Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda has attempted to backtrack her comments about murdering pro-life Americans after she received considerable pushback following her appearance on ‘The View.’
“While women’s reproductive rights are a very serious issue and extremely important to me, my comment on The View was obviously made in jest,” Fonda told Fox News Digital. “My body language and tone made it clear to those in the room – and to anyone watching – that I was using hyperbole to make a point.”
“Women across the country are facing real threats when it comes to our bodies, and people lose faith in our mission to protect women when others choose to focus on tangential issues and passing jokes instead of the actual problem at hand,” she added.
As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, Fonda joined the hosts of ‘The View’ on Friday to discuss her activism and the impact of pro-life legislation around the country.
“We have experienced many decades now of having agency over our body. Of being able to determine when and how many children to have,” Fonda said. “We know what that feels like. We know what that’s done for our lives. We are not going back. I don’t care what the laws are, we are not going back.”
“That’s the activist speaking and she probably will get a Nobel prize,” said co-host Sunny Hostin.
“It’s the truth. It is the truth, I’m not going to do it,” Fonda continued.
“Besides marching and protesting what else do you suggest?” Joy Behar asked.
“Murder,” Fonda replied with a straight face to which Behar said, “She’s just kidding.” Fonda, however, did not confirm Behar’s assumption and instead stayed silent.
In response to this, freshman Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) took to Twitter to decry the radical actress for her comments and make it known that the Capitol Police have been notified.
“I have notified Capitol Police of Jane Fonda’s call to murder pro-life politicians,” Luna wrote. “I am a pro-life member of Congress. As she did not retract or clarify that she was “joking” with her statement, we are taking this threat as a serious one. Jane Fonda and The View, must issue a full retraction of Fonda’s sickening call to murder pro-life politicians and those who fight for the rights of unborn babies.”
“Calling for the murder of a pro-life politicians is not only dangerous but it’s incredibly sick. This leads to targeting and can result in someone being seriously hurt,” she continued. “The View should be ashamed that they condone violence, especially against women elected officials as we are already targeted way more for stalking and violence way more than our male counterparts.”
“Calling for murder of pro-life politicians like myself and many others is not only sick but should be investigated,” Rep. Paulina added.
I have notifed Capitol Police of Jane Fonda’s call to murder pro-life politicians.
I am a pro-life member of Congress. As she did not retract or clarify that she was “joking” with her statement, we are taking this threat as a serious one.
Jane Fonda and The View, must issue a… https://t.co/BhUvQaH26Z
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) March 10, 2023
Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) shared a similar sentiment when he wrote “Shorter Jane Fonda: ‘well, so long as SOMEONE gets murdered…’ Incitement, much?”
Shorter Jane Fonda: “well, so long as SOMEONE gets murdered…” Incitement, much? https://t.co/CAhlZHy4Fw
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) March 10, 2023
It seems like Fonda has realized the error of her ways and has attempted to backtrack to protect her own reputation, however, the comments that she made were reprehensible. Despite claiming that the comments were only “made in jest,” pro-life Americans realize that there is a dangerous message behind her attempt at a joke.
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