Peter Fonda has been fighting for relevance since the 60’s! The 78-year-old actor and director might have just received the biggest amount of attention he’s ever seen since his role in 1997’s “Ulee’s Gold” – a movie that I didn’t know existed, but one which he won an award for. Regardless of his everlasting gobbstopper IMDB list that spans the width of the bridge of irrelevance, it was this week alone that Peter Fonda finally heard his name screamed more than Jane Fonda’s.
It took only a few Tweets for Peter to be recognized and possibly arrested after he posted some very disturbing messages about Barron Trump, the son of President Donald Trump and his wife Melania. Peter’s Tweets were seething with anger and violence against a mere child, suggesting that Barron should be ripped from his mother’s arms and placed in a cage with pedophiles. His horrendous Tweet evolved into a horrible moment for him and his career of things that many people don’t care about. If Peter Fonda wanted five minutes of fame, then he failed. Instead, he was faced with five minutes of shame and the clock is ticking on what will happen next to someone who pens such a horrible thing about children.
To make matters worse, it was Peter who then tried to apologize but he got a priceless response from the President and many others. Donald Trump Jr. blasted Fonda while big Trump was busy focusing on things that matter, such as immigration policies. Someone as irrelevant as Peter Fonda won’t be able to nudge Trump enough to really get a response. Silence was golden from some, but many others voiced their concerns about something so sick and demented. Peter Fonda’s apology was met with gazing eyes as anyone reading saw right through his fake Hollywood apology. His apology seemed fake and he deleted his arrogantly violent rage-fit Tweet. He can apologize all he wants, but he’s still irrelevant
“Peter Fonda apologized to the family of President Donald Trump Wednesday after writing on Twitter that “we should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles,” in response to families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
In addition to targeting 12-year-old Barron Trump, the Oscar-nominated actor and younger brother of Jane Fonda added in the all-caps tweet that he’d like to see if first lady Melania Trump would “stand up against the giant a****** she is married to.”
Although the tweet has since been deleted, Mrs. Trump’s office notified the Secret Service.
“The tweet is sick and irresponsible,” the first lady’s communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
Donald Trump Jr. also responded to Fonda’s tweet by reacting to the news that although Fonda’s comments were condemned by Sony Pictures Classics, the film distribution company still plans to release independent film “Boundaries,” where Fonda has a supporting role, according to a statement in The Hollywood Reporter.
ABC News contacted Sony Pictures Classics for comment, but did not immediately hear back.
“So @iamfonda can suggest kidnapping and putting a child in a cage with pedophiles and @sonyclassics won’t do anything! I guess that’s ok if you’re a liberal,” the president’s son wrote Thursday. “If you’re a conservative you’d face real consequences. Great work @SonyPictures. Let them know your thoughts?”
Fonda, 78, apologized in a statement, obtained by ABC News, hours after his tweet disappeared, explaining that he was enraged about parents being separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television,” Fonda said in a statement released by his representative. “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.”
The statement continued, “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.”
A lot of readers and people on social media all had the same question when this scandal first broke the headlines. Who is Peter Fonda? Peter Fonda who?