By: K. Walker
ClashDaily Associate Editor
‘Hanoi’ Jane said she was sorry for posing for a photo sitting on top of an anti-aircraft gun in Vietnam in 1972. Do you buy it?
She’s given some half-hearted apologies for the photos in Hanoi over the years. In her 2005 memoir, she said that she was ‘manipulated’ into posing for the photo. On her website in 2011, she called the moment ‘a two-minute lapse of sanity that will haunt me forever.‘
But this latest ‘apology’ is particularly bad.
Variety published her comments at the Television Critics Association panel when she spoke about her anti-war activism and her upcoming HBO documentary.
“I was a kind of pretty girl who made movies,” Fonda said at the Television Critics Association panel for her upcoming HBO documentary, “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.” “When I decided to throw in my lot with the anti-war movement, everything shifted. Everything. The way I looked at the world and other people, people I was drawn to. … Everything changed.”
At the time, Fonda recalled, she met some American soldiers in Paris, who told her what they had seen and done in the war. Prior to that experience, she admitted she had been “completely uninvolved” in anything political and “didn’t even know where Vietnam was.” She had also believed that if there were men fighting, they were “on the side of the angels.”
Something just doesn’t smell right here…
“I didn’t like it that there were men in France that knew better than I did,” she said. “The coin shifted. I said, ‘I feel betrayed by this country’s leadership. We’ve been lied to, and I want to do anything I can to expose that.’”
Fonda didn’t want to be an ignorant twit that knew less than ‘men in France’, so she edumacated herself and became active in the anti-war movement.
This was when she took that trip to Vietnam in 1972 and took those famous photos sitting on an anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi.
Decades later, she regrets sitting on the gun, but not that she went to Vietnam.
Here’s her half-assed apology:
“I’m proud that I went to Vietnam when I did, but what I say in the film is true: I am just so sorry that I was thoughtless enough to sit down on that gun at that time. The message that sends to the guys that were there and their families, it’s horrible for me to think about that,” she said. “Sometimes I think, ‘Oh I wish I could do it over’ because there are things I would say differently now.”
She could’ve hashtagged that statement #SorryNotSorry.
So, it was ‘thoughtless’. One could say that that is the defining characteristic of the anti-war movement.
Many on the Left have attempted to defend Fonda for her anti-war behavior in the 70s by saying that she was ‘young’ at the time.
Let’s do some quick math…
Fonda was born in 1937 and went to Vietnam in 1972, which would have made her 35 years old at the time.
She wasn’t a young pup — she was a full grown woman who should have had her crap together.
Spare me that excuse.
Besides, this latest statement that she made isn’t an actual apology, but more of an attempt to assuage her guilt.
The reaction on Twitter was priceless.
That picture will never disappear Hanoi Jane and you are forever stained with your treason. Your antics resulted in American deaths on the battlefield
— Tom (@flyers1270) July 26, 2018
I hope she rots in hell for what she did in Vietnam .
— Paul (@TheRealPaulReam) July 25, 2018
Fonda was used by #FakeNews democrats to derail the victory of the Tet Offensive and force congress to abandon the war allowing the North to take the field in spite of losing. Also defunded South Vietnam's self defense and enabling the Killing Fields of Cambodia.
— Steve Bensen (@RecklessProcess) July 26, 2018
She’s a traitor!!!!!!
She caused death and torture to the prisoners at Hanoi Hilton. When POW’S were trying to get a message out she ratted them out.
THATS WHAT RATS DO
— Patty Machunski (@nolongerasleep) July 26, 2018
— SuperTrump (@IAmSuperTrump) July 25, 2018
We feel so sorry for you @janefonda I imagine the 58,220 dead Americas that died and spread their blood on the ground and in the Air feel sorry for you too. Socialist hag. https://t.co/qQ5EVtCdbQ #FoxNews pic.twitter.com/BRhQ0HA3Sd
— Patriot Lion (@JAB069) July 25, 2018
That Witch can stay there and never come back. pic.twitter.com/wjbwAxDmO8
— James Balandran (@BalandranJames) July 25, 2018
Don't forget Hanoi Jane Fonda Supported America's Enemy and the Death of Our Young Service Women and Men pic.twitter.com/G6PZCiYV2P
— Mike (@MIKEM_LINY) July 25, 2018
— Grant Stinchfield (@stinchfield1776) July 25, 2018
— Jean Pennie (@jeanpennie) July 25, 2018
That was brutal!
It looks like there are some Patriots that are unwilling to forget what Fonda did in Vietnam as a 35-year old adult.
That’s because she still doesn’t think she really did anything wrong.
Thank God that there are some positive female role models out there.
The “resist” crowd loathes her. Patriots love her.
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