time. Supposedly some viewers were complaining about her opposition to the Vietnam war, ummm … like over forty years ago! My dad happens to be a Vietnam Veteran, I do understand why people didn’t care for Hanoi Jane back in the day but to bring up this issue again is a bit on the ridiculous side. You might not agree with her past opinions on America’s involvement with Vietnam, but this is a free country the last time I checked. It’s super lame of the network to cave to pressure (from what three people?) and cancel Ms. Fonda’s appearance, read below what Jane had to say about this ‘controversy’ that seems to still be plaguing her today. All the drama aside, there’s no denying that Jane is one of our best actresses, the woman is a legend, and I adore her!
I was to have been on QVC today to introduce my book, “Prime Time,” about aging and the life cycle. The network said they got a lot of calls yesterday criticizing me for my opposition to the Vietnam War and threatening to boycott the show if I was allowed to appear. I am, to say the least, deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind of insane pressure by some well funded and organized political extremist groups. And that they did it without talking to me first. I have never shied away from talking about this as I have nothing to hide. I could have pointed out that threats of boycotts are nothing new for me and have never prevented me from having best selling books and exercise DVDs, films, and a Broadway play. Most people don’t buy into the far right lies. Many people have reached out to express how excited they were about my going onto QVC and hearing about my book.
Bottom line, this has gone on far too long, this spreading of lies about me! None of it is true. NONE OF IT! I love my country. I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us. I do not understand what the far right stands to gain by continuing with these myths. In this case, they denied a lot of people the chance to hear about a book that can help make life better, easier and more fulfilling. I am deeply grateful for all of the support I have been getting since this happened, including from my Vietnam Veterans friends. SOURCE