Originally posted by Nerdling
So what if she did? Its her decision.
Just because she's an actress doesnt mean she's not allowed to be a deviant.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Then one day she aplogized:
"I will go to my grave regretting the photograph of me in an antiaircraft carrier [sic], which looks like I was trying to shoot at American planes. That had nothing to do with the context that photograph was taken in. But it hurt so many soldiers. It galvanized such hostility. It was the most horrible thing I could possibly have done. It was just thoughtless. I wasn't thinking. I was just so bowled over by the whole experience that I didn't realize what it would look like."
She wasn't thinking. She was bowled over. She didn't realize what it would look like.
Is this acceptable? Why?
Originally posted by Gools
Why should she have appologised for an opinion she held years ago and had the freedom to express?
The Fonda-Hayden trip became unforgettable because it infuriated Americans, especially Americans in uniform, many of whom still regard her as a traitor. She praised the North Vietnamese, posed for a photo at a Communist anti-aircraft gun emplacement, made several radio broadcasts for the Communist North Vietnamese in which she called American military leaders "war criminals," then when some of the POWs returned home and described mistreatment by the North Vietnamese, she said Americans should "...not hail the POWs as heroes, because they are hypocrites and liars." There is no dispute that her visit took place, that her words and actions were in support of the enemy, and that her conduct caused harm to the war effort and to some of the prisoners of war.
Originally posted by elaine
Grady I have a question for you:
I'm curious as to what you think should've been the end result of the Vietnam War (without any protestor's interference).
In your mind how should things have went? I'm trying to see your point here.
Originally posted by elaine
Most of the draftees were poor or black.
As for Jane it seemed like just a foolish thing she did for attention or something. She's probably very embarassed about it now.
In 1988, sixteen years after denouncing American soldiers as war criminals and tortured POWs as possessed of overactive imaginations, Fonda met with Vietnam veterans to apologize for her actions. It's interesting to note that this nationally-televised apology (during which she attempted to minimize her actions by characterizing them as "thoughtless and careless") came at a time when New England vets were successfully disrupting a film project she was working on. It's also interesting that not only was this apology delivered sixteen years after the fact, but it has not been offered again since. More than a few have read a huge dollop of self-interest into Fonda's 1988 apology. (Finally, in an interview in 2000, almost thirty years after the fact, Fonda admitted: "I will go to my grave regretting the photograph of me in an anti-aircraft carrier, which looks like I was trying to shoot at American planes. It hurt so many soldiers. It galvanized such hostility. It was the most horrible thing I could possibly have done. It was just thoughtless.") www.26thmarines.org...
Originally posted by Jamuhn
Then we can drape communist flags over her remains and dance in the blood!