Which is probably racist. Because hey, what isn’t?
A Kentucky movie theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War says he will not show “The Butler” because Jane Fonda plays Nancy Reagan.
Ike Boutwell owns the two movie theaters in Hardin County. He said Thursday he considers Fonda a traitor for her anti-war activities and especially her 1972 visit to Hanoi, WDRB-TV, Louisville, reports…
Boutwell said the response was generally positive in 2005 when he refused to show Fonda’s “Monster-in-Law.” He is even angrier about “The Butler” because of Fonda’s part.
“That is a slap in the face,” Boutwell said. “For a treasonous person to play a patriotic person, it is just terrible.”
Well, it’s his business, literally, and he can do what he wants with it. If he doesn’t want money from people who want to see that movie, fine. They can go to a theater that’s showing it and watch it there.
By the way, Fonda has claimed she regrets her actions in Vietnam, and yet when she was promoting the movie, she wore this:
If you don’t get the significance, ask a Vietnam vet.