In a tweet sent out Wednesday, liberal actor Peter Fonda called for Barron Trump to be “ripped” from his mother Melania’s arms and put in a cage “with pedophiles.” Now, it looks like Sony Pictures didn’t take too kindly to Fonda’s inexcusable rant.
“WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO,” Fonda tweeted early Wednesday morning.
He also tweeted advocating the public caging and rape of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The vulgar tweet said Nielsen should be “pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity.” He also advocated for White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to be separated from her children.
Actor Peter Fonda has a social media army and the Secret Service on his back after a twisted Twitter call to “rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles.”
The brother of Jane Fonda also called for violence against Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and called White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders a “c—.”
A rep for Fonda told Fox News the actor “wanted to make sure that Melania and Ivanka communicate with the president the dire circumstances of separating mothers and young children.” The rep added on behalf of Fonda, “My response is the move was evil — same as the Pope.” [Source: Fox News]
Hours later, after public outrage over his inexcusable remarks ensued, Fonda released an apology, saying, “I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television. Like many Americans, I am very impassioned and distraught over the situation with children separated from their families at the border, but I went way too far. It was wrong and I should not have done it. I immediately regretted it and sincerely apologize to the family for what I said and any hurt my words have caused.”
Fonda likely thought he had gotten away with the incendiary stunt. After all, if we’ve learned anything in the past month, it’s that liberals can say whatever the heck they want about the Trump family; conservatives are the ones who must hold their tongues when they’ve got something off-color to say about a Democrat.
However, it looks like Sony has done the right thing in this situation, strongly condemning Fonda’s tweets. In a statement, the company said they would still release the upcoming film featuring Fonda because he only plays a small role and the rest of the cast deserves to have their work recognized, but if you read between the lines, it seems clear that this will be the last time they ever employ unhinged actor Peter Fonda.
Sony Pictures has released a statement on Peter Fonda, the actor who has sent vile, disturbing threats to women and children associated with the Trump administration.
Sony Pictures Classics, which will be releasing a movie co-starring Fonda in a matter of days, said in a statement sent to The Daily Caller that Fonda’s comments were “abhorrent, reckless and dangerous” and that “we condemn them completely.” The statement goes on to explain that Fonda has only a “minor role” in the film and the studio will not be pulling it in fairness to the other actors in the ensemble cast. [Source: The Daily Caller]
“Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely,” Sony said in the statement. “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.”
Fonda’s film may be coming out as scheduled, but it is highly unlikely that he will work for Sony ever again. The motion picture giant isn’t going to take a risk on a washed-up, D-list actor when they don’t have to. I hope Peter Fonda enjoys this very “limited release” — it could very possibly be his last.