Jane Fonda on riding that North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun in ’72: Sorry somebody took a picture
As everyone knows, war is bad as long as the President of the United States is a Republican. That’s why Jane Fonda was an anti-war activist during the Vietnam War. That’s why she toured North Vietnam in 1972 and denounced America, and that’s why she posed for pictures sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun:
That’s why Vietnam veterans call her “Hanoi Jane.”
But there’s good news, vets: Jane’s sorry she got caught! Hollywood Reporter:
Jane Fonda Receives L.A. Press Club’s Visionary Award
Jane Fonda says a part of her was surprised to receive an award from the Los Angeles Press Club, given her confrontational relationship with journalists during her activist days.
“When I hear the name L.A. Press Club, I think of the ’70s — and the reporters were so hostile. I could feel the hate coming to me in a wall,” Fonda said after receiving the club’s inaugural Visionary Award. “And now I’m getting an award from the Press Club.
“Of course, all those old guys are dead…”
Then, in a “lightning round” Q&A with NBC 4 anchor Robert Kovacik, Fonda touched on a variety of topics…
— On her greatest regret in life: “Sitting on that gun in North Vietnam. I’ll go to my grave with that one.”
Yes, Jane, you will. And a lot of your countrymen already have.
Hat tip to John Nolte, who points out that at least this is better than Hanoi Jane’s previous biggest regret: “I never got to f*** Che Guevara.”